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O'Connell's RV Campground

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Escape into the Great Outdoors at our all-inclusive Campground and RV Park

Address:970 Green Wing Road - PO Box 200, Amboy, IL
Open/Close: 04/17/2024 — 10/15/2024
Number of Sites: 858
No Membership Needed to Book Your Perfect Stay!
Membership Option: The Trails Collection

Nestled in the heart of Illinois, our Campground and RV Park offers the perfect blend of nature's tranquility and thrilling activities for all ages. Be it your first encounter with camping or your annual retreat, we offer something for everyone.

A Rich Tapestry of Outdoor Fun


Bask in the bewitching aura of the great outdoors right on your RV Doorstep. Explore the captivating trails around our sparkling lake under the shady canopies, an oasis that is a testament to the boundless beauty of nature. The sunlit paths are a delightful treat on cooler days, a masterpiece serving as a calm therapy to our cherished guests who love to take relaxing strolls. Experience premium camping in our spacious sites, enlivened by an assemblage of fauna and blossoming flora.

Marvel at our array of Facilities

Embrace our well-maintained park and witness the splendid cleanliness first hand. The shared spaces, including bathrooms, maintain the standards of a high-end resort. We pride ourselves on our well-kept amenities that enrich the experience of our campers. A spacious playground for kids, four swimming pools for a cool splash in summers, paddle-boarding for water sports enthusiasts, the alluring mini golf course, and even a hot tub for ultimate relaxation – we have it all and more.

Fun and Frolic for the Young Ones

Delve into a world of exhilarating fun for kids at our campsite. The buzzing arcade, full of vivacious games, promises a lively time for your little ones. Our well-heated pools extend the swimming season into late September, adding to the delights of a fall camping trip. The floating obstacle courses on the lake are a hit among our younger campers, providing them with whimsical aquatic fun. Our unique festive-themed weekends create unforgettable memories, adding an extraordinary element of joy to your stay at our campsite.

Impeccable Hospitality

Our dedicated staff goes the extra mile to ensure a seamless and memorable camping experience for our guests. Experience exceptional service throughout your stay with us, from prompt and informative check-in to swift golf cart rentals that make park navigation a breeze. The remarkable patience and diligence of our crew guarantee a satisfying stay that will leave you longing for your next visit.

Adventure & Relaxation Amidst Nature

Lose yourself in the adventurous allure of our fishing spots or kick back and lounge by the beach. The multitude of activities ensures incessant fun even during peak holidays when the campground is bustling with energetic campers.

Convenient Location

Our campground's location offers easy access to remarkable attractions in and around Amboy, Illinois. Take a short drive to visit the famous John Deere Museum or the home of President Ronald Reagan. The campground also has an assortment of quality restaurants nearby, offering a savory diversion from the usual camping meals.

Cherish your Stay

Our campground specializes in turning moments into cherished memories. Make merry around the campfire with fresh s’mores every night and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere throughout the campground. Lounge at the beach or take part in the various projects and activities frequently on offer.

Final Verdict from Our Guests

“It’s always a treat at this wonderful establishment,” says one of our returning guests. Reviews over the years shed light on the endearing love that guests have had for us, with remarks like “fantastic,” “highly recommend,” “friendly, fun, and memories were made to treasure."

Whether you seek serene solitude or spirited recreation, our Campground and RV Park caters to all moods and desires. What are you waiting for? It’s time to live your campside dreams with us today!

Find your Home Away from Home with a Seasonal or Annual Site!

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a seasonal or annual site! Begin relaxing as soon as you arrive without having to set up and break down each time you want to vacation. Your site and a community of friends will be ready to welcome you back time and again. Some benefits of having your own seasonal or annual RV site or vacation home include:

  • A guaranteed spot of your choice at our resort
  • A way to spend even more time being active and social outdoors
  • A discounted yearly rate compared to daily or seasonal rates
  • A sense of community with other annual site guests

Don’t miss the opportunity to secure your spot, make lifelong friends, and make our campground your true escape from the everyday.

