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10 RV Parks near Braidwood, Illinois
We did however find 10 campgrounds within 25 miles of Braidwood. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Braidwood in the left hand column.
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This is mostly a residential park with some residual camping sites and tent sites. There are many lakes in the area, which used to be coal mining pits and strip mines. The campground has a swimming pond and fishing ponds, although recent rains flooded the ponds. The water has a heavy concentration of hydrogen sulfide, probably from previous mining activities, so bring a water filter. Most residents buy their drinking water locally. This is a quiet, gated community and the residents are generally friendly. The park has many local activities. - Dick and Linda
Oct 2010 - $20.00
Nice place to be while waiting for new truck brakes. Very friendly. A local couple camping there "took us in". Nice grounds, excellent paved biking/walking trail along the river. Very wooded. Only negative: on a busy truck route. If you want full restroom facilities, camp in season at Pottawatamie. It was already closed for the season when we were there. We were at Chippewa which is further from Bourbonnias and closer to the busy road. The river drive on the west side is scenic and worth the time. Take the Warner Bridge Rd. to get across. - snsfry
Sep 2010 - $25.00
Two campgrounds here. If you are in a bigger rig I would suggest the Chippewa campground. It is more open and easier to get in and out of. The Potawatomie campground is where we stayed and the loops are very tight. Heavily wooded on this side though some nice sites and very private. This park also has a great 10 mile paved bike trail. We would return here but stay in the Chippewa campground next time. - janieD
Sep 2010 - $20.00
There is water located through out the campgrounds and there is plenty of good sites to choose from. Good place for base camp to explore the area around Kankakee. - Fordiesel250
Nov 2018 - $35.00
We had a level, gravel, pull through, FHU site that was satellite friendly. The Wi-Fi was fine for our minimal (e-mail and web surfing) needs. The bathrooms were clean and the laundry facility was large, clean, and reasonable. I saw no recycling. - Jerry S
Jun 2018 - $36.00
This is easy to get to/from I-55. Interior roads are all dusty or muddy gravel. If you are north of the lake you get constant highway noise from I-80 but south of the lake, where we were, the highway noise is much less. Our site had a level concrete pad to park on with utilities well placed. Sites are a decent size with lots of grass. Utilities worked well. Wifi was variable. Verizon signal was good. The attractions for families are a choice of swimming in the nice pool or a very large wading pond. An air conditioned clubhouse with a TV and games. A lot of things have been updated since our last stay two years ago so things are looking very nice. - cwier
Jun 2018 - $35.00
As noted, this is a membership park. We stayed here for five nights and found getting a reservation easy using email during their off season. Staff was friendly at reception and whenever encountered in park. Roads are gravel and can be dusty when dry and a bit muddy when wet. My own observation is a number of contractors, workers, etc are using the park as their home base (with families) and as our site was off main road, a lot of constant traffic flowed past. We had a small back in site going back to back with another RV and one on each side of us (they were optimizing their space). Other areas appeared to have more space between RVs then ours. Appears much to do for families with a man made beach, swimming pool, fishing lake, etc. No dog park however plenty of room to walk around and a 10' leash policy. Wi fi works well but better late evening. There is a $10 (refundable) fee for a gate pass. Plenty of restaurants, box and local shops in immediate area (off US 59). Main item for me with park is location is between two major interstates - I-55 and I-80 which has heavy truck traffic...noise level very high. This is a good location to make your way for trains, etc if coming to visit Chicago area. We would come back again but try to get a different site from a noise and space perspective. - ownedafew
Sep 2018 - $38.00
Easy in, easy out. Big rig capable. No sewer but perfect for a one-night stop. They give you a small discount on food in the casino restaurants (how else will they get non-gamblers in there otherwise?). Our dinner at 99 Hops was excellent and so was our server. Buffet breakfast was lukewarm but was included in the campsite rate. - monamonaco
