Evening Star Camping Resort

(35) Reviews

$37.00 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: 06/24/2022

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 $42.00 $274.00 Choose Your Site
Water and Electric $37.00 $234.00 Choose Your Site
Water/Electric Pool Side $39.00 $259.00 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

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.

Betty Crusen

We really enjoyed our stay at Evening Star. The pool was very nice. They were very accommodating and helpful. As I was leaving, I realized my step wouldn’t work. Kelly crawled under the RV, which has very limited clearance, and he did this in wet sand. He worked on it for over a half hour and was finally was able to fix it temporarily so I could drive home. I will definitely stay there again.

Tim Jacobs

I used to come to the campground years ago. Unfortunately,the facility is not what it once was. The condition of the restrooms and shower were less than desire able.The fishing pond could definitely use some rehab. It has turned into more of a full time trailer park than a camp ground. I take no pleasure in writing this as it is sad to see a place from my past in it's current state. Best of luck to the current owners ,you've got a lot of work ahead of you.

Charles Shaw

This campground is great. Very friendly staff.

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.