I've camped in over 50 campgrounds and this was one of my least favorite. It's nearly all seasonals, who were welcoming and friendly, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 sites available for visitors. The reservation process was simply a matter of getting someone to answer the phone, and no confirmation was provided other than being told my name was "on the board." At check in we waited for someone to find the person who works in the office. Our site was basically in someone's yard and the fire ring was within reach of their tethered dogs. There's a pool but it was packed with regulars who were throwing a party. No other amenities. The restaurant is not affiliated with the campground but is within walking distance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly, helpful with directions and took us to site. Had a 4th of July celebration on July 1st for weekend campers. Afternoon, a band was playing at the pool pavilion, and an evening meal offered by the park with meat, buns and serving needs provided, just bring a dish to share. Very nice. Nice pool and neat surroundings. Well kept. Tight turns on the well maintained roads. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a nice clean park. The owners were some of the nicest people I have meet yet RV'ing. The town of New Carlisle is small, so getting use to the small town life maybe a little different. You could see Hudson Lake from campground. It's a clean lake, a good size for boating and water stuff. The park has stuff to do every weekend. The only bad thing was the train tracks were very close. Trains do come through all night. They don't blow a horn at night, but you do hear the car's on the tracks. If it was not for the trains, this park would have gotten a higher rating. We would come back with train's and all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My family have been a seasonal campers since 2007. We really like it here. We have made alot of new friends here. If your looking for a place to swim, boat, fish, camp, and have fun, this is the place. It's only 1 1/2 hours from the southside of Chicago. You can also take the south shore train from Chicago and be dropped off right at the campground. Come check it out! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very nice people! The campground was lovely. We arrived late, but the manager was very accommodating. She took my husband out a golf cart to choose our site. The other campers were very nice. This campground has mostly seasonal campsites, but does provide about 25 weekender sites. The restaurant is on the property with access to a boat launch and boat slips. The surprise was that a commuter train runs along the campground (often). Otherwise it is a very peaceful stay. Not alot of activities if you are traveling with small children. We would come again for a lazy quiet weekend. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Mostly seasonal with a few sites for transients. Not owner managed. Manager friendly. Seasonals friendly. Clean campground. Clean pool. Nice view of lake. Train stop within walking distance to Chicago about 1 1/2 hours ride away. Hear trains at night. Mainly for adults but children welcomed. Would camp here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This park is a dump. Roads are narrow; road I had to take to get to pull-through site was partially washed out and deeply rutted. Restroom was a long hike from our campsite and smelled of old urine. Mostly full-time or seasonal, several sites look like they had not been maintained in months. Noisy gas golf carts are everywhere. Lots of dogs. Staff was polite. Pool needed cleaning. We will avoid this campground in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is NOT a BIG RIG park. Nor a park for any motorhome. Yes, they will take your money and lead you 2 miles into their park to a field. On the narrow road in which no one can pass; you will scrape the sides of your motorhome on tree branches, side to side, top to bottom. There is no way in which to turn around other than backing into a TOO SMALL space on a dead end field site. Opportunity arises to get stuck in mud. Site we finally got had no hookups. Sites within this park are mostly trailers that are there year round or summer rentals. Campfires abound. Great place for kids, dogs and if you have a travel trailer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I camped there and thought it was a really nice place to stay. They have two play grounds for the kids a pool and the staff is really nice. I will camp there again. Highly recommended We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A nice mix of seasonal and weekend campers. Lots of stuff for the kids to do, including swimming, fishing, hiking and playgrounds. The park is beginning to show its age, the mini-golf course is in poor shape. The campground site (W3) that we stayed at was wooded and nice, although a bit tight on space, with trees making backing in even a pop-up a bit difficult. The main means of travel around the park seems to be via golf cart, which is a bit irritating at times. The restrooms were dirty, and there arent't enough of them for the number of campers in the campground. Quiet time is not observed too well, several people made a lot of noise until 1 or 2 in the morning each evening, but this was Memorial Day weekend. The staff is very courteous and helpful. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Most sites are seasonal, but they do have some pull throughs for weekenders. Campground
goes from wooded, to out in the open. All roads are either paved, or gravel. Swimming pool is good sized, and they have a sand volleyball court, along with a nice pavillion. Able to rent golfcarts for trails. Staff is friendly, although the store seemed to have strange hours on weekends. Game room was nice for the kids, as was the pond fishing. Wasn't happy with the restrooms, but since we had our own, it was no big deal. Would reccomend if you have children, small or otherwise, and if you are a self contained unit with shower and toilet facilities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.