Property located on the Ohio River with grass fields and mature woodland areas with primitive campsites available. Sites also available with riverviews when river levels are down. Direct access to river for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Hiking available in back woods. Arrow head have been found beside the river and in creeks nearby. Plenty of driftwood all around
Property located on the Ohio River with grass fields and mature woodland areas with primitive campsites available. Sites also available with riverviews when river levels are down. Direct access to river for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Hiking available in back woods. Arrow head have been found beside the river and in creeks nearby. Plenty of driftwood all around, come and find a unique piece! Less than 10 miles from: City of Metropolis - the home of Superman, Fort Massac State park, Harrah’s Casino and Mermet springs(scuba diving). 13 miles to Heron Pond Reserve or Cache River nature area. 20 miles to Paducah, Ky or the Shawnee National Forest. Wildlife seen on property: Deer, Bald Eagle, Beaver, Fox, Groundhog, Turkey, Coyote, Bobcat, Herons.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Cook Stove. 2 burner. Per night
Half dozen eggs
Contact us prior to arrival for egg availability.
Contact us prior to arrival for egg availability.
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Wildlife seen on property: Deer, Bald Eagles, Beaver, Fox, Groundhog, Turkey, Coyote, Bobcat, Herons
Natural features you'll find at Riverside Primitive Camping in Illinois.
Small pond on the property. Not stocked.
Swimming/wading in river permitted. Riverbottom is very soft mud. Current can be strong at times. SWIM/WADE AT OWN RISK.
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We had a great time with our dog camping on the Ohio River! The hosts were gracious and accommodating when we arrived. We spent a couple days fishing and enjoying the scenery and the bright stars and the majestic Ohio river. Highly recommended!
Beautiful, peaceful, fun!
The property is absolutely beautiful! We loved staying on the river. We enjoyed fishing and paddle boarding. It was so peaceful and quiet at night. We could see so many stars. Amy and Neil were so kind and helpful. The fresh eggs were just icing on the cake! Loved our stay. Highly recommend it! We will definitely be back!
Great spot by the river
Neil and his family were very welcoming. There’s plenty of room to camp, run around and enjoy a beautiful spot near the river. Great if your doing a one night camp or staying several days.
We camped overnight, while moving my mother-in-law cross country during a pandemic peak. We were looking for an out-of-the-way safe, peaceful spot to stay overnight with an 84-year old (rather than a motel) and we found it! Loved the host shower too! Neil and his wife were welcoming and very helpful. Definitely recommend their place!
My wife and I wanted to get away for a long weekend to celebrate our honeymoon. We asked Neil for a riverside spot so we could fish and kayak. He gave us what I would call the best spot on the property. We had a pretty long drive to get there and arrived pretty late, he was able to give us great directions to get to our spot and even dopped off the firewood so we would have it in the morning. The bathroom/shower is probably one of the cleanest camping bathrooms I've ever seen. The sky at night was so beautiful, I've never seen so many stars. We saw deer every night and every morning. Peaceful, quiet campground with plenty to do. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun/different camping option.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Neil and was shown where everything we needed was located. I had 1 person in our group that had to work and wasn’t able to arrive on property until late that evening. Neil was understanding of the situation and everything worked out! Very quiet and peaceful spot right on the Ohio River with the fire going and watching barges run all night! I will definitely return in the spring and summer even though I live 6.5 hours away. Completely worth it!!! Thanks again
An excellent stay on our trip! When we arrived we were kindly greeted by Neil, his wife and 3 girls who treated us like friends! we bought some fire wood and eggs from the family and were personally delivered the goods by 3 very excited girls riding a dump truck :) we stayed on the site along the river that had an absolutely breathtaking view. the next morning we were able to take a warm shower before leaving. 5 stars, 10 out of 10, defintely reccommend! Thank you Neil and family!