Evening Star Camping Resort

(47) Reviews

$43.00 USD per night, starting at.

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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: 03/28/2024

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 $54.00 $295.00 $600.00 See More Choose Your Site
Water and Electric $43.00 $251.00 $600.00 See More Choose Your Site
Water/Electric Pool Side $46.00 $283.00 $600.00 See More 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 $36.00 $225.00 Choose Your Site

There are NO weekly rates.

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Cabins $80.00 Choose Your Site

Pet Policy

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

Laundry Facilities

Water Hookups

Propane Refilling Station

Dump Station

23049 US Highway 136, Topeka, IL, 61567
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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: 3.6

William Hurckes

Overall, we had a nice visit. I was extremely disappointed in the firewood we purchased. We purchased a "bucket" at $40 dollars. What was delivered was mainly 2 foot long, 4 x 4 post scraps. They didn't even fit in the fire ring. Made having an evening fire extremely frustrating.

Steffanie Richardson

Spacious spots, lots of trees, nice pool, fun activities!

Randy griffin

It really enjoys, relax, nice place n enjoy swimming pool also peaceful


Great place. Sites were nice. Activities were fun.

Campground Response

Thank you Melinda for the review :) Very glad to hear you had a great experience here at Evening Star. Hope to see you back soon!


Great place. Sies were nice.

Christina Devlin

Arrive before dark. There was no one at the office to help us locate our spot and it is very dark. Once we found our spot, we figured out our hook ups were on the opposite side. Other campers said they had the same issue and had to move spots. It was very unorganized. Once we figured everything out things were great! Just highly recommend not getting there after dark.

Campground Response

Hey Christina! We are very glad to hear your difficulties on arrival did not impact the rest of your stay and hope you decide to join us again. If those after dark confusions do arise in the future, please give our onsite manager a call with the number provided outside the front office. Our manager and staff will be glad to help :)

Gary Hurley

Overall our stay was pleasant, bathrooms were clean, and staff was very nice. On Saturday night a seasonal camper was playing music too loud. We were located across the field from the seasonal site and found hard to have a conversation over the music. Some of the music played wasn't kid friendly. We have visited this campground for many years, but likely not return in the future.

Linda Dirksen

Our first time here was a great experience. The grandkids had so much fun. One suggestion.....the pavilion could really use a power wash. The kids game were here and the evening DJ. The pavement and tables had lots of bird poop. No other issues.

Campground Response

Thanks Linda for taking your time to review our campground. It was great to hear your family enjoyed their stay. We are working with our maintenance staff on the cleaning of the pavilion for future use. We look forward to you and your family camping with us again. Thanks

Sharon Bargmann

Too close together, but it was fun. We enjoyed the live music on Saturday night.

Scott Angelo

Had a great time was there for the st Jude’s charity event June 9th. The staff were friendly and helpful all weekend. Lot of things going on that day had our granddaughter with us and she really enjoyed the water slide. My wife Participated in the bags tournament and had a great time. Will definitely come back soon.

Deena Woodall

Amenities were nice, green grass campsites with working water, electricity, and sewer however the shower house was absolutely disgusting. It was not maintained at all and considering the daily rate, was disappointed in the lack of staff and friendly service. The swimming pool was nice but many toilets by the pool were out of order. The lack of communication from the campsite was also very poor. The website states they will respond in 72 hours and when we requested a spot 6 MONTHS in advance (we wanted to be there during the July 4th week), we had to call (don’t bother, no one answers the phone and you can’t leave messages because it voicemail is full). We had to email several times ONE MONTH later!!!!! That was so frustrating, no explanation, no communication whatsoever. Since we were there to see family, the location was a major consideration. The campsite could easily manage this problems with improved communication and invest some money into staff that maintain the facilities. The resort has many full time campers so maybe they don’t worry about the occasional weekend campers.

Charmin Hibberd

My grandkids love going to Evening Star Campground, the pool is fun, there are lots of kids to play with and have cool music playing on the weekends they can dance to all night long. Thanks Janet for another great experience, can't wait to come back soon!

Gidget Mills

Very disappointed!! It was Memorial Day weekend. They didn’t have the swimming pool open. Had some lame excuse. It was my daughter and son and their family’s all camping together. We were looking forward to going swimming. The pond that was supposedly stocked a week ago had no fish. No one was catching anything. The night crawlers they sold us at the store were frozen. The one and only good thing was the actual people that stayed there in the campground. They were so helpful. Also, being with family.

Robb Lagaisse

Very friendly and easy to get in and out

Grelon Williams

We have stayed here before and I don’t recall having water pressure issues but, the governors on the water spigot only allowed a half turn which made for very limited pressure. We ran the water internally, unacceptable.

Shelby Pirtle

First time camping for my husband and I since we were kids. We did tent camping and LOVED every day of it. Was easy to book through RoverPass and no issues at all. They have every you need if you forget something!! Will be back with the kids!!!!

David Fleming

Expected alot better. Wish both bathrooms were taken care of like the one's by the swimming pool.

Jessica Booker

We had a great time during the water war weekend. Some mix up with camp sites but its worked itself out! We will be back next year

Ken Goodwin

Nice campground. Great people to work with. Nice neighbors.

Hans Heilke

Nice people and very nice rv park. Had good neighbors as well.