Aug 2018 - $47.00
Easy place to get into with big rig, if you can't get a pull through any outer loop site that has 50 amp looked like it could take a 45 foot coach. The outside loop sites the concrete was short but since it was dry no problem back off the edge and lots of rv's doing it. You are in a busy area but with all the trees surrounding this place it almost felt like the country, I was surprised. Most of the sites good for sat but of course the one we had blocked 129 but no problem missing the HD. Oh if you are into water parks at the back is a trail that takes you to Splash Station. We stayed a couple of days for business in area it was convenient and enjoyable. Plenty open area for the dog. All the outside loop had trees at back of space so the campers with smaller rigs felt at home. We'll go back some day. - what next
Jul 2018 - $47.00
This is a very neat, clean, quiet RV park behind a hotel next door to the casino. There are a few pull-thru sites down the middle and back-ins all around the edge. There are very few trees. Satellite TV is easy! There is no cable and no sewers but there is a convenient dump station. Sites are just long enough for a 38' motorhome to fit on the concrete drive but there is enough gravel in the front of the site to park your car. There is a concrete patio and a picnic table. You get a $5 discount at any of the 3 casino restaurants, and free breakfast in the hotel lobby. We would stay here agin. We HAVE stayed here again! - SusanRon
Jul 2010 - $90.00
This is the 3rd year that we have camped on site of the Chicagoland Speedway for the summer race weekend in July. It is a bit expensive at $365 for the 3 days, but what isn't when staying near a Nascar event? I've seen hotels charge $200 or more per night as well, so in my opinion it's worth it to be on site and not have to drive back and forth. Check in began this year at 9am on Thursday: was VERY hectic and about an hour wait in line to get down to the campground. They need to work on better moving people to where they need to be, instead of mixing infield, speedway ridge and lakeside into 3 lines and then directing where to go. I think they need to open 3 different gates to make it easier and faster getting to your site and setting up. You must have the decals sent from the track affixed to the front windshield of the tow vehicle and the other on a window of your trailer. Once arriving at the campground entrance gate, we were greeted again and given two welcome packets filled with advertisements and information and nice little gift. We had no problems finding our spot as they are all are clearly marked. We had plenty of room with our 40 foot trailer on one spot and our friends 24 foot on the other. They do offer a potable water service that costs $40 per service and you must purchase tickets in advance for the service. The ticket tent is easily located at the front of the campground. The waste management trucks travel throughout the campground throughout the day for those wishing to use their service. The portable toilets were way cleaner this year than past years. However there could be more throughout the campground. They did not have enough toilets in my opinion. The shower truck was very nice and clean. The only problem with the shower truck is that it is open from 6:00 am until noon and then again from 6:00 pm until midnight. A big line started to form from 7:30 am and you could end up having to stand in line waiting for a shower for 30+ minutes. They have great water pressure and are hot instantly. They are not timed so you can shower as long as you wish thus the problem of the long line! Overall the campground is very clean and well kept. Grass could have been cut shorter. Bring your ant killer. We had little tiny ants all over our site. Noise was minimal but to be expected being at the races. They have a camp store on grounds for ice etc, but be prepared to spend $5 per small bag of ice and $4 for bottle of water and $7 for a plastic bottle of beer. They also provide a tram service to get you to the front gate. The tram service still needs work, they haven't gotten it to move a smoothly as it should be and the wait for a tram gets to be lengthy. I do recommend staying at this campground. We will more then likely coming back again next year. - campingfamof5
Jul 2009 - $75.00
