Lincolns New Salem Historic Site

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State Park Road Petersburg, IL 62675 217-632-4003

GPS: 39.981, -89.845

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Overview of Lincolns New Salem Historic Site

Number of Sites 200

Elevation 590 ft / 179 m

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Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/16/2020
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/16/2020
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Beerboy
28' Airstream International Signature Ram 3500
11 reviews
“Pleasant Park - Come with a Full Fresh Water Tank”

Reviewed 6/16/2020

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 39
Overall Rating

It's a nice park-like setting with grass and mature trees. Some sites are a bit close together, but overall not too bad. Plus, it is has 100 electric sites, so we were able to keep some distance from neighbors. One nice feature is that it is a quick walk to the reconstructed town of New Salem where you can see buildings from the time of Abraham Lincoln. The visitor center and buildings were closed due to the pandemic, but we were able to walk through the town and read the signs.

We were there in mid-June and the gnats
were pretty bad even though park staff kept the grass cut. Many people had brought bug screened rooms and clearly they had been there before. We liberally applied repellent and were able to survive.

My one complaint about the park is access to fresh water. There are hydrants sprinkled throughout the park, but your site may be 100 feet from one. Unfortunately the hydrants are in the center of the camp loop, so there is no easy access without pulling in to a camp site ... which is likely occupied. It would have been a preferable design to have at l;east a few hydrants along the road. There is no potable water available at the dump station.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities
  • dump station
  • showers

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