RVs and trailers parked within tall trees with fall leaves covering the ground at CAMP LAKEWOOD CAMPGROUND  RV PARK

Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park

1217 W Rickelman Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-6233
Location: 39.14731, -88.56658

Open All Year
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
debit cards   discover   visa   mastercard

Facility

Type (Campground)
Dump Station
Partial Handicap Access

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Tent Camping Allowed

Sites

Total Spaces (65)
Spaces Available (50)
Width (27)
Max Length (60)
Gravel Sites (50)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Seasonal Sites
Shaded (Mostly)
Side-by-Side Hookups
Big Rig Sites
Full Hookups (50)
Max Amps (50)
Pull-thrus (43)
Pull-thru Size (27 x 60)
Back-ins (24 x 45)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Site Length (60)
Fire Rings
Table at Site
Tent-Only Sites (3)

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (3)

Tenting

Overflow Area
Dedicated Tenting Area

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
2 Devices supported per Overnite Site
50 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Good)
Road Type (Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Ice
Groceries
Escort to Site
Onsite RV Service
Cocktail Lounge
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (3)
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Boating
Lake
Fishing
Dock
Ramp
Boat Rental
No Motors
Body Of Water (Lake Pauline)
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Playground
Outdoor Games
Kayaking/Canoeing

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Boating
Fishing
Kayaking/Canoeing
Marina

Discounts

Military Discount

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park
Avg Rating 3.91out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (23) Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

GreerFam

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
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Date of Stay: November, 2019
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Absolutely beautiful lakeside campground nestled in the trees. Lots of drive through sites with big spaces. Love the swings and decks to sit by the lake and relax. Kayaks, bbqs, docks, fishing, relaxing - just awesome and peaceful. The one and only thing I might change is to make the shower slightly hotter - but I wouldn’t call that a complaint, the showers are clean and inviting. Will be staying here if we come back this way again!
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josjon

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0
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Date of Stay: October, 2019
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Found this place via GoodSam recommendations and reviews. Lovely location easy to find pretty sites with plenty of trees and lake views relatively quiet welcoming staff. We stayed here only one night as we were in a rush to get from Indiana to Colorado before bad weather set in. We did not use the restroom or other facilities. Pull through sites were long enough to accommodate our 40' MH + car trailer. Photos are representative of the RV Park - except they do not show the major power line running overhead. We'd happily return.
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JimRoberts

Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: August, 2019
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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We stayed here for 2 nights in August and one in September on our way to and back from Maine from Texas. The park has lakefront sites and great views from most campsites, and the staff is hospitable and very friendly and helpful. Grounds are well maintained and the restrooms are lovely. They also have a adult lounge that is open during cocktail time, which is a first for our camping stays. GREAT CAMPGROUND !!!
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RollingHouseofWoodard

Reviews: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: July, 2019
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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Absolutely great park! Staff so friendly & welcoming. Love the park & lounge will be back. Only critique is the spots were a bit tight. Excellent customer service, very clean & close to HW. We will be back.
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Snuffy

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: July, 2019
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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From the moment of an easy and comfortable check-in to further interaction with the staff my experience was absolutely pleasing and wonderful The staff is well versed on the surrounding areas I have plans to return here next year
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JKos

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2019
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Overpriced. Small lots. WiFi Service is sketchy. Cable goes out continuously. Negative atmosphere. More of a retirement community than a campground. Don’t bring your kids or dogs here unless you want to keep them lin time out all weekend.
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Imacampar

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2019
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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3 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Questionable business practices. Overpriced. No amenities. Lake is a cesspool. Poor treatment of staff. Disappointing stay.
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Darrelldi

Reviews: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4
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Date of Stay: October, 2018
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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5 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
This is our second stay at Camp Lakewood (the last time was 6 years ago), and it is still just as nice as I remembered from the first stay. Long, wooded sites - easy pull through on a lot of them. A park-like setting with a beautiful little lake. Very friendly staff. Firewood delivered to your site. The restrooms are immaculate! And a very nice laundry room as well. And there's even a little bar on site. We stayed at Camp Lakewood for 5 days in a 40ft motor home.
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MPW

Reviews: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6
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Date of Stay: May, 2018
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Shaded sites on lake.......very helpful staff.........small lounge...........clean and quiet........lake to fish on........would stay again
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BeckyL

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018
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We pulled in after hours. I was a bit frustrated when no one answered the phone but was happy to see they have ‘after hours registration’ forms. We got into our site with no issues. Everyone was pleasant in the morning, had a great night sleep and back on the road. Will definitely be back on our way home!
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draddog2169

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
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Date of Stay: December, 2017
2 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
1 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
After calling and asking questions I was told there were showers. Yeah if you like to shower in 40 degree temperature. Also states cable, nope not this time of year. Can't even get a over the air channel. They still charge all the same rates as summer time. Stinks. Last time I'm coming here. They use to have a giant heater in the bathroom, not anymore.
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RV-Able

