Fisherman’s Corner North Recreation Area Campground in Hampton Illinois is a US Corp of Engineers campground along the Mississippi River providing partial hookup RV camping in a well kept setting. Perfectly designed for large and small RVs with paved roads paved back in RV sites and easy to access dump station, restrooms, playground, boat launch and fishing area set an forested setting with green mowed grass adjacent to the Mississippi River.

    Although there is no river access from within the campground, the Fishermans Corner Day Use facility is a short walk away and offers numerous fishing areas as well as a canoe ramp. Visitors can also catch a weekly educational program at the amphitheater located within the campground.

    The Central Trail section of the famous Mississippi River Trail passes directly in front of the campground, offering visitors miles of walking and biking trails along the river bank. The expansive Elton E. Fawks Bald Eagle Refuge and Nature Preserve and the Illiniwek Forest Preserve are also located just minutes away.

    Of the 51 reservable campsites, 46 campsites have electric hookups and 5 campsites do not have electric hookups and are for tents only.

    Fisherman’s Corner provides the comforts of modern camping, including drinking water, a shower house, electric hook-ups, flush toilets, while still providing visitors with an authentic outdoor experience.

    Hillcrest Event Center Campground in Orion Illinois offers full and partial hookup RV camping in a rural setting. As of 2017 the golf course and pool are closed for remodel. This park was possibly at one time a nice location with event hall and on-site golf course, clubhouse, and pool area welcoming guests to a rural setting unfortunately the location is now severely run down.

    The main road is paved and the golf course looks mowed but there’s no actual golfers on the course and the location has an overall deserted feeling. The camping area is best compared to a forest service style location instead of a campground one would typically expect next to a golf course. The loop road is a paved road with one way in and one way out  (too narrow to pass if you come to opposing traffic) . All back in sites can fit larger rigs but large rigs would probably want to avoid the location due to the weight limit on the road out front of 20,000 lb (signed 10 tons) and the winding, narrow and overgrown access road on the property.

    Hillcrest Event Center Campground has a lot of potential but this is not a destination unless the facilities are brought up to par.