Amenities

  • Bike Trails
  • Whirlpool/Spa/Hot Tub
  • Fishing
  • Creek / Lake / Canal / River / Ocean Frontage
  • Pets Welcome
  • Restaurant
  • Store
  • Nature / Hiking Trails
  • Mini Golf
  • Restroom/Shower Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Waterfront sites
  • Picnic/BBQ Area
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes

Whether you're planning a retreat for the whole family, a group of friends or a getaway for two, there's no shortage of unique activities to explore at O'Connell RV Campground. Plan activities upon arrival or visit this page before your departure to plan ahead. Looking for more? Our friendly staff can fill you in on all of the great ways to make your stay a memorable experience.

  • Activities Center
  • Ceramics
  • Children Activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Lake Fishing
  • On-site Entertainment
  • Beach
  • 4 Playgrounds
  • Creative arts and crafts classes and projects
  • Activities Director
  • Bingo/Card Playing
  • Volleyball
  • Nightly Outdoor Movie Theatre
  • Field Games
  • Paddle Boats
  • 3 Pools
  • 2 Kiddie Pools
  • 2 Hot Tubs

Location

970 Green Wing Road - PO Box 200, Amboy, IL 61310-0200 | GPS: 41.7241, -89.2650 | Get Directions
Download Resort Map  |  Ranger Station/Front Desk: 815-857-3860

General Policies & Information

General Policies & Information

  • Policies subject to change without notice.

Hours

  • Check-in: 1 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11 a.m.
  • Rental Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Business office: Sun Thu: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Winter hours: Mon - Fri 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    In Season hours: Sun Wed 9 a.m. 5 p.m.; Thu Sat 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • For the comfort of your neighbors, quiet time is from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. (strictly enforced). This means no radios, loud music, or disturbing noises. All children are to be at their own campsite during this time.

Check-in/Check-out

  • Minimum check-in age is 21 years.
  • Two-hour early check-in for your reservation may be available for $30. Please contact the management office, in advance of your arrival, to inquire about availability.
  • Two-hour late check-out for your reservation may be available for $30. Please contact the management office, in advance of your arrival, to inquire about availability.

After Hours Check-in

  • If your plans change and you need to arrive outside of normal business hours, please contact the business office before we close for further instructions on how to gain access to the park after hours.

Reservation & Rates Policy

  • Rates are based on four (4) persons aged 5 years and older.
  • The rates displayed do not include any applicable service fees or charges for optional incidentals.
  • At the time of booking, if the total is less than $250, then your credit card will be charged a minimum deposit of $250. If the total is more than $250, then your credit card will be charged the full amount.
  • Prices and site type are subject to availability.
  • Displayed rates and package prices are subject to change.
  • Site assignments cannot be guaranteed.
  • By using a credit card for a deposit, guarantee or payment, you agree to the following: I authorize MHC Property Management L.P. to charge any expenses incurred during my stay to that credit card or apply funds I have on deposit with MHC Property Management L.P. against what I owe.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be issued for early check-out.
  • In the case of multiple sites booked cancellation penalties apply to each site that is cancelled or changed.
  • RV campsites: We allow full refunds for cancellations up to 2 days prior to your arrival date for daily and weekly reservations.
  • Rental accommodations: We allow full refunds for cancellations 7 days prior to your arrival date for daily and weekly reservations.
  • Daily and weekly reservations: For cancellations received less than the required notice period prior to arrival, your deposit will be forfeited up to one night rack rate.
  • Extended stays: For long-term reservations (30 days or longer), we allow full refunds for cancellations up to 60 days prior to your arrival date. For cancellations received less than the required notice period prior to arrival, the deposit amount will be held on account for a future stay.

