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    Riverside Park Campground is located on the north side of Springfield, IL, about 4 miles from downtown.

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    It was a hot (95 degrees) summer day in September when we were passing through Springfield, so we were looking for a place with electric hookups and some shade. We found both here. Although most of the sites are quite sunny, we were lucky to find site 82 with a large tree to provide some welcome shade.

    Date of visit: Sept 2013

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    The gravel roads through the campground seem to have no rhyme or reason; they meander here and there, and are easy to confuse in some spots with the pull-through sites. These are sites 84-87.

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    Site 68 is a large, open site.

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    Sites 56-59 are quite sunny.

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    There are three campground loops at Riverside. sites 56-87 are in the furthest loop. Sites 45-55, shown here, are in the second loop.

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    Here is the first loop, with sites 33-44.

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    Near the office is a row of narrow sites, 21-32, each very close to its neighbor. BTW, I never found sites 1-20.

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    Sites 60-62.

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    Sites 78-82.

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    There are two bathhouses, both in the third loop. They were rather spartan, but adequately clean. In one, the shower room was boarded up.

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    In the middle of the third loop is this brick tower (chimney? kiln?) with what appears to be the remains of a Aermotor windmill on top

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    Near the entrance to the park is this BMX course. Fortunately, from a noise perspective, it's not too close to the campground.


    87 sites, 75 with 30A/water hookups, $25

    12 tent sites, $15

    Dump station, showers

     Coordinates: 39.857843 N, 89.621483 W

    Elevation: 587'

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