Beaver Dam State Park

State Park

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Beaver Dam Lane
Carlinville, IL 62626
217-854-8020

GPS: 39.211, -89.976

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 75
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 539 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
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6 reviews
Days stayed: 1

tg2654 would stay here again

“Not bad”

Reviewed Sep 20, 2018

Overall Rating

It was ok. Sites much to close, but bathrooms were very clean. Saw there was a winery in the park but no time to visit so can't comment on that. It'd be good for a weekend. No complaints.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


6 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2

refchef would stay here again

“Quiet and empty”

Reviewed Sep 09, 2018

Overall Rating

This park was a great find in the middle of the cornfields of southern Illinois. The sites are pretty large and the woods (yes woods in the cornfields) are pretty. The park backs up to a soybean field but that just reminds you that you’re in Illinois, right?

All sites looked pretty level with gravel floors that were often sloped on the sides to facilitate water runoff. Each site has a fire plate, a large (3’x3’?) steel plate that sits above the ground on rebar legs. Odd design... there were also large bbq grills at each site. There is a small bathhouse that is clean but old. There are other vault toilets throughout the campground for campers’ convenience. Sites have electric and water spigots are scattered throughout the campgrounds.

There is a small lake near the campground that the camp host assured us was formed by beavers, but the beavers are long gone now. There is a restaurant on the lake and a small gift shop. The restaurant was only open on the weekend so we didn’t get to try it out. Also there aren’t many premanent campers - just a few at the front of the campgrounds, so we didn’t have to have neighbors who think their home comforts trump campers’ desire to be outside enjoying nature. yes, I have a problem with tons of lights and outdoor speakers...

Beaver Dam has three loops for camping, a pretty lake, plenty of shade, and a small playground. The price is good and it’s easy to get to. Clintonville is nearby and is a pretty little town. Be sure to see their courthouse - it’s an impressive edifice for amtown that size. Recommended for overnighting or a couple of days.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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