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Benton KOA Journey

1500 N Du Quoin St, Benton, Illinois 62812-1091 USA

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“just two easy miles from Rend Lake”

Welcome to Benton KOA!Easy, Convenient, Large Sites, Cable TV, Food Service.With extra-long and wide pull-through RV sites, plus easy on and off the highway, a stay at this Journey KOA is all about convenience for the traveler. We are just 1 ½ miles off the highway at exit 71, so if you don't feel like cooking once you get here, there are many places to eat, ranging from independent local restaurants to major fast-food chains. Or, you don't have to unhook from your rig. Just settle in and have fresh, hot food from the snack shack delivered directly to your site. If you are looking for new things to do, we can give you plenty of ideas and choices.Our park is located just two easy miles from the 19,000 acre Rend Lake (named the 7th Wonder of Illinois) - with an abundance of recreational activities for people of all ages, from boating and beaches to wildlife demos at the visitor's center. Our area of southern Illinois is known for great fishing, hunting, boating, and bird watching opportunities. If golf is your game, try one of the local courses. Their range in skill levels will challenge anyone from beginners to advanced players.But wait, there's more! The choices do not stop here. Within minutes, you can be at one of several antique stores at the town square, tour our historic jail museum, or shop at the Artisans Shop and Art Gallery, which includes more than 25 categories of arts and crafts, representing the work of Illinois' finest artisans, all available for purchase. A short 15-20 minute drive from our park, you can watch minor league baseball being played in a new stadium home to southern Illinois' newest team, "The Miners." Attend an event at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, or go ATV-ing at Little Egypt Public OHV Recreational Area.Still need more? For day trips, drive down to the Shawnee National Forest and hike at the Garden of the Gods for views you will never forget. Spend a day sampling the local wines or finding a unique antique as you follow the Southern Illinois Antique Trail.Stay with us and see the improvements we have made!

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  • 27 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
June 02, 2018
Rated 5.0

The Benton KOA is pretty nice, very clean with long, spacious, pull-through sites available. Double check your route with Apple Maps, Google Maps or even a paper map - I have no idea where the RV GPS was going to take me. No need to unhook tonight. Sites have a fire ring, picnic table and BBQ. There is nice partial shade but this affected my Dish. No worries, they have a 60-channel cable line-up. I chose just to use OTA and got 13 hi-def channels which is good enough for over-night. Although there is a "green buffer" between the park and I-57 there is some road noice. I can't hear it inside the house and its not enough to bother me if I were sitting outside - but, some people get pretty bothered. The wifi is really good as is my Version signal. The park has a nice looking pool as well as a good children's playground, catch and release fishing pond and enclosed dog park.
Laundry, showers, bathrooms available but can't comment. They also also a delivery menu - I had a pulled smoked chicken sandwich basket with onion rings and a 4-piece chicken strip - $13.05 - I spent more at McDonald's the other day. It was pretty darn good and they deliver to your site.
Only saw a small portion of Benton as we drove through but seemed like a clean city with lots of dining options. Also saw a sign for the "antique district."
This KOA would be good for a few days or excellent over-night. the rate for a pull-through, 50-amp full-hook-up was $43.20

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 01, 2017
Rated 4.0

Very nice work-camper couple. Store is full of useful items, and they have a menu of food to offer, too.

Camp site was nice, even for off season end of March.

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  • 7 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0

Clean, clean, clean! Lots of grass, trees, and fire flies. Nice pool for the kids!

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August 01, 2015
Rated 2.0

We stayed for one night on the trailer that they had onsite. After staying the previous night at a nice KOA, we were very disappointed. The trailer was very dated, the mattresses were very uncomfortable and the trailer smelled of smoke, despite being a nonsmoking cabin. I will say that the cabin was reasonably clean. In fairness we weren't there very long, but we won't go back there ever.

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Benton KOA Journey

1500 N Du Quoin St
Benton, Illinois
62812-1091 USA
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