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Kickapoo State Recreation Area

10906 Kickapoo Park Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858-6229
+1 217-442-4915
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Reclaimed strip mines

The area had been stripped mined and then reverted to nature. There are horse trails and mountain... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Danville, Illinois, United States
Nice quiet place to visit

did some hiking on the trails about a week ago. they are fairly well maintained but could use... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
tom r
Chicago, Illinois
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10906 Kickapoo Park Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858-6229
+1 217-442-4915
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The area had been stripped mined and then reverted to nature. There are horse trails and mountain bike trails and hiking trails. There are ponds for kayaks and canoes. and a lovely campground. This is a small state park and easy to get around. 10...More

Thank janecS1001XO
Reviewed 23 October 2016

did some hiking on the trails about a week ago. they are fairly well maintained but could use better markings. not many people out in the fall which makes it even better for visiting. very pretty and peaceful. would recommend this place to anyone

Thank tom r
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We camped in the tent camping area that had the ancient out houses. That is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. I don't mind pit toilets but these were awful. I prefer the newer, larger cinder block ones. It was the last...More

1  Thank C P
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Somehow we didn't notice that interstate 74 goes through the park less than a mile from the campgrounds. We noticed the noise when selecting a site in tent campground (noise could be heard in all 3 campgrounds) but thought it wasn't too bad. We hoped...More

Thank a_traveler_too
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Went the weekend after labor day. Plenty of camping spots for tent camping. In the area we were there were only about 4 or 5 other campers. So not crowded at all. They have primitive camping as well, but its right off the dirt road...More

Thank Dylan B
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The sites are kept up, the place is really beautiful. There are a lot of different trails to check out. I would definitely come back to the area. We were here one night so we didn't get to see everything.

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place for a couple or the whole family. The fishing looked great, tubing was very reasonable. Large area with many lakes.

Thank Chrissy B
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Very nice RV sites, level, widely spaced, quiet. $20 per night with electric hookup. Dump station clean, with water.

Thank 476pam
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice state park. The activities on the Vermilion River made this a great trip for me. The kayaking and canoeing are fun, yet relaxing. We really enjoyed our stay. We were with a group of 17 -- ages 2 - 54...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a beautiful park but due to the budget woes of Illinois it has really become run down and needs a lot of maintenance. If you like to camp it is ok but it is really nothing special.

Thank J278WSrobertl
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Kat H
Are there any firepits near the water at any location in the park, ie: campgrounds, beach, or other?
8 May 2017|
Response from janecS1001XO | Reviewed this property |
I have no clue I am a local and do not camp out... bring your own fire pit and see what the ranger \ camp ground host says...I am pretty sure folks bring their own BBQ. grill..
Benjamin D
Is there and entrance fee to the park
15 August 2015|
Response from Dylan B | Reviewed this property |
nope. just to camp and use canoes and such.
May I use red ear campgrounds boat ramp for my lilttle john boat..
12 April 2015|
Response from 54Nancy54 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm the wrong person to ask. The park has a website. Try contacting them directly.