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Stephen A Forbes State Park

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Food is always very good, disappointed at one taken off the menu . But Food is always very good

Last time we went , found out the owner was shutting it down because of an Irate Game Warden... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2019
Sandy G
Farina, Illinois
Great place to enjoy Camping, Fishing, Hiking and the wildlife.

Forbes state park is truly a gem. This is a beautiful lake and has a wonderful marina, restaurant... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Scott S
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  • Terrible9%
Feb 20, 2019
“Food is always very good, disappointed at one taken off the menu . But Food is always very good”
Mar 31, 2019
“Leaky bucket closed and auctioned everything out.”
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Empty building, unless someone started another restaurant and doesn't advertise.. went to auction where they sold out wall to wall. Wasn't managed properly and priced themselves out of business..too high prices on the lake but wasn't good. Might be offered up for sale or lease???

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

Last time we went , found out the owner was shutting it down because of an Irate Game Warden causing problems with customers and her business . She was told too limit her business too now Motorcycle people . This is what I was told,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandy G
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Forbes state park is truly a gem. This is a beautiful lake and has a wonderful marina, restaurant, swimming beach, 2 campgrounds, great fishing and is one of the few State Park Lakes that allow water skiing. I went for the great tent camping which...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We walk around the dock, often you can see the Carp, and I have seen Turkeys in the fall, but besides great food walleye and catfish , their must be a thousand Humming birds , they have feeder's all around and Humming birds everywhere, fun...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Sandy G
Reviewed September 23, 2017

My wife and I just spent two nights here in what was a very nice shady campground with mostly level spots. Even though there were quite a few people camping it was nice and quiet. The campground is secluded and well away from any busy...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank bluegrassfan76
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We will definitely visit this campground again but will be better prepared. We encountered a few concerns but were able to adjust. We arrived after hours in the dark. The main building simply had hours posted but no after hours instructions. We moved on to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank S4603OEdawnw
Reviewed October 1, 2015

The campground has a nice remote setting near the lake. Camp sites are mostly spacious and on larger than average plots. The rest rooms sorely need updating and improved cleanliness, but are tolerable. Shade is available throughout. Very little light pollution, so good for stargazing.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Onewag01
Reviewed April 3, 2015

We go boating at Forbes all through out the summer, and we really enjoy eating at this place! Good food, nice facilities, and great view!

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank labailey09
Reviewed November 20, 2014

I grew up visiting the park and fishing around the lake. It's a wonderful place to visit off peak and see eagles and waterfowl undisturbed. And the deer might just try to make themselves sociable.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Short1977
Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great place to have a meal by the lake. The restaurant is in the Forbes State Park Marina and overlooks the lake. You can eat inside or out and they have a great Friday night fish fry. (all you can eat) They have a good...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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July 20, 2018|
Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The beach is open in the summer and is actually accessible at any time.
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February 25, 2018|
Response from Sandy G | Reviewed this property |
I cannot give you a good answer, been trying too find a open date too no avail. I guessing , sometime in March , depending on weather ...sorry , best I can do....
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