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Kickapoo State Recreation Area

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We stayed here one night on our way somewhere else. We did not have a reservation, but did get a... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Kimberly B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Nice park

Lots of electric sites. Very quiet . Hiking trails are nice but very poorly marked. Bathrooms and... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Virginia, Minnesota
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A ravaged strip-mine site was converted into a densely forested state park.
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10906 Kickapoo Park Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858-6229
+1 217-442-4915
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for a while to check out. Its a nice park springing out of the tall grass prairies of Illinois. The campground is nice from what I saw and sites looked clean and some large enough. Good prices too. Many deep ponds and the Vermilion...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I, along with our two adult children, went to Kickapoo Adventures, aka The Landing, at Kickapoo State Park and rented two 2 person kayaks. Inside the rental building there is a small counter where you talk to employees about what you want...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed here one night on our way somewhere else. We did not have a reservation, but did get a site for the night. Staff was friendly. Site had some garbage left on it. We cleaned it while we were there. The sites were a...More

4  Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Lots of electric sites. Very quiet . Hiking trails are nice but very poorly marked. Bathrooms and showers need work.

Thank kathrynmarycady
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Camped with travel trailer. Camping sites large. Park well kept. Bathrooms and shower clean. Great hiking. Trails well marked. Park concession/store closed for season. No firewood or supplies available for purchase on pro. Firewood available outside of park by private homes.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great place for picnics and camping. The trees are turning and looking so pretty now. You can go through at dusk and see a lot of deer.

Thank brendamB6079LC
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This place is amazing. Lots of ponds that were created following a large mining operation. Good for fishing, a river for swimming/floating, parks for kids, hikes, and a very nice campsite. You won't run out of things to do here. Campsites are available for RVs...More

1  Thank Robw04
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Nice park with lots of ponds. Some trails and decent scenery. Not the most beautiful place in the country, but it is nice.

2  Thank winks1996
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a beautiful place. There are 22 deep ponds/lakes here and 2 rivers, so if you like to fish, this is the place to do it. There are also 2 campgrounds here, if you like to camp (but, there are no 'waterside' campsites that...More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The area had been stripped mined and then reverted to nature. There are horse trails and mountain bike trails and hiking trails. There are ponds for kayaks and canoes. and a lovely campground. This is a small state park and easy to get around. 10...More

Thank janecS1001XO
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Lori S
21 September 2017|
Response from Robw04 | Reviewed this property |
There are not. Kickappo State Park offers a number of campsites, both tent and RV, but they do not have existing structures for rent.
Lisa W
24 June 2017|
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Response from janecS1001XO | Reviewed this property |
AllSource Rental. Oakwood Illinois 217 446 4556... I did not see camping on their website , but they know other venders, they are just down the road from Kickapoo. btw I used to work on Roselle Rd, in Shaumburg.
Cindy L
31 May 2017|
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Response from ispeakthetruth1 |
Kickapoo adventures! Very poor customer service and the driver was going 78 in a 55 MPH zone. Very scary.