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Overview of Anderson Lake Fish & Wildlife Area

Number of Sites 100

Pad Type grass

Elevation 459 ft / 139 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
“Perhaps not quite a hidden gem, but certainly a polished stone”

Reviewed 7/16/2020

Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

I had my doubts about what I might find at this rather out of the way campground in the middle of corn country of west central Illinois. If anything it would be flooded, closed due to COVID or neglected and run down. But not at all. The roads leading to it from Astoria were great and in fact, some of Hwy 100 was in the process of being resurfaced. 100 campsites, non-specified - pick your spot anywhere in the north or south area. Lots of grills and picnic tables, water spigots spread around and several vault toilets. The dump station was very easy to access and Terry the host had piles of firewood and was friendly. Swimming isn't allowed in the lake due to wildlife probably but small boating is though I didn't see a ramp. Cypress trees line the shore making it a charming view. This was the middle of the week so no telling how things might be on the weekend. But if you want to paddle, fish or float, you could do a lot worse for $8. Just like the rest of the mid-Mississippi valley, the big carries are absent - US Cellular is all there is. We could roam slowly using T-Mobile.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Wandering Pulse would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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