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Buena Vista Farms

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Playground by the basketball/dodgeball court

General

  • Spacious manicured park 15 minutes' drive from Jacksonville
  • Canoeing; paddleboating; manicure, pedicure, massages by appointment
  • Two fishing lakes filled with bluegill, bass, catfish and crappie

It sure is a beautiful view at Buena Vista Farms, a spacious manicured park among spectacular scenery in the north-west corner of Jacksonville, central Illinois.

The bars, restaurants, shops and attractions of downtown Jacksonville are 15 minutes away but out here you’re surrounded by creekside or woodland trails to wander or bike along. The park’s two private lakes cater both for folks who’d like to fish (for bass, catfish and bluegill) and those that favour paddling about in boats, canoes and kayaks. A sandy volleyball court and a basketball/dodgeball court are on hand for exercising your competitive streak and there’s a fab playground where the small sorts can scramble all over a ship and a castle.

Not looking your best self after all the outdoorsy activities? Nab a private shower room and book into the spa and salon for pre-party manicures, pedicures and relaxing massages.

Handy amenities at the campground include wifi, a bathhouse and a laundry room with coin-operated washing machines and tumble dryers.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • 1630 Old US Highway 67, Chapin, Illinois, USA, 62628
  • Timezone America/Chicago Central Daylight Time (GMT-05:00)   GPS 39.7584°N 90.3292°W

Directions


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Local attractions

Once you’ve wandered along the local trails, head off to Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, 40 minutes away, for longer hikes, mountain biking, horse riding and archery. As the name suggests, it’s also a super spot for fishing – largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill are among the critters that can be caught in these waters. For a wild swim, take the 5-minute drive to Jacksonville Lake.

Over in Jacksonville, 5 minutes away, architectural walking tours give glimpses into the area’s heritage, as do the exhibits at Prairieland Heritage Museum. To follow in famed footsteps, head to Springfield, 40 minutes away, for museums celebrating the life of local legend Abraham Lincoln, or Hannibal, an hour away, the site of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum.

Kids lacking in enthusiasm for historic attractions? Take them instead to Sky Zone Trampoline Park (35 minutes) or the rollercoasters and water rides of Knight's Action Park (40 minutes).

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  2 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  2 p.m.

Buena Vista Farms cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of US$40.00 (£31.09) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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