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Illinois
Grafton
Most Recently Reviewed
Pere Marquette State Park
Latest Review Submited On
2013-08-04 18:37:18
1 Park(s) Reviewed Near
Grafton, Illinois
Camp Information
Sites
80
Date of Stay
August 2013
Latest Rate
$20



Hookups
Electric
yes
50amp
yes
Water
no
Sewer
no
Wireless Internet
yes
Cable TV
no
Accommodations
Pull-Thru Sites
no
Big Rig Access
yes
Waterfront Access
no
Shade Trees
yes
Pool Access
no
Pets Allowed
yes
Tents Allowed
yes
Family Friendly
yes
Latest Review Information
Ratings (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
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Clean Restrooms (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
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Clean Showers (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
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[ 8 / 10 ]
August 2013
$20
This was our first visit back in 20+ years. The trees that were planted in the campground are now mature and provide a pleasant shady canopy. Around 30 sites are reservable and the remaining 50 are first come, first served. Some of these are sunny, which would be good off season, or if you need satellite reception. This is a popular park, and while we stayed Tuesday and Wednesday nights without a reservation, by checkout on Thursday it was starting to fill. The park is Illinois' largest, at 8000 acres. The lodge, cabins, and restaurant were built by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) in the 1930s and is known for it's fried chicken dinners. We went for breakfast, had a great omelette and enjoyed watching all the hummingbirds! The hiking was great, several trails to overlooks of the oxbow lakes and the Illinois River. The park also has a boat ramp and slips on the river. Maybe next time we'll take our kayaks, as there wasn't too much current in the river. We took our bikes so we could use the bike trail and ride to Grafton, about 6 miles each way. Grafton is neat with lots of waterfront restaurants. There was also horseback riding available in the park. If you go, consider riding one of the ferries from Missouri. We rode over on the Golden Eagle Ferry (Missouri to Calhoun County, IL across the Mississippi--toll) and the Brussels Ferry (across the IL river, free!). Going home we rode the longer Grafton Ferry (across the confluence of the Mississippi and IL rivers- also a toll). It cuts the driving time down to St. Louis and is fun!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
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[ 8 / 10 ]
July 2013
$20
We found this to be a very nice park. The interior roads are paved and the sites are gravel. Lots of space between the sites and many are shaded. Most sites are level. The lodge has a great restaurant and that is a short walk thru the park. The lodge is where you must go to use the Wi-Fi. Restrooms and showers were just OK. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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[ 7 / 10 ]
September 2012
$20
Great very scenic state park with spacious campsites although there are a few not level. No hookups except for electric, but water is available and there is a dump station. The park has great hiking trails and views of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The park's lodge has a good dining room that serves some of the best fried chicken prepared anywhere. The restrooms are clean but have the aggravating push button showers. It is also a great park for site seeing. St Louis is about a 40 minute scenic drive away, even shorter if you use the ferry. We will return and stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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