My husband and I have been coming here for the past 4 years and love it! Its quiet, the sites are private, large and wooded, the staff is friendly, and the even when the park is full on weekends, most everyone there is respectful of others. However in the past month (since it was aired on the WGN) I have found that there are quiet a few adventure seekers who are also less than courteous to others and the park its self. There have been people there with large rafts and ATVs. The park has no such places to use these things and the campers who have been bringing them have been disrespecting the park and its guests. Some sites have become mud pits, bathrooms have been trashed, dogs are left unleashed and not monitored (I was followed to the bathroom by one) and garbage has been left in many places (sites, trails, fishing spots. etc.) Hopefully after this year, those that saw it on the news will have realized that this park is not the adventure camp they were looking for and leave the place for those that love and respect it.
This place is for you if you are looking for:
-Rustic and quiet camping and the feeling like you are all alone in the woods.
-Trails that can be traveled in about an hour and at times can be difficult for the novice but enjoyable
-A place to take amazing photos that you would not expect to find in Illinois
-A quiet fishing place for both bobber and bottom fishing and fly fishing.
Not for you if you are looking for:
-Amenities... Pit toilets only, no sinks or showers (wells only)
-ATV or offroading trails