Evening Star Camping Resort

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23049 US Highway 136, Topeka, IL, 61567

Evening Star Camping Resort is located in the beautiful town of Topeka, Illinois and is a great spot for a fun and relaxing small town vacation. Campers can look forward to plenty of wide open spaces for exploring, hiking, biking, sunset viewing and stargazing. Plus, tons of opportunities for onsite fun like swimming, horseshoes, fire truck rides, basketball, pool, hay rides and themed weekends and activities. Look forward to kids' activities like tie dyeing, talent competitions, and even poker runs, auto races, golf cart games, haunted houses and harvest potlucks. Just beyond the campground are a number of great local attractions, including: the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery, Chatauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Brown's Oakridge Zoo, New Salem Village and the Spring Lake Fish and Wildlife Area. Amenities at the park include: full water and electric hookup sites along with tent sites, a snack bar, ice and wood sales, locally grown produce, camping supplies, gas, laundry facilities, a dump station and pavilion. Hope to see you at the Evening Star Camping Resort for your next camping trip!




Last Updated: 06/18/2021

RV Sites

RV sites feature a snack bar, ice and wood sales, locally grown produce, camping supplies, gas, laundry facilities, a dump station, and a pavilion.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Full Hook-Up $35.00 $225.00 Choose Your Site
Water and Electric $30.00 $185.00 Choose Your Site
Water/Electric Pool Side $32.00 $210.00 Choose Your Site
Tent Sites

Tent sites feature easy access to onsite facilities like a snack bar, ice and wood sales, locally grown produce, camping supplies, gas, laundry facilities, a dump station, and a pavilion.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Primitive Tent $25.00 $165.00 Choose Your Site

Pet Policy

Must keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up behind them.

Dump Station

Laundry Facilities

Propane Refilling Station

Water Hookups

23049 US Highway 136, Topeka, IL, 61567
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Sections L, S & P are 30/50 amp and have electric, water and sewer hook up.

Looking for fun activities just beyond the campground? Here are some camper favorites!

- The Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery

- Chatauqua National Wildlife Refuge

- Brown's Oakridge Zoo

- New Salem Village

- The Spring Lake Fish and Wildlife Area. 

Overall Rating: 3.4

Kianna Lavely

My group was not happy with our stay. The office/ store smelled very bad. You could smell it before you walked in. We didn’t shower the 2 days we were there because the showered were nasty. We tent camped and all of the areas for tents were cover in any hills. We ended up with tons of ants on our tent. Unfortunately I only looked at pictures and didn’t read the reviews of this camp ground. The extra activities they have were ran down and not taken care of. There ended up not being much to do. Also the store I guess doesn’t have any set hours during the week so if we need something we’d have to go the the office and see if anyone was there is not we’d have to call them and sit around and wait until they had time to get up to the office.

Donna Schisler

The setting was nice, with good places to park our RVs. There is a nice park for the children and a pool. A little disgusted by the pen there for goats. Not well kept and almost entirely sand. Very sad state to keep animals

Lori Wagenbach

Looks like they are making improvements. It would be nice if the store was open. Very well maintained.

Gary Pelech

Too many permanent site, bathrooms disgusting. Store aways closed

Danyle Watkins

Seems like a nice place, they have something going on every weekend. Only downside is that there are lots of people, close together and lots of dogs. During the week it is really quiet.

Christina Myers

This campgrounds has so much potential! IF things were changed. The sites were not marked, just sand/grass spots, if it wasn't for the power boxes you were at a loss. Narrow roads, people parking vehicles, trailers and golf carts all over the place. Also needs rock on the roads. Plenty of trees and space, bathhouse could use a fresh coat of paint, and better shower heads. Like I said nice place, just needs better managed, and updated. We might come back.

John Doe

Not the friendliest of hosts or staff. The staff did not follow Illinois Covid-19 guidelines. Most sites had been converted to seasonal-- More than shared on their website. Sad, as it rappeares to be an rv trailer park. Polarity reversed on 50 amp sites...plug in at own risk. Sites were overlapping. Got to know your neighbors. Purchased wood and was told it would be delivered to our campsite. Several hours later, called the office and was told they had gotten busy and we should come get it ourselves. Okay. No problem. Oh wait...thry had no firewood prepared for sale. Had to wait for a handyman to come a split the wood. Very unorganized. We tried it, as it was local. Will not be returning.