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: November, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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This is a gem. Park is well laid out, gravel sites, the hookups are all easily accessible and well maintained. There appeared to be 2 sewer hook ups per site making for shorter hoses. Water pressure was excellent, WIFI was useable but we prefer our onboard system. The rate was $36 per night. After hour information was easily understood and our site selection was easily done.
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GaryGladys-RV

Reviews: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5
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Date of Stay: November, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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We stayed for one night passing through, While easy access off the interstate a very narrow road to access the park, two RV's in opposite direction would provide for some interesting manuvering. Also, DO NOT COME IN ON RICKLEMAN AVE, there is an old 10 Ton Bridge we crossed, not good. Better bet would be to take Avenue of Mid America and then turn on N. RANEY ST, take that to Rinkleman, then turn left. Being November, Park had just some brave full timers going to weather the winter and a couple others of us just passing thru. Laundry, showers and bathrooms were immaculate, site was very level, did not even put jacks down to put the slides out. It is very wooded, most pull thru sites were easy access, we took site 10 because we were able to get some sun, had to go thru a vacant site to get our 40 footer with car in it, but was nice as facilities were next door. We would definitely stay at this park again
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Campers67

Reviews: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0
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Date of Stay: October, 2017
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1 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
Very cramped sites. No satellite.
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tccountrymusic

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: August, 2017
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This was a great place! Quiet and beautiful setting. Was very clean in the bathhouse. The grounds were well kept. Going back.
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Russ and Moe

Reviews: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16
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Date of Stay: July, 2017
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The Staff was very efficient and cheerful. The lounge was welcoming - and the store was good for a campground. The sites were nicely spaced, plenty of trees, long and level pull through type. The area is clean, attractive, comfortable, and quiet. (They even loaned us a courtesy vehicle so we could get to church)Didn't use the restroom, so I cannot comment on that.
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rvten

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0
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Date of Stay: May, 2017
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
New owners. Dropped WiFi and Cable TV. Heavy trees so no SAT. Conn. OK fir overnight
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Mary Jane Berwick

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: May, 2017
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New rv owners meandering back to Texas after picking up trailer. Loved the campground on the lake?? Easy access, drive through gravel pad. Easy to hookup, easy access to dump station. Picnic table and small fire ring were plusses. Small bar with pizza, nachos, and pretzels. Good drinks and sweet bartender. Small gazebo with a couple of grills. All and all a nice shady, quiet park that we would use again. Reservations were easy to make and staff and owners were friendly and helpful.
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MBrouwer

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: April, 2017
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Do not trust the reservation "process" at this campground. I had made reservations a couple months in advance, for one night each on a trip out and back. Arrived late the first night and had no site held for us. Called the day before our planned stay on the way back and was assured we had a site reserved for us that night, but arrived to find they had AGAIN given away our site. Had stayed here several years ago, with a reservation and no issues, so I don't know what has happened since, but very disappointed this time!
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Eagle100

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: October, 2016
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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Fortunately we were just passing through. If wifi was available we were not given the password and couldn't find it. On the check-in flyer, right under the campground map it says they have cable tv. Printed in the upper right hand corner is a notice saying there is trouble with the cable please use your antenna. If you've had "trouble" that long maybe you should stop saying you offer the service. I would also question the earlier review that touted their "cable hookups that were very good". Well I guess the hookup WAS pretty good...you just don't get cable from it.
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AgentArnold

Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: July, 2016
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Very nice, quiet camp ground. Arrived after hours and found available space information in the door. Clean sites, well maintained park, nice hostess. Would come back here again. VERY NICE!
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Spongart

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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This is a great park run by friendly folks. The hook up were clean and easy. The sites were covered with large tall trees. Not great for sat TV (they had cable hook ups that were very good) but great for shade. Sites were packed gravel and fairly level. Sites are a little narrow but there was room for the tow car behind the coach
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rabreen

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
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Date of Stay: August, 2015
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This is one of our favorite sites to stop at. We have a 37' fifth wheel and have found several sites there that we like. Check out site #2 if you want an incredible lake/wildlife view. Check out site 19 if you like to be back in the trees a bit. Check out site 41 if you want a little of both. While there is a fair amount of pull through spots, my only suggestion would be to upgrade many of the 30Amp only sites to 50Amp. Our fifth wheel will function on both, but 50 makes things a bit easier. There is a small playground for the kids in the middle of the campground. While not scientific by any stretch, I think this campground is mostly an overnight place for people pulling off the Interstate. That's a shame, because the camp hosts are really good people. They have recently added a lounge - which I really enjoyed the last time I was there. Restrooms are probably the cleanest I have ever seen! Generally, this campground is very well maintained, clean and easy in easy out!
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From Jct of I-70/57 & Exit 162; Turn R (at bottom of ramp) Go 700 feet to Rickelman Ave. (1st Stop Light). Turn L follow signs 2 mi to campground. (L) Do not follow GPS.

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