Crab Orchard Lake Campground

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

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Campground Drive Carbondale, IL 62901 618-985-4983 618-997-3344 Official Website

GPS: 37.7398, -89.1184

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Overview of Crab Orchard Lake Campground

Weekly Rate Yes

Number of Sites 250

Open Seasonally April 1st - October 31st

Elevation 393 ft / 119 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Crab Orchard Lake Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/15/2022
AT&T 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 4/3/2022
T-Mobile 4G/5G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 6/15/2022
1 review
“Nice campground, great location to explore the SP in the area. BEACH iS CLOSED!”

Reviewed 6/15/2022

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: A23
Overall Rating

Nice campground, our first site was E12, no shade and high temps made it tough. Too much wind for the awning. So we moved over to a shady A23. It is first come first serve and there are many open spots as of now. The beach being closed for covid is ridiculous, come on IL, SMH. If you have kids, anywhere from 4 to 14 you must chec... more

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Verizon 4G
T-Mobile 5G

gunny66 would stay here again

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

Tin Tumbleweed
TX
30' Airstream Flying Cloud
GMC Sierra 2500
53 reviews
“Great overnight stop”

Reviewed 4/3/2022

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: E5
Overall Rating

We stopped here for one night. Sites are first come, first serve with a variety of hookup options. We camped in Loop E - the road was pretty narrow and needs repaving. The actual site was gravel/dirt and fairly unlevel. A dump station is available on site. The view is great and being able to get lakeside sites without reservations ... more

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AT&T 4G
T-Mobile 4G

Tin Tumbleweed would stay here again

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

Voyagers On Wheels
Ulster Park, NY
33' Winnebago 2008 Voyage
79 reviews
“What a great campground”

Reviewed 4/18/2019

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: B-7
Overall Rating

Note: Because of a storm a few years ago the original road into the CG has been removed but ALL GPS try to send you to it. The removal of the road also pushed the entrance from Carbondale into Carterville. Garmin calls it Carterville and Google calls it Carbondale. In either direction you will turn off IL Rte 13 onto Greenbriar Rd ... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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AT&T 4G

Voyagers On Wheels would stay here again

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

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
Facilities
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • water available

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