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Blackhawk Valley Campground

Rockford, Illinois


6540 Valley Trail Rd
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.18414
Longitude: -89.04634

Elevation: 730' (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 no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
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 no
  • 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 no
  • 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 no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • 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 yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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57 Reviews

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 12

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

Go to park to visit a son in the area. Normally not an issue getting a site but they had a retreat going when I got there so I had to change sites once. My fault for not making reservations, but they did work with me to see that I had a place. Move from 68 FHU to 156 W/E site. Entrance/Exit is STEEP one lane, not surer two RVs could pass thought there are a couple wide spots where I have met other vehicle while pulling my 5W. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Looks of food & activities in Rockford, it a large town.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We were looking for an overnight stay but we ran into an axle problem and stayed 6 days. We lost a tire driving past our site and about 10 campers came running to assist. Some had jacks and brackets to raise axle an inch so we could back into space. Owner was great at assuaging our frayed nerves and assisted us with a difficult backwards turn. Campers and staff checked on us each day to check progress and to make sure we were ok. Staff was excellent in scheduling and renewing our site. There are a variety of sites here with some seasonal, some weekends and some day by day. Verizon cell service was poor but campground WiFi was great during the week. On weekends when full traffic slowed down a lot. There is not much right around the campground but there flyer has lots of great selections for things to do. There are malls and stores about 6.5 miles away with decent roads and only a few traffic lights. We definitely recommend this campground. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 175
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This was an overnight stop at a campground full of seasonal campers. The campground has a few sites set aside for travelers. Steep narrow road entering the campground. Not sure what two campers would do if they met on the road since it basically one lane. Office staff was friendly and efficient. Our site was a pull thru and we had to drive over the soggy grass (lots of rain) to enter/exit our site and we made ruts because the ground was so soft. We only hooked up electric and it was adequate. Seasonal camper sites were well kept. Verizon wifi signal was good. Did not use any of the campground's facilities. This campground is several miles off the interstate and was quiet. We would stop here again. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my truck camper and a trailer too
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
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very large clean place. Very pretty surroundings. Quiet and dark at night. Friendly people in office. Some tight turns but nothing was an issue. Site was grass but fine when dry. Definitely worth the stop. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here in a 38 ft motorhome. Rate reflects weekend rate , they did accept PA discount for 2 nights. Great electric & water site with lots of room. Wi fi works great. Satellite access from our site but may have issues in some sites . Chicago about 1.5 hrs away . Quiet & family friendly. Owner takes great care of the area & roads . Has mini golf & huge open areas for activities . Small river behind seasonal units is nice for a walk. Will definitely stay here again. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
157
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Only spent one night. Quiet, nice pull-thru, solid hook ups. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Fire Ring
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: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

We were only able to camp for two nights. They were booked for the weekend. Did not have sewer hookups. The site had a good view of the river. We were happy they found us a site with only about 8 hours notice. The site was grassy but there were no issues. We did have good Wifi. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Pull through
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Beautiful grounds and green areas. Mini golf, playground, and great place for children to play in open space. Seasonal campers on the perimeter and over night, short stays have pull in sites where you drive up a hill on grass to a not so level site. Our site had dark dirt around door but grass on the back. Sites were somewhat close but okay. Wonderful shade and beautiful view of green area in the middle area. Bathhouses were horrible with webs and bugs and the separate shower rooms” were disgusting. New upgraded bath house sorely needed. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

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

Japanese botanical gardens beautiful! Prairie Street Brewery on water for lunch.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Water bib not working . Got there 25 minutes and had to pay extra $5. Staff not really hospitable. We had two sites with kids paid total of close to $80 . Didn't stop there on way home. Found other park. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Well maintained, grass cut, flowers planted, nice pavilion. Also a passport America campground, We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
142
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Beautiful park, well maintained. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Plenty long for my 42 foot motorhome and toad. Didn’t have to unhook. We were there only over night, so did not use facilities. River was about 50 feet away. Easy to get to and maneuver in park. Nice, helpful lady in the office. Would definitely come back, if in the area. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Grass
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Inconvenient to get to the way the exits are (aren't) off the freeway. Park itself located off mostly residential streets with a steep paved drive into the park. However the park is very scenic, has a very nice tv/socializing room. A lot of permanents, some vacant, but all seemed to be neat even if real old. Not a lot of room to maneuver, but enough. Sit was pretty level gravel, utilities all right. We would stay here again. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66
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
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: 28
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Overnight stay. Site was not level for our 25 foot motorhome. Few trees in our spot. Others w more permanent looking rigs, had mature trees & were lovely sites. Overall very well keep. Lots of space to run & activities for kids.

FYI, we had no tow vehicle. Nice place to visit. Would choose a different site next time. Maybe #51 or 52-end sites by the river. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
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: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

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

This is the second year we've stayed here for an overnight stay on our way out east. This is a very nice, very well maintained, quiet campground. They have quite a few turkeys that wander around here too. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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