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Thomson Causeway Recreation Area

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Great park Great price

We just spent 6 days at Thomson Causeway Clean restrooms , sites are level with concrete pads... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Steven S
Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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Great campground

Wooded park on banks of MS River shallows. Main channel is way out past some islands. Sites are all... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Little Rock, Arkansas
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2017 Lewis Ave, Thomson, IL 61285-8520
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We just spent 6 days at Thomson Causeway Clean restrooms , sites are level with concrete pads , electric , grill , ,picnic table , fire pits and very quiet Well maintained with good paved roads , pavilion,and only $10 / night with geezer pass...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Wooded park on banks of MS River shallows. Main channel is way out past some islands. Sites are all level & concrete. We had 50 amp Electric in site 126 at end of loop. Private. Backs up to woods with MS River view. Nice living...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rver_AR
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We reserved the Thomson Causeway Stone Picnic Shelter in advance for day use overlooking the Mississippi river for a 50-Year Class Reunion. The nice 3'x3' grill on-site with an adjustable grate, 12 picnic tables, electrical outlets for fans and food warmers, nearby water faucet and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The campground itself is very well maintained, as all the COE’s are. Nice shower houses. Sites are paved & pretty level. HOWEVER, the mosquitos are horrendous. We couldn’t open our door w/o being swarmed. The river is too shallow to put anything but a kayak...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank nerorulz
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Came for a weekend ended up staying a week. Clean restrooms and showers. Most site are very level and paved. The Mississippi is 3 miles wide at this point so it looks like a lake. The channel is on the Iowa side tho so watching...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank W6194SHrobertb
Reviewed 23 March 2017

It has been a great place to go in the past with accommodations on a lake of the Mississippi backed up behind Clinton, Iowa. There is a picnic shelter we use right on the shore of the river. It has table and a fire place.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Bill B
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is great campground. We have a 26 foot travel trailer and we stayed at site #41. The site itself was a little short for a 26 foot trailer and pick up truck, but what a nice place to camp. This site is on the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank William H
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a week in the middle of September. A few helpful points- Reserve a head of time. If you want great views of the river stay on the sites on the outer east section. Bring plenty of bug spray! You can make a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ALauritz
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This campground was well maintained. Camp hosts are friendly and informative. Great opportunity for bird watching right on the Mississippi River. We saw over 20 species of birds, including a bald eagle. The sunsets over the Mississippi are also spectacular. The campground was pretty full,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Linda R
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stayed at site #40 on the river and it was nice. There are so many different species of wild life to watch and you can fish or kayak right from your campsite. Even though the sites appear to be close together in this area,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank trailtraveler7312
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patricia k
25 April 2017|
Response from Kurt G |
$20 per night
Linda R
12 July 2016|
Response from Frances C |
No swimming
6 September 2015|
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Response from Julianne M | Reviewed this property |
I believe so in new areas not sure about original park