Turkey Bayou Campground

Shawnee National Forest

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1 Oakwood Bottom Rd. Pomona, IL 62975 618-687-1731 Official Website

GPS: 37.6848, -89.4109

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 16
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 355 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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5 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Sprint 3G
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Karen would stay here again

“Wide open field on the edge of a pond ”

Reviewed Aug 02, 2019

Overall Rating

4.5 mile gravel access road off the main road was a bit rough, but not completely unmanageable with a big rig/5th wheel. Some low hanging tree branches. Generally 1-2 bars of Verizon cell service (no service at a couple points in the access road), so stuff loaded slow, but not completely in the dark. Not sure if it’s obviously alrea... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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VW_Byrd
Volkswagen
2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: NA

VW_Byrd would stay here again

“A little wet”

Reviewed Apr 02, 2019

Overall Rating

Make sure that you check the past weather before going. The only road leading to the camp was under water. But didn't stop me from enjoying the surrounding area.

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tg2654
IL 10' RTTC Papa Bear Toyota RAV4
17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

tg2654 would stay here again

“Can't beat the price”

Reviewed May 05, 2018

Overall Rating

It a 4 mile trek down a gravel road from the main. A few rough patches but nothing traumatic. Lots of room for rv's and tents. Some sites by the treeline and the river. It is a lowland area so it does get sloppy with a lot of rain. It rained three days straight while I was there and ended up having to move my tent to another site with ... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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


Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

OurPopUpParadise would stay here again

“Beautiful, right on the water”

Reviewed Apr 27, 2018

Overall Rating

We stayed here in March 2018 for a couple of nights in our pop-up camper. There was no one else there. Site right on the water (small lake?) and it was perfect! Close to town too - about 15 mins to groceries/gas. It had rained so it was a little muddy. Will be back!

Access
Location
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3bars
Sprint 3G

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


1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 10

Lera would stay here again

“Nice little park with a lake”

Reviewed Sep 10, 2017

Overall Rating

There are about 16 sites here in a circle with a fire ring and a picnic table at each. No hook ups. No trash cans. You pack out what you bring in. No TOILET! I tent camped and after the third trek into the woods to pee my legs were all scratched up from the sticker bushes. But at least I didn't see any ticks and I had brought my two do... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

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


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Pets:
  • pets

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