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Weekend Camping Trip

This is a beautiful State Park. We stayed there two nights. Due to the budget issues of the State... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Elgin, Illinois
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Fun camping close to Chicago

Easy to find and navigate around. The campsites were clean and so were the bathrooms. We were... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Algonquin, Illinois
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“boat launch”(6 reviews)
“great hiking”(2 reviews)
A water-oriented recreation area known for its fishing, boating and water-skiing.
8916 Wilmot Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081-8104
+1 847-587-5512
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

I was hiking the park with some friends (all senior citizens). We were walking on the road, because there was no path at that point. We were walking against traffic, as per state regulations, and a truck approached us. We walked to the side of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You can drive, hike and even horseback ride through the beauty of this park. I love visiting in the fall when the leaves are changing color

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BadBetsy
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We live close so we use the park a couple times a year with our RV. The sites in Fox Den are well maintained and the bathroom is generally clean but could use some spider and bug removal. The only complaint I have is that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HMS66
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This place has only 2 good things, (1) restrooms are clean and, (2) the views are amazing. I give 3 starts because of the restrooms, but if you want to go to have a good time with friends and teenagers, this is not the place....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank CruZjA8
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful State Park. We stayed there two nights. Due to the budget issues of the State of Illinois, certain things are not being maintained as well as they should be. However, we did enjoy hiking some of the trails. We went on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jonnyc168
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We was there one day only;) as we planned to extend it on next day but we came after 3pm. The guy in security entrance with white mustache yelling on us?! even we show him the proof we late because of court. He wants to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Ruslan K
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Easy to find and navigate around. The campsites were clean and so were the bathrooms. We were disappointed the horseback riding was not available and the Burger/hot dog stand was closed

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AsiaG219
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This place was very well kept and the park management is phenomenal. You drive into the park and don’t expect to enter a totally different landscape but it actually is full of really pretty hills and low lying wetlands with a very fishable lake stocked...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank TallTraveler814
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I have gone to the park several times. It is a beautiful state park with many picnic areas. It has a boat dock for the boaters.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank rakool1
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I went here for horse riding on a lovely autumn day. You're supposed to call in advance, preferably a day ahead so they can get the horses and the equipment ready for you. I didn't know this so I came on the day. Nevertheless, the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 204mulanh
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Susan S
15 June 2016|
Response from Maninairport |
According to the posted trail guides, the park contains approximately 6 miles of hiking and biking trails. That being said, the signs at the trail-heads are pretty worn out and in need of repair, so pick up a trail guide at... More
Lexi S
12 September 2015|
Response from Anatoliy I | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, you can use credit card, but I recommend to call and check with them.