“Family owned and operated since 1986”
Looking for a quiet, relaxing camping experience? Come to Sycamore RV Resort, family owned and operated since 1986.
The was my first time at Sycamore RV Resort and probably my last. First of all you can’t find the place, no signs on the main street telling you that you are in the right place. The main road into the park looks like you are driving down an alley full of potholes. Then there is a bunch of stop signs and a big sign saying NO TRESPASSING, with a bunch of rules on it. It look as if you are driving into a PRISON CAMP or AREA 51. (NOT very inviting) I walked into office and met (as one reviewer put it), Mr and Mrs Hitler (not their real names). The reviewer hit the nail on the head. These owners were the most unfriendly RV Park owners I have ever met and I’ve been to a lot of park in the last 10 years. First Mrs Hitler started in on me because I’m checking to early, she says you know check-in is 3 PM and I have to charge you for early check in. I said no one told us that when we made the reservations, to which she said “it's on the your Confirmation Sheet”. Who reads the confirmation? I told her the Grand Kids were in a hurry to get to your wonderful park. I asked if I could park off to the side, out of the way until check in time. Her answer was “NO”. When Mr Hilter comes back from checking to see if my site was empty, he told me it was. Mrs Hitler tells him in a nasty tone of voice that she told us that we have to a pay a half day for coming in early. People we were only two hours early, is that a crime, I guess it was to the Hitlers. Mr Hitler then said to me did you unhook your car, I said no, well GO DO THAT RIGHT NOW. Mr Hitler acted like I should have known to do that before coming into the office. Nasty man.
This place has so many rules and regulations that it takes you a whole day to read them all.
I’ll will never go back and recommend that you pass on this one. The owners act like they are doing you a favor being there.
Worst campground we have ever stayed in. Dick, the owner, is like Hitler and runs the place like a military camp. If you want to relax and enjoy your camp weekend, this is NOT the place to go. If you like tight spots, listening to your next door neighbor's conversation while in your own area, and a lot of rules to follow, then this is the place for you! (Oh, that's if you even get a sheet telling you what the rules are!) No stars for Dick!
BTW - Rules are fine when they are met with a friendly attitude. Dick has nothing but a BAD attitude and has no business working with the public.
Besides being a beautiful park, this is as close as you can get to Chicagoland with a FHU RV park. I-88 to the city is nearby in DeKalb and the Metra is 20mins away in Elburn.
If there was nothing else its location would make it worthwhile.
This park features two small lakes, about a mile and a half around the two. Small boats are ok, fishing is catch and release. There is a big sandy beach on one lake with a buoy roped swim area. Also paddle-boats.
The owners have resisted putting camp sites around the lakes, most would have, the walks around the lakes are clear and improved and very pretty, with picnic tables, and flowers.
All the rv areas are level gravel with easy hookup to very convenient pedestals. All sites are back-in, end-to-end, but because the sites alternate, like a checker board, everyone has there own area. Each site has some shade, a picnic table, and fire ring.
The lack of grass at the individual sites is more than covered by the acres of beautiful green lawns. Always mowed and ready for a barefoot walk, because everyone picks up after their dog. The park is too beautiful not to!
The flowers and shrubbery are very professional. You'll find yourself just walking and asking, "What is this?" There is one walkway with different flowering shrubs on each side. All of this is kept clean, neat, and groomed every day.
There are permanent trailers that are used on the weekends and summer vacations, not so many permanent residents. All are well kept, with no permanent artifacts outside. Weekdays are very quiet.
There is no cable because Rockford and Chicago are very near. The Wi-Fi is by Tengointernet and free. Wi-Fi can slow down if the park is busy.
The bathrooms and showers are all-in-one style and very clean and comfortable.
The laundry seems pricey but note that the machines are front-loading commercial washers and dryers; fill them to the limits indicated. They do a good job.
The owners, Dale and Anita, have their home here at the park. It is a lovely home and all the park and campers spread out before them. We are camping on their front yard.
The owners are very proud of the park and work hard every day to keep their home clean and neat. To this end,there are rules. These rules ensure a clean, safe, and secure campground. All rules are printed on the welcoming brochure and there are none that I have not seen at other parks.
This is like an oasis, with all the large, old trees surrounding the property you wouldn't know a city was nearby. But it is and you can walk to town.
You will see Dale and Anita around all day because they live here too, and are your neighbors. We stay two months every year to make medical appointments and visit friends. We are full-timers now, but this area had been our home. We return yearly.
First of all the Owners are very very accommodating! The bathrooms and shower facility are second to none. And the view is perfect!
This is a beautiful RV park and the closest you'll find a "traditional" RV Park to Chicago and the NW Suburbs. There are approx 80 sites with full hook ups. Hook ups are close and very convenient.The sites and roads are gravel, all level and well drained. Expansive green lawns are all around with flowers, shrubbery, and landscaping. There are two spring fed lakes for fishing or small boating, one lake has a sand beach and swim area. Bathrooms are clean. The laundry has modern commercial washers and dryers. Wi-Fi is excellent. Though there is no cable but your antenna will get Chicago and/or Rockford. This is a quiet, and well maintained park, the owner lives on the grounds and takes great pride and interest in this family park.
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