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Kankakee South KOA

Chebanse, Illinois


425 East 6000 South Road
Chebanse, Illinois 60922
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Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.03351
Longitude: -87.85977

Elevation: 643' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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45 Reviews

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Nice stop to wait out the weather. Staff was great . Very helpful and easy going. Park wasnt very busy and we enjoed our stay. Lots of shade and big beautiful red oaks. The showers were ok but not on par with most KOA campgrounds we have stayed with. Water is warm but shower curtain a little small for the opening and let in plenty of cool air; perhaps the showers are not climate controlled. No cable but wifi was good. Level spots even with gravel. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is super pretty and in a quiet area. We really were pleased that this KOA isn't off a busy highway. The spaces are very close together and we had to do some maneuvering around cars to get in. The gravel pad we landed on was fairly level and we had plenty of room to park our Jeep. The park itself is clean and had grassy areas, a laundry room, game room and activities for children. They were even giving hay rides when we arrived! The staff is very friendly as well. We had difficulty getting television, and WiFi was non-existent at night. Our cell service wasn't so great either. Our Verizon jet pack seemed to do better than anything. This would be a great place to stay, but the water was awful! The sulphur smelled so strong it smelled like I was showering in sewage. I couldn't cook or clean my RV because the water smell was so bad. I am glad we had some water already when we arrived. Needlesss to say, we did not fill up when we left. What a shame, too. There is very little camping near Chicago after the summer months. This place could be a gem. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

This park is not big rig friendly. I did get into my site put very difficult to get out. Lots of trees very limited sites where a satellite can be used. Friendly staff, did not use any facilities including the water. Water has sulfur and not willing to place any sulfur water into my system. Very crowded park lots of parked vehicles. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Our stay at this campground was enjoyable. We loved the family atmosphere on the weekend and the quiet weekdays. All roads are base and gravel material; some sites have cement pads, but most sites are gravel and grass. Most of the trailer sites are long pull-throughs and easy to maneuver a big rig. Each site is equipped with a fire pit and picnic table and are nestled under large, mature trees, which made for plenty of shade. Even with the trees, we were able to use satellite for our tv. Utilities were in good working order and located well for easy connection. Water pressure was excellent. They offer FHU, 50/30 amp electric; pull-through and back-in sites, tent sites, and deluxe rv sites. Other amenities onsite are a lovely, large game room, laundry room, outdoor volleyball/badminton, playscape, a common fire ring with porch-type swings, a propane filling station, dump station, and hay rides for the kids on the weekends. The only real draw backs to this campground were the stock car races on Friday night that could be heard well into the night, the lack of hiking or walking trails, and that as a standard KOA, the sites are rather close together. For those reasons I felt a 7 out of 10 was the best rating I could give for this park. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This park was our hub for day trips into Chicago; the location was exactly what we wanted. It took us about 1 hour to get into downtown Chicago from the park. The price of 49/per night is reflective of the weekend (2 nights) and weekday (4 nights) with our KOA discount.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Used this as an overnight stop. Got there after hours and left at sunrise. The pull through site was long and level so we did not have to disconnect. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
b9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Only stopped overnight but it is close enough to use as a spot for day trips to Chicago.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Park was full and it was very apparent that their electrical grid was not able to keep up with the demand. Our site and 5 other folks that I talked with were having low power issues along with the main breaker in their tripping on occasion. We left a day early asI wasn't confertable with running my MH on questionable power. When I unplugged the power cord from the pedestal, it was so hot that the prongs put a blister on my hand when I grabbed it . Won't be back. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice little park, out in the country, with lots of trees. We've stayed here before (only park near relatives in Kankakee). The pool is clean, the trees are shady and the folks at the front desk could not be nicer. They've recently expanded and have a large area in the back with pull thru sites and 50 amps. The water lines are heated, back there, and can accommodate winter visitors (a lot of wind farm workers and seasonal trades people stay here). It's about 20 minutes into Kankakee. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B5
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Lots of trees and interior roads narrow and winding but ok for a big rig. Site was gravel and sloping but able to level OK. Lots of rain so mud everywhere. Had to ask for another site as first site would be impossible to get out with toad attached because of big tree and neighbor cars. Poor TV, park internet too slow to use. ATT and VZW hotspots usable but rather weak. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my tent trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Nice wooded park with good size sites. It felt much like being in a state park. Wifi mostly worked well except at times when everyone wanted to be on it. Had to work at getting satellite dish in good location. Others had tv antennas up. Watch for low branches in some sites. Our first site had a large branch we did not think we could get under so they gave us another site. No road or train noise. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Kankakee for shopping and dining.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Campground was very easy to find, about 3 miles off interstate. There are a variety of different campsites available. Our site was a nice size. There were trees around to make it more than an RV "parking lot", but not so many that satellite was impossible. They have sites that easily handle big rigs. There was plenty of room in our site for the truck, 5th wheel and jeep. Well maintained roads through the campground. Good Verizon coverage. We had good DirecTV satellite-but the manager made sure we knew it might not be a good signal. We will absolutely plan to stay here when we are in the area. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Spent one night here because of the easy off/on to the interstate, to break our journey. Nice, quiet park. Escorted to our site, a level concrete pad with hook-ups easily accessible. The laundry facility was good and the pool clean. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

My wife and I stayed the weekend at reserved site 43. I was definitely pleased, as most of the campgrounds we've been to do not offer concrete pads. The overall stay was pleasant and very quiet. No problems with rowdy neighbors or uncontrolled kids. The pool, although small was definitely refreshing on a super hot day. The camp store had all the must haves, including ice cream, which is always great! The only reason I can't give a higher score is because of the really slow WiFi and lack of cable hook up. These are only minor annoyances though. My speed test on the network came back at 2.5 down and 2.0 up. Awesome for email, but you definitely won't be streaming movies anytime soon. A note on the water quality: I've seen numerous reviews cite the water as a concern being that it's too sulfuric. My grandparents always lived in rural Indiana and their water always tasted similar, so it's not really a big deal for me. Is it Evian spring water? No. Just normal well water that I doubt will cause any problems other than overreacting. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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