8.6 Excellent
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Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park

Effingham, Illinois


1217 W Rickelman
Effingham, Illinois 62401
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Sites: 79
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.14730
Longitude: -88.56654

Elevation: 602' (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 ?
  • 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 yes
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 no
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • 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 no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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261 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park. Lots of trees. The first site offered to us was difficult to get our 42 foot coach out of. We had to unhook in order to get out. The staff lady moved us to another site, which worked nicely. Able to get in and out with the toad hooked up. Kudos to her for the help. Too many trees for our satellite to work. But it was only an overnight stay. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is not very large but it has great Wifi. We were in site 60 which is next to the playground and entrance. The other sites were better. The site was level and hard and the roads seemed ok. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
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
Tips for other Campers:

Go see the cross at crossroads.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We really like this campground. So close to shopping, etc., but very little noise. That impressed us! Sites gravel and pretty level. Good water, power, sewer connections. Very nice wooded setting. There appears to be some long-termers, but sites were well kept. We were in a section with about 10 sites for short-timers and there was only one other rig. Where did they put him? Right next to us. Can't quite figure that one out. Site was very long. Our 26-footer fit and our toad could have been parked in front or in back of the rig. Didn't give the full 5 star rating due to being pricey. Our feeling is that they are about 15% too high - even with the Good Sam discount. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park 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
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 898
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 107

Date of Stay: April, 2019 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped staying here a couple years ago when the new owners stopped having cable TV. Now that they have DirecTV via cable we decided to give them another try. Being guided to the site is important because of the layout and how heavily wooded the park is. We had a FHU, pull through site with the aforementioned "cable" TV and Wifi that worked fine for our minimal (e-mail and web surfing) needs. Many of the sites seem tight because of all the trees. The office store is RV park typical and the bath and laundry facilities a small but clean. There is lake access and a small playground. The "lounge" has no appeal for us. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This was a overnight stop on my way to Minnesota. The park is heavily forested which meant no satellite. The park has a bar that I didn't use but laundry and restrooms were spotless. The office staff could have been friendlier but all in all a great overnight park. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Effingham has lots of shopping and restaurants close. The Wal-Mart has RV parking and the Flying J has RV accessible pumps.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The sites are shady with gravel, and a little tight together, but it's a nice campground that we will come back to. The shower/bathrooms are among the cleanest we've seen at any campgrounds. It is very close to town, yet you feel like you are at a country lake. They have a separate building with a bar/pizza place. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Have stayed here before. Will probably look for an alternative (better value) campground for an overnight stop on our next trip through this area. Site was borderline to short for short bed pickup & 27' TT. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Only interested in an overnight stay this trip. Have eaten at Niemergs many times when travelling through this area. Always pleased with food and service.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Large pull-thru sites. Great hook-ups. Shade! Great wifi. Easy in and out. Great staff. CableTV. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Cross - video of it being built at small welcome center. Downtown Effingham has some cool sculptures around town and a great brewery.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Was happy until they parked a camper next to us that was directly on our back end at an angle. Way too close for me. Did laundry and it was clean with 3 washers and 3 dryers at $1.50 ea., which is reasonable. My only complaint was that they shut off the power early in the morning about 8:30 am and did not notify us before hand (they had it scheduled and knew the day before). Left us without power for breakfast, cleanup to get on the road to our next destination. Unfortunately, it happened again the next day at the next park we stayed at! No consideration for campers. I just don't feel some of these parks are worth $38 a nite either! Starting to price us out of camping - Good Sams is a major cause of these rate hikes (so you can get a 'discount'). We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent wifi. Everyone is so nice and helpful. Town is close by if you need anything. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
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
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice, well maintained park with lots of trees. The sites, we've stayed here before, are very level. We didn't have to unhitch. There is even a pub open from 3-10. Great wifi and telephone. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice, well maintained park with lots of trees. The site was a pull-thru with lots of trees. There is even a pub open from 3-10. Great WiFi. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Must go to Crystal to see the biggest rocking chair, mailbox, wind chime, wooden shoes. knitting needles, crochet hooks, wooden pencil, golf tee and pitch fork.

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

This park is right at the edge of town but very quiet. Lots of shade and a nice lake with plenty of places to walk your dog. But we were unhappy because after we got set up, we found that there was no cable. After asking at the office, they said it had been hit by lightening and would be fixed in a few days. We felt they should have told us that when we made the reservation and/or when we checked in. We were able to get over the air channels. The park is very convenient to lots of shopping, restaurants and gas stations. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The Effing Brew Company downtown is very nice. There is a nice quilt shop here - The Wooden Spool. A nice little town.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Right under huge power lines. Close together sites. Not a high rated park in my opinion. Sewer smell. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Nice people in charge very friendly, lots sites pretty tight. Nice hot water in showers. WiFi great very nice park. Would stay there again. We only spent 1 night We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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