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Chicago Northwest KOA

8404 South Union Road, Union, IL 60180
Chicago Northwest KOA
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the first KOA experience we have ever had and it was heads and tails above all of the campgrounds we have been to before. We stayed a week in one of the on-site trailers, and even though it was older, it was in excellent shape and clean. All of the grounds are very well kept and the owners... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family stayed here for 4 nights at a campsite with electricity. The kids loved the pool, the playground, the volleyball net, the basketball hoop, the face painting (on Saturday), and the candy hunt. I thought the bathroom was clean and the people who worked there were friendly. They have a posted list of things that they update and take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here while touring Chicago. We booked this campground over the Internet as we live 3000 km away. What a great place. Very clean sites and bathrooms and showers. Staff were very helpful and deliver your firewood if needed and fire pits do not cost extra $& like other koa. Train ride was just over a hour into downtown Chicago.

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SanDiego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is really a beautiful campground. It was very empty while I was there. We did have quite a bit of rain and the grounds were soaked. Camp Ground is one hour from Chicago and I was staying there visiting sites in Chicago. Everything is reached by toll road. I live in California so I didn't have the Ipass. It... More 

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Northwest KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please accept our apologies for the rain during your stay, it is just one of those things we cannot control. We do have some toll roads on the way to Chicago and we'll try to do a better job of letting people know they are there. We'll also pass... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Overall I was happy with this KOA, but it really wasn't a favorite spot of mine. We camp in a 36' travel trailer, so we don't really rough it. The spots themselves were fine, we got full hookups, and a pull through site. The sites were a little close together, and in general were pretty noisy. Most of the sites... More 

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Northwest KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review Lyle, and for staying with us during your recent visit to the Chicago area. We apologize for the rain during your stay and that you didn't have a chance to enjoy some of our activities as a result. We do hope you have a great summer and come see us again soon! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Sites are advertised as level and they are not. The site we were given was partly gravel, mostly mud. We had to put down a tarp to be able to avoid the mud. Yes, it was raining but there were several sites (we noticed after we set up) that had better drainage and no mud. The front desk was not... More 

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Northwest KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for staying with us during your recent visit to the area. We do our best to make sure all of our sites are level and we constantly work hard to make sure they are graded properly. We do apologize that you were not completely satisfied and would have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The grounds are very clean. Spaces are very close together. Just trying to cram as many RV's in as they can to make as much money as possible. They are extremely worried about money. Everything has a deposit. Paid before I ever got there...not a huge deal but from day 1 they wanted the 2nd months rent. Deposit for gate... More 

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Chicago Northwest KOA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for staying with us during your recent visit to the area. Please accept our apologies that you were not satisfied with your stay, we didn't hear anything negative from you while you were here or we would have done our best to fix it. We do have deposits... More 

Libertyville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

will be returning for sure. great family getaway. Sylvia is awesome! I didn't like a couple of things I didn't get at my favorite k o a . but they took note. I have to be honest I'm not your tip looking k o a customer and I can be kind of loud singing/music.. they got me a great cabin... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were going go stay here last year, but we're frighten off from the reviews. The new ownership has made many improvements, but has some way to go to live up to my KOA standards. The staff at the desk were extremely helpful, they gave us an escort to camp, easy directions to avoid Chicago and Ohare airport traffic and... More 

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Andreas, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My biggest complaint would probably be how tight it was. I have never stayed at another campground where they had to ask people to move their vehicles so they could get other campers in. The driveway is narrow, if someone else is going the other way, someone is going off the side. The sites are unlevel. It was clean for... More 

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