This is our second CoE campground in a week and I think we might have found some new favs! This campground is one of several situated on Rend Lake, IL; there is also North and South Sandusky, South Marcum, and Wayne Fitzgerald State Park. (Note: North Marcum is day use only.) Gun Creek includes 50 amp, water and sewer hookups at paved sites with small gravel picnic areas, and fire rings.We picked site #23 and had this great view from the front of our coach! They have walking, bike and horse trails around the lake. There is also a nice golf course at Rend Lake; sadly, I sprained my ankle in Tennessee and could not play. There are several boat ramps and apparently good fishing here.
We took some time to explore around the area. Benton, IL is just south of Gun Creek, and the home of the Cozy Table Cafe, they have a great breakfast! Sesser is just east of Gun Creek and Burton’s Cafe is there. We love fried chicken and home cooking; Burton’s is all that and more! A fried chicken dinner for me included 2 thighs and one drumstick with two sides – I chose mashed potatoes with brown gravy and black eyed peas) and sweet tea! Barry had the white meat plate that came with 2 breasts and a wing! This is a comfy little diner that takes pride in the offerings, especially the fresh baked pies! Coconut creme was good, cherry was better!
All-in-all, Gun Creek is a wonderful, quiet, pet and family friendly campground at a great price. The park is not lit up at night and the stars shine down brightly. We will definitely return!