KOA Benton

Brief History

KOA Benton is a “Journey” park in the KOA system of campgrounds. It’s 1.5 miles off exit 71 off interstate 57. The exact address for KOA Benton is:

1500 North DuQuoin Street
Benton, IL 62812

Basic Layout

This campground is made of 3 main sections and split by DuQuoin St. 2 of the 3 sections including the main office for this campground is on the east side of DuQuoin St. This is where you will check-in. This side is also the main part of the park. The west side of DuQuoin St houses a catch & release pond with paddle boat rentals, deluxe cabins, and a playground.

The Main Section

As you pull into the park, the office will be on your left side. Opposite the office is a large propane tank as they will refill your tanks, for a price of course…lol. On our visit we needed propane so when we checked in we asked about refills. They had someone there almost immediately and just added our fill to our reservation.

Attached to the office is the laundry room, restrooms/showers, snack shack, and pool. On your right, as you enter there are 7 back-in full hook-up sites that back up to a small creek. Behind the office, on the way to the back section, there is a small road on your left side. If you head down this road you have primitive tent sites on both sides. The road leads to a culdesac with a basketball court, cabins, and a shelter. Sites 34-40 back up to Sugar Creek.

The Back Section

The rear section of the park contains both pull-through & backup full hook-up sites. There are also 4 storage sites. Be aware that some of these pull-through sites are “buddy” sites. 18/19, 23/24, and 26/27/28 are some of those sites. We stayed on site 23. It was level and long enough for us not to have to unhook. Even though we were close to interstate 57 we did not have much road noise and were able to grab a great night’s sleep.

Let’s Head To The West Side

The west side…aka the quiet side, has a really nice catch and release pond. It’s also home to 10 back-in full hook-up sites. There is also 3 deluxe cabins, a group common area, restrooms & showers, and paddleboat rentals. There are also 4 primitive tent sites. 2 of them near the pond.

All RV sites have cable and the tent sites near the creek have water & electricity. This park also has tetherballs, horseshoe pits, and a dump station.

Date Of Stay: 11/2/21
Site#: 23
Our Cost: $45.40 (With Our KOA Value Card Discount)

General Information & Rules

KOA Benton Rules

Our Review Summary

KOA Benton

Overall Appearance
Big Rig Friendly
Restrooms/Showers
Staff Friendliness
Road Conditions
Site Size/Condition

Final Thoughts

We stayed here for one night on our way from Montana to Florida. We enjoyed our stay and had a quiet night’s sleep. Although this is a journey park it has enough activities where you may enjoy staying more than one night. If we were back in this area we would definitely stay here again.

4.3

Pros

  • Pull-Through Sites Available/Some Very Long
  • 30/50 Amp Sites Available
  • Tent Camping Available
  • Basic & Deluxe Cabins Available
  • Good Verizon Signal
  • Propane ($)
  • Dump Station
  • Pool
  • Catch & Release Pond
  • Laundry Facilities
  • RV Sites Have Cable
  • Outdoor Activities (Basketball, Horse Shoes, Tetherball…ETC)
  • Paddle Boats ($)
  • 2 Dog Parks

Cons

  • Some Pull-Through Sites Are “Buddy” Sites
  • WiFi Spotty
  • One Section Near The Interstate

Have You Been To This Campground? If So, Let Us Know How You Liked It In The Comments Below.

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