August 17, 2023
RV and camper parking is available at the upcoming Decatur, Ill., Farm Progress Show west of the showgrounds and north of Richland Community College. Parking is free, but no facilities are provided. The grounds open to camper and RV parking at noon Aug. 28. Follow signs and parking attendants to be directed to the appropriate area.
Other sites offer camping and RV parking. For more information, contact these campgrounds or businesses directly:
Decatur-Macon County Fairgrounds. About 10 minutes from the show; 25 RV sites with water and electricity for $25 per night. Call 217-875-0135.
Wilder Haven East. About four minutes from the show; RV sites for $25 per night offer water, sewer, trash, Direct TV, electricity and a pool. Call Christy or Jami at 217-877-9010 for a reservation.
Friends Creek Campground. About 20 minutes from the show at Cisco, Ill.; offers tent camping and RV sites — 26 with electricity and nine without — along with a dump station and shower house. Water is available. Electric sites are $20 per night; non-electric are $12 per night. Reserve your site by calling 217-423-7708. More information is at maconcountyconservation.org.
Clinton Lake. About 30 minutes from Decatur in DeWitt, Ill.; call Clinton Lake State Recreation Area, Mascoutin, at 217-935-8722 or see reserveamerica.com.
Weldon Springs. About 30 minutes from Decatur in Clinton, Ill. Call 217-935-2644 or visit reserveamerica.com.
Arrowhead Acres. Located in Clinton, Ill., about 30 minutes from show site; call 217-935-8442.
Lake Shelbyville area
About 45 minutes south of Decatur. Call 217-774-2244 or visit lakeshelbyville.com (click on “Recreation”). Options are:
Robin Hood Woods. Call 217-774-4222.
Whitetail Crossing. Call 217-774-3000.
State parks of Eagle Creek and Wolf Creek. Reserve sites at reserveamerica.com.
Federal parks of Bo Wood, Coon Creek, Lithia Springs, Lone Point and Opossum Creek. Call 877-444-6777 or visit recreation.gov.
About 50 minutes from the show. Go online to visitspringfieldillinois.com. The area offers camping at these facilities:
Double J Campground & RV Park. Call 217-483-9998.
Illinois State Fair Campgrounds. Call 217-524-9894.
Lincoln’s New Salem Campground. Call 217-632-4003.
Riverside Park Campground. 217-753-0630.
Sangchris Lake State Park. Call 217-498-9208.
Springfield KOA. Call 217-498-7002.
The 2023 Farm Progress Show is Aug. 29-31. Learn more at FarmProgressShow.com.
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