Difficult to find entrance road; small sign just says "camping." Access over un-signaled RR tracks, then down long country lane that looks like the wrong way; pass through unmanned kiosk (manned and locked at night); watch for close-in tree boughs and dips in gravel road. After sign-in at office, a quarter-mile drive through the heavy woods to camp sites. But it's all worth it! Huge drive-through sites between tall, mature shade trees, just park on the grass within reach of utility hookups. DuPage River runs along edge of sites, and there is a boat ramp. No street lighting, so nights are pitch black and the whole camp is super quiet. Some long-termers have been there for years. Enterprise car rentals will pick you up at your coach! It makes a great base for exploring Chicago or just taking a few days off the road to relax. Medium expensive, but considering location, it's a good choice and a really nice and secure place to recharge for the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is in Woodalls with 2 w"s rating and is misleading, so are the folks who manage it. What a dump, you take your life in your own hands here, hard to get in hard to get out. The clearance for any site is very low and risky at best. Folks did not want us there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After having a heck of a time, I finally found this place. The office was closed, there was no provision for after hours check-in. No phone number to call. No phone to use if you had a number for the park. No maps, no nothing. Finally found a guy riding around on his golf cart and he led me to the full hookup sites. Site very poorly laid out for today's RV's. This place is a maze of roads. Some of which, end with no notice. The roads are narrow, none are marked, and a lot of them have no turn around. Be prepared to backup. The road in is one way. The road out is also one way...but, find the exit. The people in the park were nice. The managers, office personnel and workers couldn't care if you stayed there or not. The camp store is dirty, very cluttered, and just try to find something there. I know why Trailer Life slammed the place. There seemed to be a lot of family type stuff to do. But, after the hassle I had with finding a full hookup site, I wasn't too concerned about amenities. All I wanted was out. Either arrive before sundown or bring a mighty big light, radar and a GPS cause you're going to need it. Oh yeah, there were few lights in the park. They used a Christmas light to mark the sites. The park is aptly named. I'm serious about this part, if you need electricity for life support or help in an emergency, do not stay in this campground. There are a couple of parks within 5 mile driving distance that are much safer. If you get in trouble there, you are totally on your own. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Unfortunately what could be a nice campground has been run into the ground. The park is dirty with many old, abandoned units about. There is no enforcement of any rules so almost anything goes. We met four County Sheriff cars coming out one day that had conducted some type of raid on one of the permanent trailers!! Everyone there as a transient were there because it is convenient to the west Chicago suburbs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Arguably the trashiest park we have stayed in. It is a real shame, too, because with clean-up it could be quite nice. The electrical hookup was mis-wired, so we had to look around for another hookup about 50 ft away. The water hookup was inconvenient, also. Trash was everywhere and some rigs looked like they had been in their spot for 20 years. Unfortunately, it was the closest thing we could find to a work location, but will be leaving as soon as possible. The wireless internet was terrible, with a very erratic signal and very expensive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There are a lot of unkempt permanent sites. The "visiting" sites were in either a shaded area, or in a field. There were full hookups. We never found the swimming lake. It was unnerving having to pass through a golf cart brigade on check-in, although someone in a golf cart was helpful in getting us to our site. There was what looked like nice tent camping along some small ponds. We camped here in a Motorhome.