Beaver Dam Campground

Beaver Dam Campground is located in Beaver Dam State Park in western Illinois. The state park is home to 750 acres of greenery as well as a lake. The campground is an hour's drive from St. Louis, Missouri. RV camping at Beaver Dam Campground provides you with the natural beauty of the forest as well as the conveniences of being relatively close to the city.Camping in an RV here is comfortable, with electrical hookups available at every campsite. For added convenience, there is a building with showers and flush toilets located in the center of the campground. There's also a sanitary dump station on-site. While individual sites do not have water hookups, there is a water station within the campground too. There is also a designated area for youth group camping, which needs to be reserved in advance. Forty of the sites are available via reservation, while the rest of the sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a picnic table with grills for barbecues, and there's also a playground for those RV camping with children. If you get hungry, there is a full-service restaurant on-site where you can enjoy a meal. The restaurant's deck overlooks the lake so you can really take in the views.

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The Great Outdoors

There are lots of fun outdoor activities to enjoy while you're camping in an RV at Beaver Dam Campground. The state park has a 59-acre lake that is an ideal place to fish. You can fish from the shoreline, or you can take a boat out from one of the many launches that are on the lake. The lake is not particularly deep, and no gasoline engines are allowed. However, it is an ideal place for kayaking and canoeing. The state park has paddleboat and rowboat rentals on-site. The lake is stocked with a wide range of fish, including catfish, bass, bluegill, and more. Another popular place to go fishing in the area is Carlinville Lake, just a short drive away. You can rent fishing gear and boats from local outfitters in Carlinville.There are also eight miles of hiking trails in the park. The hikes here are relatively relaxed, and you can enjoy bird watching and beautiful natural scenery as you stroll through the park. You may even see some beautiful birds. You can walk around the lake, stroll through the marsh, or head into the woods. During the winter, there are cross-country ski trails and sledding areas available, depending on the amount of snow cover. The relatively flat nature of the park makes it a good place for beginner skiers to learn. You can also go ice fishing or ice skating when the lake is frozen over.When you're motorhome camping here, you can also go hunting. You can hunt for deer, turkey, and squirrel while you are in the park. The hunting here is regulated, so it's best to check on the details before your camping trip. There is also an archery range, which is a great place to shoot for fun or practice before you head out hunting. Archers will need to bring their own bows and arrows, which can be purchased from outfitters in nearby Carlinville.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in Macoupin County, you'll be just a short drive away from St. Louis, one of the largest cities in the Midwest. There's so much to do in this beautiful city, so it's worth making the short trip over from the campground. The Gateway Arch is one of the most notable monuments in the US, and there is a museum on-site as well that celebrates the expansion of America. The Missouri Botanical Garden and Saint Louis Zoo are also popular places to explore. For something offbeat, visit the City Museum, an art installation and discovery center. Cherokee Street and The Ville are both vibrant neighborhoods where you can go to enjoy great food, shopping, live music, and nightlife.Beaver Dam State Park is also located just outside the small town of Carlinville. You'll find all the essentials you need during your camping trip here. There are multiple gas stations and grocery stores in town where you can fuel up and stock your RV rental. There are also plenty of dining options, including pizza, Mexican, hamburgers, and more. There are a movie theater and a bowling alley if you need some entertainment on a rainy day. Loveless Park is also a popular place in town for gentle hiking or just relaxing outside on a clear day.

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