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Weldon Springs State Park


1159 500 North
Clinton, IL 61727
217.935.2644
No Email Address
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/R3/Weldonra.htm
2 Reviews
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June 2012 Wow, five years later from the previous review and nothing has changed. Electrical sites still not working. I had to get out of bed three times in the middle of the night to reset the breaker on the post. Last time I come here!

Received from Brandon for visit in Aug 2011


Site Number:
Stay Again? NO
Quoting the IDNR brochure 'Named by Family Circle magazine to be one of the 'Top Twenty Campgrounds in American'...' NOT EVEN CLOSE! Family Circle should stick to printing recipes and home decorations. Clearly, Family Circle knows nothing about campgrounds. The state of IL should be embarrassed not only for using that quote but also by the condition of this campground. Weldon Springs definitely is not one of the top 20 campgrounds in America but what we would rate as one of the 20 worst state owned campgrounds in IL. We've stayed at quite a few of IL's state parks. Weldon Springs is definitely the worst we've stayed at. The sites are very close together. Getting into and out of the sites was a chore unless a person had a small trailer like a pop up. Longer trailers, 5ers, Class A or C could manage but one needed to watch closely when driving or backing for trees, signs, and other close by campers. Our fire ring, which are not moveable, was so close to our camper and the neighbor's camper that to have a fire would have risked scorching both our campers. Had we located further away from our fire ring we would have been so close on the other side to the other neighbor's fire ring that we would have risked scorching on that side. Very few sites are level enough to avoid blocking up one side of the camper. In fact, we didn't see any campers that weren't required to be blocked on one side or the other. We were on one of the more level sites and still had to block one side 4+' just to get level side to side. There are 75 campsites. 1/3 of the sites electrical connections did not work. Altho they were suppose to be all electric sites the host admitted due to lack of repairs 25 of the sites electrical connections did not work. We found 2 other sites not listed by the host which also did not work. Even if it were well maintained and cleaned there is no way this campground could or should ever be considered for such ratings by Family Circle or anyone else associated with camping. We drove thru the COE par! ks a few miles northeast of Weldon Springs on Clinton Lake. The COE sites were well maintained, all were level, some had full hookups (W/S/E), widely spaced, more rural, and overall nice appearance. We will never stay at Weldon Springs again. When in the area we will be staying at one of the COE parks at Clinton Lake.

Received from WC for visit in Sep 2007


Site Number:57
Stay Again? NO



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