Prophetstown State Park
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: NA
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Excellent State Park – 3rd visit now
Most recent stay was June 6th 2017 ~ We camp in a Little Rig "Tear Drop” style RV only 15' long w/o toilet or shower ~ plus we like to eat outdoors using the picnic table and set up our dining canopy for sun and weather protection and thus rely on condition of campgrounds facilities and being nearby our site ~ so our critique is focused in that area
Liked our site #210, (electric only) was in newer section of park right next to restroom albeit it had no shade trees unlike the older section that did. Modern restroom/shower building; very roomy with ample # of stalls with full tiled walls was clean and well kept. Each stall had bench in changing area and ample hooks for towels and clothes. Nice conveniences but it would have been better if there were rubber floor mats as you exit shower to keep feet off wet floor. Communal sink area had shelves for toiletries beneath each mirror but no hooks for hand towels and no paper towels for cleanup after use leaving sinks somewhat messy.
Overall grounds were well cared for; grassy areas surrounded sites that were large and flat with gravel and level and good distance way from neighboring sites. Minimal vegetation between sites for privacy but time will tell. This state park gets a high rating and will return when in the area. Some other reviews give info about the area
Really nice and quet campground
Really nice and quet campground!
Peaceful and Tranquil
We loved staying at this park - exactly what we needed to relax for a bit.
There are two sections to the campground - the full hook-up sites which are tucked in amongst an old Christmas tree farm. They offer lots of shade and privacy, but are $26+ tax from Sun - Wed. We selected an electric only site, which don't offer much division between the sites - but they are well spaced out. Since there was hardly anyone there, we picked a nice site with a view of the field and enjoyed only paying $19/night. (Thurs-Sat nights the rates are a bit higher).
On top of the nightly fee, there's also a one-time park entrance fee of $8 for out of state folks.
The park is newer and very well maintained. There are lots of hiking trails accessible from the campground, and we enjoyed utilizing them. There's also some historical stuff to check out, including a working farm.
Both Verizon & AT&T had solid 4G service.
More on sites
We were there when a really heavy rain fell. Here are the sites that had at least 1/4 of the campsite flooded; it was still raining when we left, so I don't know how fast they drain.
Sites 103, 118,139, 145, 149,212, 222, 233, 235, 237, 241, 243, 245, 247, 249, and 259.
Prophetstown is not a 'real' town; it is a 1920's living history farm where the town used to be. The park has paved roads and paved bike paths. Lots of hiking paths, too. The sites are gravel and very level. Sites 1 through 199 are in the trees and have water, electric and sewer. The higher sites are in the open and have electric only. There are faucets scattered throughout that area. The advantage is that these sites are close to the shower house.
The park is open all year round, but during the winter (including March) there is a pit toilet.
Each site has a fire ring and a table. There are 2 hiking paths in the park as well.
If you go there, don't go to the address because that is the park office and it is not on a road in the park. Use the gps coordinates or check the instructions for getting there on their website. We got there by looking at the map on the office, which was closed (open 8:30 to 4)
This is a State Park. A very nice and new State Park. All the sites are like tucked away so you have some space. They are not all that big but just right. Very clean and well kept. Not a lot to do at the campground, but thats what I like, R & R. This is a great place to go and hang out.
Nice sites, boring park
The sites are large and well kept. The hookups are new and nice as well. The shower facility was great, and there are plenty of playgrounds and picnic areas. The hiking trails are boring and there is a working 1920's farm that you can visit. The camping is nice the park is boring.