Kickapoo State Park Campground Review

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by BAPU, May 17, 2017.

  1. BAPU

    BAPU Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Kickapoo State Park Review - Oakwood, IL

    We visited this public campground managed by Illinois DNR in April 2017, staying there in our pop-up on site 76. It was extremely dark and quiet (few campers) when we were there, which really made us feel like we were away from it all.

    This campground has 184 sites, of which half are electric. 50 amp sites are located along a beautiful ridge overlooking a lake. There is a large open non-electric tent area, with some wooded walk-in sites along the ridge. The rest of the sites are 30 amp. The RV sites have a level gravel driveway, an electrical post, a fire ring, and picnic table. Many sites are close along inner loops, but more spread out along the outside of each loop. Many sites are wooded.

    The older facilities seem to be decently maintained. There are two bathhouses with 2 toilet and 2 shower stalls on each side. The showers were not very warm when we were there, but other campers said they just turned them on and they are usually warm. Other amenities include a dump station, a playground, and an amphitheater.

    This campground is located within Kickapoo State Park, which offers excellent fishing, hiking, and biking. It's the only state park in Illinois with a National Scenic River. The views along the river and the lakes/ponds are beautiful. The park is not far from I-74 and the Illinois/Indiana border, so it's a good stop-off for travelers. Reservations are recommended because it does fill up on summer weekends and holidays.

    We would stay here again, especially in site 76. Great views in sites 88 and 90, but little shade. You can read a full review of state park/campground and see photos on our camping blog:
    Cross post with the Pop Up,Teardrop, HTT and Tent Camping Campground Reviews Facebook Group
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  2. jumpoff

    jumpoff I'm in a camping state of mind

    Nov 3, 2015
    North East Florida
    Where is this anyway...???
  3. roybraddy

    roybraddy Active Member

    Mar 23, 2016
    King George, Virginia
    I always associated the KICKAPOO INDIANS with North Texas... lots of KICKAPOO Indian tribes from that region... Never realized they was also in Illinois... Will have to read up on this...

    Roy Ken

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