Hipcamp host Jules H.
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We are located just 10 minutes from beautiful Starved Rock as well as three other State Parks (Illini, Buffalo Rock and Matthiessen State Park). There are plenty of outdoor activities to do here like hiking trails, visit breathtaking canyons and waterfalls, fishing, kayaking or rafting down Covel Creek. Nearby North Utica and Downtown Ottawa are both well known for their ric
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We are located just 10 minutes from beautiful Starved Rock as well as three other State Parks (Illini, Buffalo Rock and Matthiessen State Park). There are plenty of outdoor activities to do here like hiking trails, visit breathtaking canyons and waterfalls, fishing, kayaking or rafting down Covel Creek. Nearby North Utica and Downtown Ottawa are both well known for their rich history as well as outdoor festivals. Every Saturday, through October, the Ottawa Old Town Farmer's Market is open from 8am-12:30pm. You can purchase freshly picked, home-grown vegetables, fruits and get fresh roast coffee! As day turns to night, the sunsets are gorgeous and the sky turns into a blanket of stars. We encourage you to come rain or shine, there is plenty to discover no matter what the weather is doing.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
RV details
Ask about generators
Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups
Have a question? Send Jules a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Starved Rock Canyons

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Drop your line in nearby Illinois River, Vermilion River or Matthiessen Lake.

Fall Fun

This is a great time of the year for Leaf Peeping, Pumpkin Patches, Cider Donuts at the Farmer's Market and hikes, of course!

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Covel Creek in Illinois.

River, stream or creek

The Covel Creek Takeout for kayaking is just around the corner from us. The Put In is located on East 18th Road, Stoneyville, ...Read more

Waterfall

LaSalle Canyon has multiple waterfalls that the kids can play in.

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Forest
Lake
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The vibe at Camp Covel Creek

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Hipcamper James

5 stars!

James B.
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(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2019

Had a great stay - hosts were extremely warm and friendly. It was a beautiful location, had a great fire pit, and plenty of space. I would definitely recommend it.

Hipcamper Jules
Response from Jules, the Host, on May 20th, 2019

So glad you enjoyed yourselves, Thank you!

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Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle P.
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June 30th, 2019

AMAZING! beautiful property and wonderful hosts. The lovely landowners were so incredibly accommodating, gave great recommendations for fishing and swimming, and were super helpful with everything along the way. 100% recommend this spot, 10/10 will return here again. Awesome stay :)

Hipcamper Jules
Response from Jules, the Host, on July 2nd, 2019

Thank you, Kyle! You both were a joy to have, we look forward to having you back.

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Hipcamper John
John C.
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(Dispersed site)
July 7th, 2019

Great time. Super nice!!!

Hipcamper Jules
Response from Jules, the Host, on July 7th, 2019

Your family was so sweet, I'm happy you had a great time. My daughter was very excited to see other kids her age camping here.

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Hipcamper Benjamin

Home is here

Benjamin M.
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(Dispersed site)
July 14th, 2019

Camping at covel creek was a great time. Jules put alot of hard work into this site, it was super clean. No trash on the ground, portopotty was the cleanest ive ever seen. Jules was very respectful to us and was very welcoming. She provides alot, TP, table, trails, garbage cans, fireplaces, and sniffers:)

Hipcamper Jules
Response from Jules, the Host, on July 14th, 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves!

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Hipcamper James
James S.
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(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2019

Great spot for family camping, and Jules was a great host!

Hipcamper Jules
Response from Jules, the Host, on August 4th, 2019

Thanks James!

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Hipcamper Ed

Starved rock peace and quiet

Ed J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2019

If you want to go camping close to starved rock, stay here. The place is quiet and peaceful and a really quick drive to the state park. Jules couldn’t have been more accommodating and her place is a nice respite from the crowds at the park. We will be back!

Hipcamper Jules
Response from Jules, the Host, on August 4th, 2019

Ed, your kind words warm my heart! It is so nice to have enthusiastic campers who can appreciate the space I've created. See you next time, stay longer!

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Hipcamper Zachary D.
Zachary D. L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2019

Camp Covel was awesome! Very close to starve rock. Private camp sites were the perfect getaway from downtown. Jules was a great host and made us feel very at home.

Hipcamper Jules
Response from Jules, the Host, on August 4th, 2019

I'm happy you enjoyed your camping adventure here. Come back soon!

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Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan D.
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(Dispersed site)
August 14th, 2019

Jules and Mike were great hosts! Very welcoming and hospitable! My group and I will definitely be returning in the near future.

Hipcamper Jules
Response from Jules, the Host, on August 16th, 2019

Thank you for the kind words, Jonathan. We look forward to hosting your stay in the future!

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Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha E.
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(Dispersed site)
August 20th, 2019

Wonderful stay! Jules welcomed us and we had everything we needed. Very close to Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks. The property itself is lovely. Will return again soon!

Property
Starved Rock Private Estate
State
Illinois
$60/night
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