Illinois State Fair Campground

Illinois State Park

2 Reviews
801 E Sangamon Ave. Springfield, IL 62702 217-524-9894 Official Website

GPS: 39.8324, -89.6469

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Overview of Illinois State Fair Campground

Weekly Rate Yes

Monthly Rate Yes

Number of Sites 300

Pad Type mixed

Elevation 582 ft

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Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/22/2019
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/30/2019
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Sue n Dave
39' Grand Design Solitude 2017 Dodge Ram 2500
141 reviews
“Basic but for the price heck ya”

Reviewed 7/22/2019

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: B54
Overall Rating

Typical fairground campsite. Fairgrounds themselves are really nice. We stayed on the flat concrete parking area without sewer. Nice showers. Only a few minutes from stores or whatever you need. Lincoln’s home, burial and museum close by. WiFi was okay. No problem with satellite. No laundry.

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Location
Cleanliness
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5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Sue n Dave would stay here again

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Anne H
FL 24' Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL
52 reviews
“Reasonable price and convenient for visiting Abraham Lincoln sites”

Reviewed 6/30/2019

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 7
Overall Rating

The campground is open year round but without water at the sites from Nov 1 through March 31, but showers and restrooms remain open. Rates increase during the Illinois State Fair in August. Security monitors the fairgrounds 24\7.

This was our first stay at a fairgrounds, so I’m not sure how it compares. We were expecting basic, and that was what we found. There are different types of sites: gravel, grass or asphalt. Some were level and some not, so if you can drive through and pick your site you will probably be happier. The full hookup sites are lined up in an asphalt parking lot. Otherwise all the sites had at least 30 amp electric and water. We had a very level grass site close to the bigger/newer bathhouse - directed there by the very helpful host. There are no picnic tables or fire rings here. Our bath house was huge - a dozen or more showers - but bare bones basic. It was extremely clean but since the campground was hardly occupied that was to be expected. We can’t report on the other two bath houses, but they were smaller. This was a great stay for us because it’s convenient for visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential museum (not to be missed!) and other Lincoln historical sites. If you are there during the summer check out The Muni, an outdoor community theater. We also walked around the (big) fairgrounds. There is an Illinois Fire Museum (we didn’t have time to check it out) and in the summer a Thursday Farmer’s Market that we did walk through. Note that the entrance to the campground is through gate 11, which is on Sangamon Ave. west of the main gate. The rate we paid included a $5.00 senior discount. Four stars for noise due to frequent train whistles.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

Anne H would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Site Amenities
  • big rig
Facilities
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
Discount Clubs
  • Military Discounts
  • Senior Discounts
Pets
  • pets

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