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Coon Creek COE

Shelbyville, Illinois


1598 N 2000 East Rd
Shelbyville, Illinois 62565
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 181
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.45348
Longitude: -88.75745

Elevation: 676' (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 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 no
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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8 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

The only drawback the grass area around our site, as well as the entire park was a foot high. We camped at Coon Creek COE in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Fire Ring
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: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We love this campground! We camp nearly 3 weekends out of the month most of the time and this place has nearly everything or it's nearby. We usually camp with friends so we enjoy some of the buddy sites. The only complaint we have about this is that there is only one buddy site with full service in the entire park and some of the buddy sites are not set up very well and in need of rethinking for the layout. There are many of them that the campers are door to back of your buddies camper and others that one of the two sites are set up backwards from all camper set ups. Meaning your door will be on the wrong side of the site so you can't use a camper attached awning and you have to walk around your camper to get to the table and fire ring unless you have a small camper and get creative. Other than that there is a site for everyone and every style here. Group, secluded, sunny, tree covered, water front, in the hills, and group style areas. Like I said this is a great place and even has boat launch if you have that kind of money lol. We camped at Coon Creek COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
many
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious, Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

hiking, boating, swimming, amphitheater, shopping, and much more.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Coon Creek Campground in Shelbyville Illinois is a Corps of Engineers park. The campground is very clean, with several large pull through lots, a few of which are full hookups. We very much enjoyed our stay with our camping club in this park. The only thing that we would have liked better is if the grass would have been cut. If you use the America the Beautiful Pass, the rates are $12 per night for a full hook up and $9 per night for electric only. The fishing on Lake Shelbyville was great. We would recommend this park to others. We camped at Coon Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
113
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Very spacious sites but not very level. Camp store ok but sold me green fire wood so no fire for us. The upside I was told later that we could collect and burn any downed trees even bring chainsaw to cut if needed. Too cold and rainy to do a whole lot but still good weekend camping. We camped at Coon Creek COE in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

This is an awesome campground on a beautiful lake. We were fortunate to get one of the FHU sites - #227. This is a very large pull through site. The park is well maintained and clean. There is a rather long trip through several farms (corn, corn, and more corn) to reach the campground, but it's worth it. The price reflects the 1/2 price national park pass price - so well worth it for FHU. The lake levels were dropping while we were there, and we had fun fishing from our kayak. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area. We camped at Coon Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Camped here as a child and enjoyed our trip back as adults. Was more of a place to stay this time as we visited family. Has had high water levels so beach and boat ramps were closed, but campground was still full. We camped at Coon Creek COE in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We love Coon Creek!! The buddy sites are awesome, especially number 17. But please don't book it because we love it. Just kidding. The restrooms and showers definitely need some work and cleaning, but they have done some fixing up this year. Sites are somewhat private but could be spaced out more. Most sites have good access to the water, however you may have a steep hill. Just check them out before you book if possible. They have a really nice CG store with licenses, fish stuff, bait, food, ice, toys, souvenirs, etc. but at a pretty hefty price. So don't forget anything...Overall we love Coon Creek, but if you can't get a site there Opossum Creek is pretty good too!! We camped at Coon Creek COE in a Tent.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Don't bother with this area. The route to the CG is narrow, winding through cornfield back to the middle of nowhere. The sites are short. The site I reserved was displayed as a buddy site, for two trailers, 40 feet long. The actual site was 1 driveway, 30 feet long, and room for a buddy tent, MAYBE a popup. The roads are paved, but narrow. The shower house was moldy, and extremely dated, with many years of caulk over caulk, cracked fixtures, and no hot water. There are many other nicer places to spend your hard earned dollars in Illinois. The Corps of Engineers needs to review this CG, and give it an Extreme Makeover. We camped at Coon Creek COE in a Travel Trailer.

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