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Gun Creek Campground

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.IMG_0052We 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.IMG_0079

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!