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Old 04-01-2016, 02:22 PM   #11
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Yorkville you say? I'm right up the road from you in Big Rock. Howdy!

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Old 04-01-2016, 04:27 PM   #12
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Where do you like to camp around your neck of the woods?
We enjoy going to the Rend Lake area. They have some nice CG's in the area. Perfect for fishing, boating and sightseeing.

Our favorite CG is Wayne Fitzgerrell State park ( very spacious ) and in the same locale as North and South Sandusky camping areas. Also Gun Creek. I have a attached a few links for you.

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NORTH SANDUSKY CAMPGROUND, IL - Campground & Camping Details - ReserveAmerica - [NRSO]

SOUTH SANDUSKY CAMPGROUND, IL - Campground & Camping Details - ReserveAmerica - [NRSO]

We also have ventured down to Fort Massac State Park. Beautiful area, very nice and well kept campground. It is located in Metropolis, Il. Already reserved another outing there in June.

Am looking forward to making a trip up to Starved Rock hopefully this year as well. My home town area.

There are other CG's in our near area as well. Such as Carlyle Lake, that some say is really nice. We have never been, so can't comment on.

Where in Illinois are you living?
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:43 PM   #13
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YORKVILLE! WTH is YORKVILLE? JK, I used to live there back in the very early 60's and then onto Aurora. Yorkville is a nice, and now not so little, town. I will always remember the little dam in the downtown area.
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Yorkville you say? I'm right up the road from you in Big Rock. Howdy!

Welcome to the forum. Great group of people here.

Hey neighbor! We do weekend gateways at Shabbona. How about you?


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YORKVILLE! WTH is YORKVILLE? JK, I used to live there back in the very early 60's and then onto Aurora. Yorkville is a nice, and now not so little, town. I will always remember the little dam in the downtown area.

They reworked the dam, they a nice little park along the river. We got our first movie theater last year. Widening 47 in some areas. Now my wife and I want to move! LOL! Just kidding.


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Old 04-01-2016, 06:51 PM   #16
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We enjoy going to the Rend Lake area. They have some nice CG's in the area. Perfect for fishing, boating and sightseeing.

Our favorite CG is Wayne Fitzgerrell State park ( very spacious ) and in the same locale as North and South Sandusky camping areas. Also Gun Creek. I have a attached a few links for you.

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NORTH SANDUSKY CAMPGROUND, IL - Campground & Camping Details - ReserveAmerica - [NRSO]

SOUTH SANDUSKY CAMPGROUND, IL - Campground & Camping Details - ReserveAmerica - [NRSO]

We also have ventured down to Fort Massac State Park. Beautiful area, very nice and well kept campground. It is located in Metropolis, Il. Already reserved another outing there in June.

Am looking forward to making a trip up to Starved Rock hopefully this year as well. My home town area.

There are other CG's in our near area as well. Such as Carlyle Lake, that some say is really nice. We have never been, so can't comment on.

Where in Illinois are you living?

Thanks for the info and the links! I will check them out and get back to you on them.

We have been to Carlyle a couple times. It was pretty nice and the lake is huge. We go with a large group and one family has a boat. For this reason we try to be near the water quite a bit.

We live in St. Jacob, IL and are about 30 minutes straight East of St. Louis, MO.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:06 PM   #17
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We live in St. Jacob, IL and are about 30 minutes straight East of St. Louis, MO.
Know right where you're located. Have been there on a Craigslist pickup awhile back. Nice little town.

We are about 40 minutes South of you, between Marissa and Sparta, Il. right off of Rt. 4.
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:36 AM   #19
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Hey neighbor! We do weekend gateways at Shabbona. How about you?


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Going to check out the campground there this year. It's been years since I've been there. We go to the newly opened Big Rock campground if we just want to get away for a night. Been there?
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Know right where you're located. Have been there on a Craigslist pickup awhile back. Nice little town.

We are about 40 minutes South of you, between Marissa and Sparta, Il. right off of Rt. 4.
The DW and I, near Freeburg, had hoped to make it to the World Shooting Complex to camp (1000 campsites to choose from, but none with any shade to speak of) and do some target practice since they had finally opened the pistol range to the public on some days, but alas the state has closed the range and campground indefinitely due to our budget crisis. I think the employees are still there, they just have little to do now unless there's a contracted event going on.


We go to Rend Lake a few times a year, Fitzgerrell SP is nice, some sites you can anchor your boat at your campsite but CoE campgrounds are a better value for this retired couple.

One place we like is Lake Glendale, the only NFS campground in the Shawnee with both electric and water hookups. And the shower house is open ALL YEAR LONG. It's a small lake and might be limited to trolling motors, I'm not sure about that.

Oh and to the OP, welcome to the forum!
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