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Ramsey Lake State Park
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Park Visitor: Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 10 Needs some more work done. You can do it by Chicago Marky Mark
Was Camping there this past weekend. The out houses very dirty.They need to be replaced. Thank goodness RV park had restrooms open.Also needed some cleaning too.Camp host was very nice.Also new boat and bait house was open. People at boat house very nice too. Park still needs work. Fire pits old and garbage cans few and far.I came from Chicago. This was one of the best spots for camping and fishing for years. I hope the state sends people to run the park much better. Take some lessons from Walnut Point State park.AWESOME AND CLEAN model for state parks. Please help Ramsey Lake State Park be better.We will be back.The Bird life there is Beautiful. Park can be that way too.
September 26 Great place to camp. by Flyrider
I wanted to make a comment on the camping experince I had because I camp in a tent and most of the post here are in campers. The campgrounds were clean and well maintained. The showers were great, warm water and very clean. Now in the tent camping area ther were only a few sites that had a grill which caused a problem because I did not bring a grill and in September the local stores do not sell one. I asked the Ranger why they do not have any he said they are trying to get them but the state of IL will not give them any money. If you go to Ramsey Lake please bring a grill to cook on and a portable table because each camp site only has one picinic table and I like to put my screen tent over the picinic table and have another one to be able to cook on the stove outside the screened in tent. If you like a great place to relax and enjoy a beautiful campground then go to Ramsey Lake. But do not for get the grill.
July 15 Alive & well
I need to comment so that others do not avoid Ramsey Lake as we almost did due to a previous post. The overnight camping experience was very pleasant. Nice sites, fire pits, picnic tables. The park was well maintained & clean. We camped in an RV so made use of electric hookup & filled with water at a nearby water hookup...none at individual sites. It was quiet & peaceful to sit outside & enjoy the night noises. Few campers but a family with children were riding bikes & using the play area. Did not go to the lake so do not know if boat rental exists. Campground hosts were on duty. This is a campground, not an amusement park or a Jellystone. For $20 a night you get a pretty nice camping experience.
May 30 Run down Park Nothing there anymore by Needs Updated
The park is run down, and lots of the BBQ pits are gone. The concession and boat rentals are not there. We came in from St Louis because we looked at the web site and thought we were going to have a good time but there is nothing there anymore. We made the best of a bad situation. We will not be back.
July 9 Worth the drive!!! by Mommy O.
My family and I have camped in many campgrounds including Prophetstown in Indiana and Yellowstone in Wyoming. Ramsey is one of our favorite spots and much closer to home. We only wish there was a beach. No place to swim is the only thing keeping RSP from getting 5 stars. We will definitely be back!!
April 1 Home Away from Home!! by The Young and Old Campers
My Father is sort of a camping addict. He got my wife and I started and we have all been camping from Northern Mich. to Southern IN. Yet when it comes to the nicest and cleanest camping experience of all, Ramsey takes first prize!!
August 7 One of our favorite parks by Lilllian
a very nice and beautiful park. My parents were from the Ramsey area many years ago. I was doing some research on my family and we drove through this park and went camping there for a week the middle of July. We would definitely camp there again. It is nice and clean and a good place to ride our bikes. Keep up the good work!
September 14 by capfun
There is now a concession stand and boat rental by the boat ramp!
May 26 Our hangout for 30 years by Jason
We have made Ramsey our meeting place for the last 30 years. My dad started me when I was 7, and now we continue it with my kids. The fishing used to be excellent and is still good. Excellent staff andver helpful. Clean park. My only drawback is the concession stand was never rebuilt after it burned several years ago. You have to drive a couple of miles for groceries and tackle. Boat rental is done at the park office now.
May 18 two stars?? by dannyboy
How can this park be sooo great, yet only get 2 stars? We drove through the park on advice of campers who said this was their favorite spot in Illinois. We plan on heading back this spring with kayaks and bikes. It certainly looked like 5 stars to us!
April 11 Simply a fantastic park. by Darrell Gordon
I have been going to Ramsey State Park for several years as well as camping at other parks throughout the state of Illinois and I would have to rate RSP at the top of the list. Very reasonable rates, friendly, great fishing, beutiful scenery, lots of activities and very clean shower house. Ramsey State Park is like a throw back from years gone by. Everyone who camps there have a very friendly attitude and a calming demeaner.
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Ramsey Lake State Park
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