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09/2012
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very, very nice park. Concrete, level spots and roads leading to them. Clean picnic table areas with lush grass surrounding each spot, if a bit wet in spots due to some rain. Extremely professional front desk registration process. Wi-Fi connection is excellent. Free breakfast, too. There are no shade trees, unfortunately, which drops our rating from 10 to 9.
09/2012
rating [ 4/10 ]
I'm stumped at the other reviews because that was not our experience. We arrived late and had to do a night registration, but it wouldn't have mattered because a sign on the door said the office closed at noon (it was a Saturday) and would be closed all day Sunday. So, we couldn't get a code to the washrooms nor would we get a password for the WiFi. My husband inquired with various other campers who either didn't have the WiFi code, or weren't using the system at all (one person said half the campground didn't have WiFi at all). Two campers said there was a manager at Site #1, but no one was at home. The concrete spot was cracked and the grass around it had litter and cigarette butts. When we went to dump, the black water went down fine but the gray water bubbled back up. This motorhome is a rented one with small tanks, so the content wasn't huge but their system seemed unable to contain the waste water. Fortunately, we were only there overnight and were happy to get out as quickly as we could the next day. For your information, this was the most expensive fee ($45.70) of every place we stayed on our 2+ week road trip, and I plan to send a complaint to them asking for a refund (we had to leave cash since no one was available to process a credit card).
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were here two nights while visiting relatives in the city. It's easily accessible to find and nice and quiet. Not all sites have trees, but those that do are under huge shady ones. There's a little nature walk where my husband went with the dog and enjoyed watching the large variety of butterflies. The Wi-Fi is excellent! Overall, staying here has been a good experience. The owner even offered to drive my husband to the car rental place, but arrangement had already been made for Enterprise to pick him up. It, however, is not near the water for those who feel having water access is important.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is an excellent campground with large clean spaces and large trees throughout. It was one of the few RV parks where we actually sat outside to have dinner since we were on a road trip that involved a lot of one-night stays. The WiFi was good, too. Overall, it was a good experience and I would highly recommend it for not only overnight, but for a longer stay.
09/2012
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is the closest park to the Chicago area coming from the south. Plan to pay lots of tolls to get downtown: and try to avoid rush hour! We've stayed here in the past and knew about this, so we were prepared and it wasn't a problem for us. Free Wi-Fi is available in the adjacent hotel's lobby, possibly in the campground office, we were told. But it wasn't open very much (many campers had to register at the hotel), but Wi-Fi is not available at the camping site. A shuttle is available to the casino down the hill, which is also walking distance. There is an acceptable laundry at the office building and in the hotel itself. We stayed at this campground for 3 nights and rented a car to drive into Chicago and the suburbs to visit friends and relatives. Enterprise picks you up, and dropping it back off was convenient. The only unfavorable issue is that it had rained and there were puddles by the site. Also, the dump site located behind the hotel, (no sewer at camping sites), was flooded slightly (before the rain) to a lot after the rainfall. Apparently, because its part of a casino complex, no one under 21 is allowed in this campground.
09/2012
rating [ 8/10 ]
Nice shady campground near a national park area, with sites at varying levels but close together. No picnic bench at our site, but we were just there overnight and didn't need one. The Wi-Fi was pretty good, which was a relief because many campgrounds advertise free Wi-Fi but the reception is poor. It's a small campground so it was an easy walk back and forth to the laundry, but the laundry itself was small and the machines old. One of the 2 washers required a second $1.50 to get the load thoroughly rinsed. But there is a large dryer that accommodated 2 loads at a time. There were potted flowers and plants all over the place, in addition to the flowering foliage in the ground, which is a nice touch, and there was a nice sitting area in front of the office. Not sure I liked the idea of the bible opened to a scripture page sitting there in the laundry room, but the campground is in the Bible Belt south, so that wasn't unexpected. We only stayed a single night, but would have considered more if we didn't have a destination and timeline to follow.
09/2012
rating [ 6/10 ]
Once we got off the main road (East Lake Drive). the other ones to the campground were not good and in need of paving. The Wi-Fi, which was free, wasn't very good and kept knocking me off. I was able to download e-mails but not much else. Very frustrating. Otherwise there was no problem for an overnight stay. There aren't many RV parks in the Springfield area. This was recommended over another one we considered.
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