Located in central Illinois, Ramsey Lake State Park is a 1,980-acre recreation area that has a 40 acre lake for fishing and boating. We stayed at the park over the July 4 holiday in 2017. I was 5 weeks post ankle surgery, still in a surgical boot but I was determined to get away for the 4th. Our neighborhood goes crazy with fireworks during the holiday and it scares the dogs so we are happy to have an RV now to camp out away from the madness.
Searching for a holiday getaway and knowing my mobility would be limited, I choose a smaller campground (no fireworks allowed) because we just wanted a quiet place to hang outside. Normally if we are going away for more than a few days I try to pick locations that offer some good photo opportunities and/or cool places to explore. But this time, it was all about peace and quiet.
We choose a spot that backed up to the lake (although the campground sits much higher than the lake). The sites along the lake are fairly spacious. Even though it was a holiday, the part of the campground was not that crowded (a plus in my book!) and virtually empty by the time we left.
Overall Ramsey Lake State Park was a good place to chill and watch the birds fly around. Sites that are fairly spacious and level. Decent wifi and fairly quiet. A nice escape (especially when your mobility is limited).
Trip Stay: Destination
Access: Several miles from a 4 lane county road
Hook Ups: 30 amp (no water/sewer)
Site: Fairly spacious between sites.
Level site: Somewhat (we originally reserved a different site that was not level so we switched).
Site Type: Back in
Online Reservations: Yes (you can choose your site online)
Website: Reserve America