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Old 08-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #11
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:16 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by BlakeB
Good to see someone else on here from Illinois! Do you have any favorites locally? We have a 21mo old so we usually try to find places with playgrounds or pools. Amboy Yogi is ok (biggest sites ever), Shabbona, Millbrook Yogi, etc...

What part of Illinois....we are out in Plainfield.

Welcome to my Illinois neighbors. A transplant from Joliet here, now residing in So. Illinois. As a youngster on weekends we would camp in Marseilles, Yorkville, and Seneca, and a couple outings to Wisconsin Dells on school vacation. Back then it WAS 100% tent camping with 7 kids and the folks in the back of a covered Pickup. Loved every minute of it, but not a tent camper anymore. We have moved on up!
I now know how my father felt about sleeping on the ground. LOL. Our camping has been local in the Randolph County area but are looking forward to venturing abit further in the near future. Started out dry camping, then our local State Park got electricity. Life is good! Enjoy.

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Old 08-26-2012, 01:51 PM   #13
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we are in southern illinois near alton. just getting back from mcnair coe park at carlyle. its on the south end of the lake, about 2 miles east on 50 from 127. only 32 spots, but very nice. every other campsite on the lower end has shared water with another site (i.e 1 spigot, 2 hose connections). sites are paved, mostly level and easy to get into.

they do not take reservations, so hazlett is always a fall back.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #14
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Welcome! we are headed out by you this weekend, Sunset Lakes Resort in Joslin IL. As far as the Jellystones go...we haven`t found one we didn`t like! and we`ve been to many. We always go to the Amboy IL. Jellystone for Columbus Day Weekend (Halloween weekend). great time! the Jellystone in the Dells is/was one of my favorites, lots of memories from when I was a kid. But now they are overpriced....$70-110 a nite for full hookup with all the add-ons..... no thanks! there is a Jellystone 45 minutes farther north of the Dells in Warrens WI. we used to go there all the time and then we stopped going when we noticed they stopped caring about the place, turns out they went bankrupt. it opened again the next spring under new ownership, but still a Jellystone. we haven`t been back yet, but we want to try it again.

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #15
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Another one from down state, Mattoon. Just getting started. Just my DW and two DD (in my case that is dear dogs).
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:22 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by QCCowboy View Post

We actually live in the Quad City area, IA/IL border and home to the TugFest which is occuring this weekend. It is a tug of war over the Mississippi River that has been a battle between IA and IL for several years. Both side have festivals and there are great fireworks on Friday night.

I know what you mean about the playgrounds I we have two that are just a few years older than yours.

There is one that is local that is definately our favorite which is Scott County Park near Park View, IA. They have sites to suit nearly every preference and have several different playgrounds. They also have a pool with waterslide and sprayground, hiking/bike trails, and golf course.

There are also several others including West Lake Park in Davenport, IA which actually has even more and somewhat better playgrounds that Scott County and a lake rather than a pool (both are actually Scott County parks) and in IL we really enjoy Morrison Rockwood and Johnson Sauk trails.

We haven't yet tried a Yogi bear campground, however I have heard some great things about the one in Amboy and others that are around. We are actually thinking about visiting the one near the Wisconsin Dells sometime this fall.
We used to travel with a MH and horse trailer. Camped at Morrison Rockwood for years in the equestrian area. We live in Prophetstown. We switched from horses to ATVs now with a toy hauler we camp at Darlington and Gratiot Wisconsin alot. Both of us just resently retired and ordered a Puma 5th wheel toyhauler and plan to discover the country one ATV trail at a time.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:47 PM   #17
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Welcome to the forums and I'm sure you will enjoy that Puma toyhauler. We make it out to Morrison Rockwood a couple of times a year with several other families and prefer to take up quite a few of the spots in the loop area with the playground in the center.

Used to ride ATVs quite a bit out in the P-Town area at a friends farm until I got into a little bit of a disagreement with mine........It won.....

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