RV Parks & Campgrounds


Shawnee Forest Campground

4.5 Stars 4.5 - 16 Reviews  $$$$
(618) 658-0619
1800 State Rte 146 E
Vienna, Illinois
         

Reviews

June 10, 2022 - reviewed by Mary Anne
4.0 Stars   
Good Enough
This place was great for 2 nights enroute to Northland. Price fair.Staff friendly. Wifi excellent. Laundry and bathrooms spotless, on demand shower hot and great pressure. We walked the golf course trail.Yes there is traffic noise but not too bad. Shade is on some site..they should invest in planting larger trees. Site 12 level. I admire the owners for their vision.

April 10, 2022 - reviewed by J & K
5.0 Stars   
Such a peaceful campground even when it's pretty full! I enjoy the walking paths and the catch and release fishing ponds! Owner and family are really great. Facilities are clean. Has to be one of my top favorite! Only a half mile from the interstate. Close to many area attractions.

August 21, 2021 - reviewed by Bill and Carol
4.0 Stars   $40
All Full Hookup
Most of the sites are pull through which is normally a positive. However, at our site #17 all the hookups were toward the front. Because we had to pull far forward, we had no choice but to move our vehicle to the back. Most sites do not have shade. The shower house was very clean and convenient to our site. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Nice walking path and 2 catch and release ponds. While it is close to a highway, we did not hear traffic from our site.

October 1, 2020 - reviewed by Bobbles
4.0 Stars   
Mostly Good
I agree with all the positive comments made by others, but wish to add that many sites do not have good spacing between the septic hook up, the water and the electric. It can be quite difficult to get everything connected and stay in one place while doing so. The restroom was spotless and I thought nearly perfect, until I tried to take a shower. While the water eventually got warm, it never got more than medium warm, perhaps lukewarm. A hot shower after a long day of travel is really appreciated, and not available here. Please note that the Shawnee Forest Campground is actually 1/2 mile off the interstate, and you will hear road traffic throughout the day and night. Also, there is no Internet service at this location, but my Verizon cell service work just fine.

August 27, 2020 - reviewed by Dave Eldridge
4.0 Stars   
Rambling Randy
Just got here today. Nice clean park. Quiet and peaceful. My site was very unlevel. Messed with it for quite awhile. I'll finish the review before I leave.

August 10, 2020 - reviewed by Brittany Farmer
5.0 Stars   $40
Loved This Place
Even though the trees arent mature yet...we already love this place. We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed the walking paths, the ponds and the hosts. We definitely want to come back. We have never seen so many stars in the night sky as we did there. Its Magical.

August 7, 2020 - reviewed by HunnFam
4.0 Stars   $30
Great Week-long stay
Great campground! Central to biking, hiking, sight seeing, horseback riding and shopping. We planned an activity each day in the surrounding Shawnee Forest and State parks. Even went to Paducah for sight seeing and museums. The campground is well maintained and easy access to the highway. We will be back.

May 17, 2020 - reviewed by Birdd Cage
5.0 Stars   
Great Place
Full hook up at a great price. Nice sized sites. Great little place. Good fishing ponds.

May 15, 2020 - reviewed by Colorado Residents
5.0 Stars   $36
Beautiful!
Beautiful camp ground! Nothing paved, but well maintained and drained, and lots of space between sights. Wonderful walking paths within campground and around lake. Not a lot of frills, but we didn’t need that. We would come stay again! 5/14 to 5/15/2020

May 12, 2020 - reviewed by Amanda
5.0 Stars   $40
Beautiful Campground
The staff was unbelievably friendly. The sites are great. It’s close to parks & food. We had cell phone service, which is a plus for us. We’ll definitely be back to explore more.

April 28, 2020 - reviewed by Mike
5.0 Stars   $32
Perfect
Awesome spot! Old golf course. Tons of outdoor opportunities. Fish in 2 large ponds. Take a hike on 2 long trails. Metal detect around old tee boxes. Less than 1 year old and already a great spot!

April 7, 2020 - reviewed by Jennifer
5.0 Stars   
Great Spot
The hosts were the absolute nicest people! Loved the full hookups, and the path to walk was really nice! The kids enjoyed fishing. I hope they plan to add a playground in the future, we will definitely be back!

October 18, 2019 - reviewed by Mudpuppy
3.0 Stars   
Nice Stay
Nice size sites. Very quiet. Good water pressure. 30 and 50 amp at the pedestal. Sewer connection was too far away to reach so we could not dump until we were leaving. Very friendly and helpful camp hosts. Close to town and convenient off I24 but not too loud.

July 7, 2019 - reviewed by BeeBee
4.0 Stars   
This park will be really great as they continue to build it out but for now it is great for a quick in and out. Owner was great and gave us choice of site. Big rig no problem. Will stay again.

May 7, 2019 - reviewed by Ray & Terrie
5.0 Stars   $40
A Gem!
Wonderful new campground designed on a prior golf course, what could be better! Lots of room between the sites and great walking trials on concrete cart paths. 2 ponds catch and release. Gary the owner is so friendly and has great ideas and plans for the future. We will be back for a longer stay. Don’t miss this one!

May 2, 2019 - reviewed by Gary
5.0 Stars   
Great Campground
Brand new Campground. Pull through sites. Clean bathrooms. Full hookups. Easy access for larger RV's. Easy to find.


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