Lake Murphysboro State Park

State Park

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Big Oak
Murphysboro, IL 62966

GPS: 37.779, -89.383

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 75
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 397 ft
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Life Rebooted

36 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36LA
2014 Honda CR-V
166 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 32

Life Rebooted would stay here again

“A rustic/older campground with limited services, but pretty and affordable”

Reviewed Aug 27, 2017

Overall Rating

We stayed here for a few nights for the 2017 total eclipse, as this park was right in the center of the path. There are two entrances to the park... be sure to use the west one, labeled "Lake Access Road". There's no campground office, so we just checked in with the friendly camp host at the first site; no maps or other info are provided. The campground and roads are heavily wooded (very little sun) but we had no issues with branches hitting the motorhome. Sites are electric only, with some 50A and some 30A. Our site had 50A electric and worked great even though the park was 100% full and it was 90+ degrees out. The back-in sites along the lake are mostly for shorter rigs, though a few will fit bigger rigs. The pull-throughs in the center (like ours, site 32) were longer. Our 37' motorhome and tow car just fit, and our site was level. A 45' motorhome would fit if you parked your tow car in the overflow parking lot. There are two water spigots in the campground, but the one we were sent to by the camp host on our way in required about 50' of hose to reach. We filled our tank and then moved on to our site. The other spigot is right at the campground exit, so would have required doing another loop. There are no sewer connections, but the dump station on the way out was decent, though on a steep uphill slope. There are two pairs of vault toilets in the campground. There are showers a mile away at the park concession area, but we took a look and decided to take navy showers in the RV instead, since the showers were old, not very clean, and had no temperature control (push button and go). The park is dog friendly and the campground area is pretty good for dog walks, and our dog went for a short swim in the lake. Lots of fishing going on too. Verizon and AT&T both worked well. We'd stay here again for a few days if we need to return to the area.

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  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available
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