Unlike most NASCAR adjacent camping: Chicagoland does not allow pets. It's only open 4 days prior to the race and is very expensive. Not worthwhile. - exsailor81
Jul 2009 - $90.00
This is the second year that we have camped on site of the Chicagoland Speedway for the summer race weekend in July. Check in begins on Wednesday at noon before the race weekend. We arrived at 7:00 pm on the first day of check in and had no problem getting checked in. The process was very speedy. You must have the decals sent from the track affixed to the front windshield of the tow vehicle and the other on a window of your trailer. Once arriving at the campground entrance gate we were greeted again and given two welcome packets filled with advertisements and information and nice little gift. We had no problems finding our spot as they are all are clearly marked. We had plenty of room with our 32 foot trailer on one spot and our friends 24 foot on the other. They do offer a potable water service that costs $40 per service and you must purchase tickets in advance for the service. The ticket tent is easily located at the front of the campground. The waste management trucks travel throughout the campground throughout the day for those wishing to use their service. The portable toilets were way cleaner this year than past years. However there could be more throughout the campground. They did not have enough toilets in my opinion. The shower truck was very nice and clean. The only problem with the shower truck is that it is open from 6:00 am until noon and then again from 6:00 pm until midnight. A bib line started to form from 7:30 am and you could end up having to stand in line waiting for a shower for 25+ minutes. They have great water pressure and are hot instantly. They are not timed so you can shower as long as you wish thus the problem of the long line! Overall the campground is very clean and well kept. Noise was minimal but to be expected being at the races. I totally recommend staying at this campground. We will be coming back again next year! - campingfamof5
Jul 2013 - $34.00
This is not a campground. This is a transient workplace for people like carnival workers, pipeline workers, welders, carpenters, and workers who are seasonal. The camp host seems nice. Place is very run down. From throwing my trash out before leaving, I saw that they do like their beer. Had I known, I would have stayed elsewhere. - pvcox
Apr 2009 - $19.00
Older park in the middle of nowhere. Under new management. They started to put in a new bathhouse in a park model. All pull through sites. They were also in the process of putting gravel on the sites to get them out of the mud. The land is pretty low and it floods with every rainstorm. - Glen_mich
Jul 2008 - $32.00
Under new management so this review is based on current conditions. Park is clean, good interior roads. Sites are long with sufficient room for big rigs and slides. Few trees so satellite OK. Low water pressure - very dirty water requires filtration!! Rest rooms and laundry very dirty, dated, need replacement - no cooling evident. would only use this park for an overnight, about three miles west of I57, some road noise from busy road adjacent to park. Owners very accommodating and will probably clean this park up given enough time to make required updates. - endlesstravels
Sep 2016 - $32.00
We just stopped here overnight on our way east and I am glad that we only stayed overnight because I wouldn't want to be here for two nights. Very little improvements have been done in this park, just a grass area with hookups and poor gravel roads. Even the office is in poor shape. Grass has grown up about a foot high around a lot of the campers which means that they are there long term, mostly people that work in the area. I definitely wouldn't want to stay here again. - Linda Allan
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is not a campground. This is a transient facility for tradesmen, i.e. pipeline workers, carnies, etc.
Some people live here year round, by the looks of the sites and campers.
No restrictions on how old your rig is.. bring in your beast.
Rates to me are too high. take it or leave it attitude.
$700 a month for 50 amp with Water and sewer.
Gossipy workers/owners. People come in all hours of the night.
You will get a tongue lashing if you go over the speed limit of 10 MPH.
No campfires. No ice. Very cramped conditions. Many run down sites.
I-80 Road noise 24/7. No buffer for noise control.
I needed this facility as a place to stay while on contractual work in the area.
