Park Visitor: Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 30 One of my favorites!
We have rented the small cabin by the river several times and really enjoyed our stays. Love watching the barges go bye. Good hiking trails. Fishing area within driving distance of park. In the park we saw many different birds. Close to other nice State
parks also. Very clean.
October 13 Beautiful Fall Leave Color! by Abilgal G.
Visited the park over the Columbus Day weekend and the colors were just beautiful! This park has 2 very friendly and helpful campground host that do a terrific job with a park so packed! Sites are all nice and a great view of the river with barges and boats going by. We stayed in the Great Falls campground. There is also a cabin that can be rented which sits with a great view of the river. We would visit again and again!
September 19 Poor Experience by Bruce
Camping spots by river are extremely close together and filled with large 50 foot RVs. Barge and railroad traffic is loud. Campground hosts were extremely unfriendly. The wooded sites which are not shown on the DNR State Park Map are much nicer and spread apart. Would not recommend this place.
May 17 Illini is a beautiful park! by Bill
So nice to sit and watch the barges and boats go by on the river. Sites are nice size. Campground host are very friendly and helpful. This is a beautiful park and we cannot wait to visit this park again!
November 6 Great Place to Relax
Illini is only 45 minutes from our home and a great place to relax and do nothing. We spend the weekend there as often as possible (going today).
I agree with Kenard Doll, four hosts are a bit much and they do take up prime campsites. Two would be adequate in my opinion.
July 10 a great place to camp and relax by kenard doll
we go to illini state park when we can get away. my comment or problem is , other years there has always been 2 campground hosts, and they do a wonderful job. this year for reasons unknown to me there is 4 hosts . the problem i have with 4 hosts presant is that 2 extra host take up 2 campsites that could be rented out resulting in lost revenue at a time when all agencies are in need of money. with only 1 host on duty at a time the off duty hosts are gone for days at a time leaving there camper on site resulting in not being to rent out those 2 sites.
take the money lost from 2 sites and take that times the days the camp ground is open and you have a lot of lost money . and by the way those 2 extra host are on prime camp sites.
September 23 Illini State Park by jhaydel
It is a great place to camp if you intend to bike on the I & M Bike Trail. The sounds of the boats going by on the river is very relaxing.
September 6 Great place for familes and pets. by Marseilles resident
Playgroune, campling, boat ram, icecream stand, waliking trail, benches to sit and watch the boats on the river. It has the nicest pavillion with a fire place at both ends. We love it.