Thursday, August 20, 2015

Double J Campground, August 13 to August 20, 2015

Rating: 4 on a scale of 5

Location: The campground is located 10-12 miles south of the state capitol, Springfield, IL. All of the attractions we wanted to see while visiting this area were located there, so this location was perfect. We visited the Lincoln sights (Museum/Library, Tomb/Oak Ridge Cemetery, and National Historic Site of the Lincoln Home), the Dana-Thomas House (by Frank Lloyd Wright), and the Illinois State Fair. It was very convenient to hop onto or off of I-55 from the campground. After all, it is located on the famous and historic Route 66.

Lot size: We had a pull-though site that accommodated our tow dolly and Mini Countryman. There was adequate space between us and our neighbors. A picnic table and fire ring was provided at each site.

Amenities: We enjoyed the wide open spaces here where there is a playground, croquet court, basketball court, horseshoes, horseshoes, mini golf, dog walk areas, cable TV (about 12 channels), and wifi (adequate).

The swimming pool was great for cooling off during the hot weather.

The laundry room is quite small with 3 washers/dryers, but adquate for our needs during our one week stay. The washers cost only $1.50 and $2 for the dryers. It and the bathrooms are in a basement and also serve as a storm shelter.

I also took advantage of their book exchange, trading in two books and taking two. Firewood is sold at the office $6/bag and propane can also be purchased on site.

Cost:  $250

Management: The owners of this place are very accommodating and run a great campground. Everything is very well maintained and the folks in the office are friendly and helpful.

General Comments: We very much enjoyed our stay here. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area.


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