Otherwise, I would avoid. - josephine Plumber
Apr 2016 - $42.00
This park has very unlevel, very close, sunny/open grass only sites. Very rude people as well as workers living there. Not worth the time or money to put up with drunks throwing things. Very scared! It was better to leave. - Sheilagramm
Jun 2012 - $1.00
I am very disappointed. I read the review of this park and decided to call them to see about staying there for a few nights. We don't live far from this park. They are NOT open to the public. It is strictly a membership park which means one has to purchase a lot. Although they will let nonmembers tour the park, they do not even have any available sites to stay on to check out the park. Guest passes are only available if one knows a person who is a member. Otherwise, one needs to purchase a lot to stay here. I believe campers need to know this about Woodsmoke Ranch. - pinkjeep
Jun 2010 - $25.00
We have had a permanent site for 10 years now. Prior to that we used guest camping. Best campground ever. They have the best activities and bands. Always something to do and the food rocks in the kitchen. We love going in the fall when the deer come right up to our campsite and a coyote has a den in the hill at the ravine in the back of our campsite. THANK YOU WOODSMOKE!!! - jjrichb
Sep 2009 - $40.00
We were visiting a permanent (6 months per year) resident, and were able to use one of the visiting slots. Well, groomed and cared for park. Really, probably one of the best campgrounds we have been to. It's out in the corn fields away from towns. Everything worked and a minor problem we had with hooking-up was addressed quickly by the grounds crew. - zen_letitbe
Jul 2017 - $35.00
First night of a 3 week trip made us question if buying a camper was a wise decision. Super friendly staff, down home folk--drove us to a site where pull through was easy but a dead limb above us gave pause. Most of the residents are workers, some with families who live there and act accordingly, with fireworks going off till at least 2:30 a.m. Sounded like a competition with someone farther away. The roar of the diesel engine starting up next door at 4 am finally lulled me to sleep. Had read a July 4 review that mentioned the fireworks competition too but thought surely a week later the holiday was over--alas not so. Owner would not answer the phone after closing time so could not complain. Dog poop right beside utility hookup from the pooch next door & the grass was so high I wouldn't have seen it but my super sniffer detected it. Never realized till we saw signs at future camps that fireworks are not permitted, that there are so many redneck low lifes that get a charge out of keeping people up all night with loud noises, that they have to be told not to disturb people. If you HAVE to stay there, ask first if the fireworks show has ended, unless that sort of thing doesn't keep you up. Shop around. I you have to stay here ask if the person shooting off fireworks all night has stopped. Didn't see pool but some mentioned one. Didn't use the showers and bathrooms, curtain hanging over the opening with a chair outside were not disgusting but were among the worst encountered during a 3 week tour. Price seemed high for what we had to endure. - mzmo
Oct 2014 - $35.00
We had called this park twice before arriving, and had not received a call back. We went anyway. Roads throughout the park were bumpy, muddy, full of potholes. There were many permanent residents in broken down, trash strewn places that should have been bulldozed. Crowded, non-level, barely paved sites obscured by fallen leaves. I saw a Pitbull, off leash, and mentioned it to the owner. I saw things happening that led me to believe that "anything goes" and if there are any rules in place, they are certainly not enforced. We drove through the park a couple of times, with the owner and another fellow. I feared for the safety of our rig and our small dog. Luckily we found another place to stay and left. - mrsweeble
Jun 2011 - $35.00
It is open year round. There are lots of permanet residents there. The dogs run free but are friendly. The trees infested with carpenter ants. There is only wifi by the office with no shade. We were there over the 4th and firecrackers were going off until about 3 a.m. - hap
Aug 2018 - $39.00
We needed a one night stay and washer/dryer traveling from southern IL to family north of Chicago. We asked to be moved to a site that we wouldn't have to unhook. They moved us graciously. The site was not level, was grass and sand. It worked. 4 washers and dryers, $1.50 each, no change machine. Office closes at 7pm. No grills, only fire pit. Sites are very close together. Neighbor's sewer is literally a few feet from your picnic table. No interest in eating outside. Bathrooms have spiders. Nice enough fixtures and private showers. Staff was very nice. Wifi didn't work. Asked staff and was told maybe/maybe not.... We came for laundry and wifi. Oops. - CindySuess
Jun 2018 - $33.00
One of the nicest KOAs we have stayed in. Other reviewers compared the park to a state park and I would have to agree. Out in the country so it is very quiet with many big trees. Can't use satellite for that reason. Sites are well spaced for a KOA. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly. We needed a little help with a tree issue when we pulled into our site and Dakota stayed with us until we got it solved. People in the park are so friendly. We would definitely return. - bolljl
May 2018 - $45.00
The state park in the area was closed so we stayed here to visit relatives on the way west. The employees were friendly and gave us an upgraded site because of some work being done in the park. This is a relatively small campground. The entrance to the park is not well marked. Our site was shaded and had room for our motorhome and towed vehicle. The bathrooms and showers were clean but were out of date. I would stay here again only if state park was still closed. - Fredinmaryland