Pet Policy & Associated Fees

  • Pets are allowed at campsites and in all rentals.
  • Pets are allowed in the camp resort, with the pet owner responsible for cleaning up after the pet and keeping the pet under control (leashed & refrained from excessive barking).
  • Pets are not allowed at the beach, lake, pools, waterslide or campground buildings.
  • Pet Walk: available 24 hours.
  • Pets welcome. No breed restrictions listed, but no aggressive pets are allowed. Two (2) pets total per site. Please clean up after pets, always keep on leash, and do not leave unattended on site. Additionally, uncontrolled barking or excessive noise complaints registered against any pet may result in guests being asked to leave the campground without refund.
  • Pet policy for rental accommodations: Pets are welcome. For those who camp with pets, there is a pet fee of $10 per pet per night for our pet-friendly rental lodging. The fee may vary at select properties. Service animals are not pets. The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state/local laws regarding service animals. Service animals may accompany a disabled person without any proof of disability or certification for the service animal. Guests traveling with a service animal will not be charged a pet fee. Charges may be incurred, however, should a service animal damage the rental lodging.

WiFi Availability & Associated Fees

  • O'Connell's RV Campground does not offer WiFi. Jabba Communications offers complimentary WiFi throughout most of the park. They also offer higher speeds for an additional cost. Guests must contact Jabba Communications directly. On-site staff cannot assist with this.

Campground Services & Information

  • Tow Trailer Rules: Tow trailers are permitted on full hook-up RV sites if it fits within the limits of the site.
  • One (1) camping unit permitted per camping site.
  • Max length on water & electric sites is 26 feet.
  • Extra Person Charges: Rates are based on four (4) persons aged 5 years and older. $10 per night for additional persons 5 years and older.
  • Retail Monthly RV Stay: Available for stays of 28 days or more. Electricity is an additional charge.
  • Cable TV: No cable available on camping sites.
  • Honey Wagon: No honey wagon service.
  • Firewood: Due to the eminent threat of the beetle infestation firewood cannot be brought into the park. Bundles of firewood is available at the Camp Store.
  • Golf carts are available to rent - prices vary. Golf carts sell out quickly. We advise that you book your golf cart at the time you make your reservation. For questions about golf cart rentals, call the front office.
  • You may bring a golf cart of your own into the park if it meets park regulations of 4-wheeled, lights (front & rear) and horn. A $30 fee will apply for each visit. Proof of insurance is also required for each visit. Only licensed drivers may operate the cart.
  • Not permitted: 3-wheeled cars.
  • Scooters, minibikes, or ATVs are not allowed in the park. Mopeds, 4 wheelers and UTVs are allowed with current road license.

Additional Information

  • Proof of insurance and a driver's license(s) are required.
  • We reserve the right to protect the rights of our guests, trees, and other natural beauties for the benefit and safety of all.
  • Children are to be accompanied at all times, including while using washrooms and pools.
  • Proper swim attire is required at the water slide and pool area.
  • Parents need to accompany children 15 years old and younger at all water facilities.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty.
  • All children under 18 are to be at their own site during quiet hours.
  • SMOKE FREE ILLINOIS. Our campground follows the State of Illinois smoke free policy that prohibits smoking within 15' from any public entrance or in any public building.
  • Campfires are part of the camping experience. However, put them out properly when not attended.
  • All fires must be of reasonable size to not to endanger anyone or anything.
  • Safe, slow driving is required for cars, bicycles & golf carts as children are at play throughout the entire park. Please observe the 9 3/4 MPH speed limit on all park roads.
  • Management reserves the right to evict, at our discretion and without refund, any person whose conduct is objectionable or violates parks rules.
  • Entrance onto the campground property constitutes permission for the management of O'Connell's RV Campground in Amboy, Illinois to photograph the visitor while on the premises and to use any resulting pictures for any lawful purpose without compensation to the visitor.
  • Guests assume all risks and danger incidental to the activity of camping in a rustic outdoors environment including specifically (but not exclusively), the danger of being injured by insects or other animals, of being injured while participating in recreational activities, such as hiking, swimming, or boating at the RV Campground or of being injured as a result of inclement weather conditions, and agrees that the RV Campground and its owners, agents and employees are not liable for injuries or property damages resulting from such causes.
Amboy, IL
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Tue moderate rain 79
Wed scattered clouds 79
Thu light rain 75
Fri sky is clear 77

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