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Paradise RV Park


11122 Station Street
Garden Prairie, IL 61038
815.597.1671
ParadiseInfo@paradiservpark.com
http://www.paradiservpark.com
5 Reviews
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Will never return. Over priced, kids were bored, No pool, stinky beach, little or no trees. The entire weekend was a waste of money. Have advised friends not to go

Received from Cubby for visit in May 2007


Site Number:None
Stay Again? NO
This place has become a yearly stop for us. If you're looking for a place to go with theme weekends and planned activities, this is a good choice. Negatives: crowded, small sites, small beach that isn't perfect (lots of algae and slime in swimming area but doesn't bother our kids one bit) , and bathroom facilities aren't the best but aren't the worst, either. Positives: Fun themed weekends, clean, well maintained grounds, stream to tube in, activities, staff that is on top of things, nice gameroom, activities (hayrides, games, crafts). It's really a nice place overall and we make it our 'old standbye' knowing we always have a good time when there.

Received from Tracy for visit in Jul 2007


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES
Owner is overbearing and not very nice. Place was clean on the grounds but the bathroom sucked! Wouldn't let visitors in when they arrived 5 minutes after the supposed allotted time and we had an extremely large group of 117 people and spent lots of money there but I guess we could have all left since he 'had our money and we did not matter since he has close to 300 regulars there.' Pond area had these enormous bees in the sand on the pond. My kids were bored there. Playgound equipment was ok not great.

Received from Debbie for visit in Jul 2007


Site Number: 36
Stay Again? NO
Rolled the dice and drove the 57 miles from Chicago to Paradise RV. It was close to home and we're new to RVing with our Jayco31BHS. This was our second outing in the new rig. The park was clean; with friendly staff (had to back into my site and the Security guard in his golf cart was a huge help for this rookie); Security is ever-present (moving around constantly in thier golf carts; and lots to do (fish in the stream, fish in the pond, basketball, games in the pavillion and activities for kids). There are a large number of seasonals and permanent guests at Paradise. Some of the folks we met had been coming there for weekends for years! A word of caution - there are not that many full hookup sites (we had W/E only). They are building more, so call ahead. We made a reservation via their website, got a confirmation email in return - but apparently the staff didn't get our request. Luckily we called ahead to check which site we were placed on. Probably a good rule of thumb anyway (I'm new at this, remember). We were received with open arms and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. There had been some recent computer glitch. Would we go back? You bet - the place has the feel of by-gone days - friendly neighbors and lots to do for the kids. Not a lot to do in the little towns that border the Park, but there's a Wild West Town attraction - with a cool Western movie-themed restaurant - great (and large food!). The IL Railroad Museum is nearby too. The 'locals' tell me that you can take your inner tubes up the road a bit - jump in and float back to the park - a favorite pastime when it's warmer. A nice weekend get-away from the Chicago area.

Received from Dagrooms for visit in Apr 2006


Site Number: 15
Stay Again? YES
This was our last camping trip of the year and we had a great time! Paradise was hosting their Halloween weekend and had many activities. On Saturday, the kids put on their costumes and took part in a scavenger hunt. Many of the sites are permanent at Paradise Park, so they were all decorated for the big contest that weekend. Even many of the popups were decorated. It was so much fun going from site to site trying to come up with the items on the scavenger hunt and checking out the decorations. There was a Halloween parade which led from the office to the recreation hall. The kids all paraded around the hall, each received a treat bag from the campground and ice cream. After the parade, trick or treating began! The kids got tons of loot, a whole month before the "real" Halloween. It was a beautiful, warm day and we enjoyed walking around the campground, collecting treats. At about 9 PM, we went on the Haunted Hayride - such fun! The tractor-pulled wagon took us all around the campground in the dark with creepy characters, zombies and spooks jumping out around every corner. The wagon took us to the office area for a walk through the spookhouse and a cup of cider and cookies. We enjoyed a great campfire that evening - it was cooler out than we were used to when camping and the fire felt great. We had a chance to try out our newly installed heat strip in the camper. This was an inexpensive accessory that installs in the air conditioning unit. It worked great and I was glad we had it since it did feel chilly that night. It was hard to have to pack up and leave since we had such a wonderful weekend, especially knowing that this would be our last trip of the season.

   

Received from Kris for visit in Oct 2005


Site Number: None
Stay Again? YES



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