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Old 09-21-2015, 04:43 PM   #61
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Checking in here, we'll be attending with a reservation for site (001!) I've inherited with my new trailer
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:41 PM   #63
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Hi! As usual, I'm late on these things. I had just found out about the rally a few days ago and tried to rent a trailer in order to participate. Only, judging from the fisherman's corner campground website, all of the full power sites are taken.
Has anyone been there before who could comment on the tent sites ?

Are they in a good, safe location? They do appear to be near the bathroom facilities, however. What about critters to be on the lookout for?
I'm just wondering if I can tolerate sleeping on the ground or on a cot in a tent, given my darned muscles and the night time cooling (weather) as well.

Does anyone know if they allow tent sites to have campfires? I'd like to be able to cook up some beans or a can of soup at least! And, I must have my morning Java....

Please excuse the questions....it's been over a decade since I've tent- camped. Also, we haven't camped anywhere near this part of the country before...

I am still trying to get there so I can tour all of these marvelous Escapes! Can't wait! If necessary, I will make a day trip of it. Thanks all!
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About a mile down the road is the illiniwek camp ground run by the forest preserve district down there. They have a lot of nice sites, I'd suggest you give them a call yet today to see what they have for this weekend. It would only be a couple of minutes from fishermans corner. There's a great big handicap site at fishermans corner too. I'm not sure if it's reservable or shows on the map. You could call them too to learn more. Best of luck
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The corps sites have fire rings at every site I believe. It's not too far into town to get wood. Not sure if they sell wood at the site but think maybe they do. I'm sure someone there will loan you some camp stove time if you ask.
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The area is very nice, I would judge it to be
Very safe on a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give it a 9
Or 10. Camp hosts on site close to everyone. No dangerous critters in that area to amount to anything. No poisonous snakes either. Bugs not bad In This country at the time as it has been dry. This is a nice campground with adequate light,'good paths and roads and accessible restroom and shower. We looked it over earlier this summer.
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In checking at Federal recreation, camping and tour reservation information - Recreation.gov I see available campsites for either Friday or Saturday night. I believe there were sites for both nights, meaning the same site for both nights.. These are full hookups, tent sites were also in the mix.
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In checking at Federal recreation, camping and tour reservation information - Recreation.gov I see available campsites for either Friday or Saturday night. I believe there were sites for both nights, meaning the same site for both nights.. These are full hookups, tent sites were also in the mix.

Paul, I take it you meant to say electric hook-ups.
I had seen a couple of sites available in the second loop and Dave has mentioned the other campground down the road.
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You are correct Cathy, full hookups at Fisherman's Corner are electric only, unless you happen to be close to one of the water connectors that are located on the inner portions of each loop. There are several in each loop and if your hose is long enough and you carry a Y connector I believe you can connect. At least I have seen it done.
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