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nice place for a walk about trip

nice place to do a walk about and see nature.on a nice warm autumn day. good place to take... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
John V
Great place to take it all in

Rock cut was awesome, I made a day out of it, and took my dog up for a nice hike. The trails were... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Kelli C
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Scenic park of 3,092 acres that offers many recreational options such as camping, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.
7223 West Lane Road, Loves Park, IL 61011
+1 815-885-3311
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

nice place to do a walk about and see nature.on a nice warm autumn day. good place to take pictures of the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John V
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Rock cut was awesome, I made a day out of it, and took my dog up for a nice hike. The trails were awesome, it's easy to get turned around, so bring a friend and a phone!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kelli C
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Awesome camping facilities for both RVs and tenters. Clean and well maintained. Lots to offer for all; fishing, hiking, canoeing, bird watching. When tenting at Hickory Hills sites be aware that others may not respect your site boundaries and overlap onto your site, sometimes egregiously....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gerald K
Reviewed 4 September 2018

My extended family camps together for Labor Day every year. This was our first time camping in the State of Illinois, so I did my due diligence and called the Illinois DNR to check on the rules for their state campgrounds. I explained we would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hunley34
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A beautiful park with lots to do--have been camping here for years. This last time we tent camped and had an enjoyable time. Large spots with room for 2 tents and a screen house. Some other campers did not respect the 10 PM to 7...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Denise H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I go to Rock Cut a few times a year. It is close to my house. It is very relaxing even though sometimes you are able to hear the traffic on I 90. But if you are able to find a bench to sit next...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carla H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We needed a overnight camping spot and found this just off the interstate. You can’t make reservations within 3 days of your stay so we called the office at 4 pm and they said they had empty sites and we decided to chance it. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We took our 40 foot 5th wheel out to Rock Cut last week. I thought the park itself was very boring without much natural beauty. If you are taking out a bigger rig, I'd avoid this place. The sites are very close together and there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank attorney67
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Very friendly campground- plenty of campsites to choose from. We stayed in the 500 block which is far more wooded (and probably mosquito friendly also) which is a lot more private. Slow camping traffic and decent camp store. Breakfast at the cafe cheap and decent....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank captkerr
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I'd love to explore Rock Cut a bit more next time, but for my first visit I was taken to the lake and did some walking around just to enjoy the outdoor scenery. It was a really peaceful place and I can't wait to go...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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29 August 2018|
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Response from Carla H | Reviewed this property |
Check with the main office. If there is no one in the campsite next to you, you would be able to park your car there but most definitely check with the main office first. The camp grounds aren't as busy in August best time... More
25 July 2018|
Response from Beejaycee67 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry but I can’t answer that. We stayed at a hotel outside the park. Check out their website and perhaps you will find the info there. It’s a really great park.
23 April 2018|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
True, the Gate closes for security reasons and you cannot drive out of or back into campsites. If you get carried away at nearby bar and forget, you will only be able to park outside gate and have to walk to your campsite in... More