Marianne Sutton

Had a good time for St. Jude all day at the campground on Saturday. Very nice and Clean. Dog/kid friendly. Always a fun time.

Joy Terry

Took my 3 children and my 2 small grandsons and we all enjoyed ourselfs.they kids loved the pool,4th of july golf cart parade and the fire truck ride the next morning.there is plenty of things to keep everyone busy.the staff was always kind and friendly.we have a calender of the themed weekends and are already planning more trips.

Grelon Williams

we love the place this was our 2nd time staying their and it was memorial day weekend. the camp sites aren't well defined so when it's crowded it is pretty much a free for all trying to get to your hook ups. but fun place we will be back.

Kathi Simpson

I do not understand the good reviews for this campground. First our campsite. we went to dinner on our first night ,when we got back there was another group of campers right behind us leaving us no place to park our car. My husband went to the restroom at the campground he walked in and back out. When he got back to the RV his clothes smelled so bad ( once again from just walking in and right back out) he had to take a shower ,and his clothes had to stay outside. A friend of our was playing at the pavilion we went to hear him .On our way back we were screamed at by one of the seasonal people for walking by there campsite. We did not walk through their site just by it. We belong to a group of TIFFIN /NEWMAR OWNERS. All of which had camped there in the past with the old owners. All had similar experiences with the new owners. So not only will we not be coming back but none of our group approx 20 RVs will not be back.

Damian Larson

We always enjoy coming here, great atmosphere and activities. They seem to have water issues at times when busy but overall a great place to camp!

Jennifer Ford

Great place and people. The pool was amazing. Fun activities. Nice campsites. Wonderful shade trees. People managing the campgrounds are polite, fun, and made our family feel welcomed. Our dog had a blast. The pond was her favorite walk around spot. The frogs around it were funny and neat. The goats were the same. Overall I am impressed and happy with this camping destination. We look forward to future stays.

David Cook

Fun place. Great pool.

Sarah Gleason

We had a great time swimming and tent camping. All the great things you’d want while camping. Great scenery, stars and fireflies. Thanks so much!

Brenda Brammer

Had a wonderful time over Memorial Day weekend. We had 5 campsites and all were nice and roomy. The kids loved the planned activities. There was plenty to do for the kids as well as adults. The tie-dye was great and so was the entertainment, especially the Stone Cold Cowboy's band on Sunday night. This was our second time here and have already booked for July 4th and Labor Day. the staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

Cathy Clark

It was the most unorganized campground I have ever been too. The sewer was full, no water and if you had water it was brown. You were packed in like sardines. I highly doubt we will go back. Over and double booked.

Brandi Overturf

Wonderful hospitality and beautiful view of the stars at night. We only stayed one night but would definitely stop again if we were in the area

Teresa Hovasse

We showed up to camp the weekend of Oct 13th in our tent. My kids were so excited about the halloween costume contest, and all the extra activites they had planned. When we showed up the lady at front desk wasn’t the friendliest, but that’s ok. She told us the bathrooms were broke where the tent site was that we were camping at, but they were upgrading us. That sounded fine except the spot we were upgraded to was surrounded by campers and facing the highway. Where are the trees?! There wasn’t even a fire ring for us. Looked like there had been one at some point. Everything looked run down. It just wasn’t a pretty piece of property at all! The website was very misleading. The putt putt golf course was in bad condition. The 2 pool tables and the air hockey table were covered with junk items as storage tables, so unusable. The place was just very dated. As for activies that she had said were on going on when we got there at that time..like pumpkin decorating... No-one was at either pavilion. We drove around the campsite a couple times thinking this place has got to be better and it just wasn’t! :( We asked for a full refund, they said yes if we call back the following Monday the manager would refund our full amount. Talked with a gentlemen who was very nice that Monday and I didn’t have to explain anything and he said “oh...yes I remember and I don’t blame you at all with the bathrooms being out and the spot where we placed you at.” He just wasn’t sure how to do the refund and said the manger would contact me. The manager kept our deposit and only issued a partial refund. $40 is a lot for a tent site not counting $8 extra in cash I paid for for electric(got the $8 back), so we paid $25 with $15 not be refunded as told. Just absurd all the way around.

Gregory Whited

Good time great people. Our dog Chopper won 1st place in there costume contest lots of activity’s plenty of space between sites already planning to return 👍🏼