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Rock Cut State Park Gears Up for Annual Camping Season After Substantial Improvement

Rock Cut State Park in Illinois is gearing up for the annual camping season, anticipating an increase in visitor numbers. Last year, approximately 30,000 campers visited the park.

According to its website, the park’s campground features 199 electric sites distributed across four areas—Prairie View, White Oak, Plum Grove, and Stag Horn—and 55 non-electric sites in the Hickory Hills area. 

The park, the largest state park in northern Illinois, offers a diverse range of activities, from hiking and biking to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Visitors can also enjoy the serene waters of the park’s two lakes, perfect for fishing and paddling.

This season is particularly notable following a substantial $4.5 million improvement project. The enhancements now allow visitors full access to the park’s facilities without the disruptions in previous years’ construction.

“Now the park patrons can go around the whole loop instead of having just come in through the Route 173 entrance,” Corey Skoumal, the site assistant superintendent, said, as quoted in a 13 Wrex news report.

Returning for their 17th season, veteran campground hosts Marcia and Gary Cook oversee the daily operations, which include registering new arrivals and maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the sites. The Cooks’ connection to Rock Cut began in 2006 when they first brought their motorhome to the park.

“We’ve met people from all over the world here, Australia, New Zealand, England… the head coach for the New York Giants,” Gary Cook said in the same report.

For campers, alcohol is prohibited in the park’s campground to maintain a family-friendly environment. Two shower houses with flush toilets are centrally located within the campground for camper convenience.

Campers can purchase firewood directly at the park and either completely burn it or leave any unused portions for the next visitors. Collecting fallen trees or firewood within the park is prohibited, and removing firewood from the premises is not allowed due to quarantine regulations, the park’s website indicates.

As the annual camping season ramps up, RV park and campground owners have an opportunity to enhance and prepare their facilities to attract and accommodate returning and new campers in Illinois. Drawing inspiration from Rock Cut State Park, which recently underwent an improvement project, owners can see the direct benefits of investing in their infrastructure. Such enhancements not only provide immediate customer satisfaction but also encourage positive reviews and increased bookings.

For more information, visit Rock State Park’s website at rockcutstatepark.net.

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Nolan Creek
Nolan Creek
April 26, 2024 4:50 pm

Don’t just count the trees, Rock Cut State Park is stepping up the camping game! With upgraded trails and snazzy facilities, it’s time to grab your gear and enjoy the great outdoors!

Vera Light
Vera Light
April 27, 2024 1:35 am

Did you hear the news about Rock Cut State Park? They’ve got new programs to learn about the park’s history! Plus, now you can reserve your campsite in advance. 🌲🏕️ What a great way to plan your trip and make the most of your visit!

dawnDarcy
dawnDarcy
April 27, 2024 4:17 am

Great news for all nature lovers heading to Rock Cut State Park this season! Can’t wait to join the wildlife tour with the friendly rangers for a chance to explore and spot some critters!

Heath Cliff
Heath Cliff
April 27, 2024 11:28 am
Reply to  dawnDarcy

I’m thrilled you’re excited about spotting critters! Remember to pack bug spray for the tour. Rock Cut State Park awaits your adventurous spirit this season!

Seth Peak
Seth Peak
April 27, 2024 6:32 am
Reply to  dawnDarcy

Absolutely pumped for the wildlife tour. it’s gonna be a blast! So much to see out there in the wild. Just remember to pack some bug spray and stay alert in the woods. Can’t wait for all the adventures awaiting us!

vintageVic
vintageVic
April 27, 2024 4:53 pm

Isn’t it cool how Rock Cut State Park has all these awesome upgrades and activities ready for campers? And those renovated restrooms are a game-changer! Just a tip: check the rules before you head out for a super smooth camping trip. Happy camping, fellow outdoor enthusiast!

Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor
April 27, 2024 6:57 pm

Can’t wait for the camping season at Rock Cut State Park! The recent improvements are top-notch, making all the facilities easily accessible. With Marcia and Gary Cook on board, you know you’re in good hands. Get ready for a fantastic time enjoying the great outdoors and all the fun activities!

SmilingSoul979
SmilingSoul979
April 27, 2024 8:32 pm

Isn’t Rock Cut State Park just a nature lover’s dream? The trails, lakes, and adventures are calling! After the upgrades and the TLC from Marcia and Gary, it’s not a trip. it’s an unforgettable experience that’ll have you eager for more.

Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright
April 28, 2024 12:24 am

Can’t wait to hit up Rock Cut State Park! It’s all geared up for campers, like it’s doing a happy dance. And hey, those squirrels? They’re too busy snacking on acorns to help pitch tents!

loneclan910
loneclan910
April 28, 2024 12:51 am

Guess what? Rock Cut State Park has added cool new upgrades for campers! Improved facilities, nature programs, and guided tours make it an even better spot to enjoy the outdoors.

Linda Harris
Linda Harris
April 28, 2024 7:01 am

Rock Cut State Park is all geared up for the camping season, and I must say, it’s going to be quite the adventure with all the nature and fun activities waiting for you. Make sure to check out the beautiful trails and fishing spots – it’s going to be awesome!

Erin Shade
Erin Shade
April 28, 2024 8:12 am

Isn’t it amazing how Rock Cut State Park has leveled up its game with upgraded trails and new programs? I think it’s fantastic for all campers to enjoy nature to the fullest!

mike1984
mike1984
April 28, 2024 10:06 am

Have you heard about the fantastic upgrades at Rock Cut State Park? They’ve spruced up the shower facilities and added more picnic spots for us campers. Plus, with nature programs led by experienced guides, it’s a great chance to really connect with the park’s natural beauty.

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