Tower Rock Campground

Shawnee National Forest

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Tower Rock Road Elizabethtown, IL 62931 618-658-2111 618-253-7114 Official Website

GPS: 37.459, -88.233

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Overview of Tower Rock Campground

Number of Sites 35

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 328 ft / 99 m

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Verizon 4G/LTE
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Last reported 10/15/2019
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JoyFull Coyote
Goldendale, WA 28' Skyline Aljo Dodge 3500 Dually
31 reviews
“Small, quiet”

Reviewed 10/15/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: 0
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The access is a narrow paved road with several extremely steep blind hills.
We actually camped in one of the large boondocking areas just to the left before entering the campground. It was a two minute walk to the well stocked vault toilet that was cleaned once a week. There were only 4 or 5 improved sites in the campground, but it looked like people boondock around there as well. Sites in the campground were partially shaded, had tables and fire rings and most had a view of the Ohio River. (We saw a lot of fish activity in the river.). We did not find any potable water and there were no trash receptacles. There were several signs stating there would be a fee increase to $5 in 2020. We also met a regular camper who stated the Forest Service was planning to do some updates and clearing more areas. The current improved sites would only accommodate small trailers or RV’s...up to 25’, but the boondocking areas could handle big rigs, however, the ground is sandy, so one would need to exercise caution getting off in the dirt. We picked up quite a lot of garbage especially along the river.
We enjoyed the occasional barges coming by during the day, but they got
old at night. We had a decent Verizon signal and enough speed to search internet. My husband could stream YouTube most of the time.
There were a few noisy nights of generators and large groups in the main campground but over all a very pleasant stay. Enough to keep us there 10 days instead of 5!

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Verizon 4G/LTE

JoyFull Coyote would stay here again

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