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Vel Terra Campground

1478 S Vel Terra Rd, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9430
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Nestled in one of the most beautiful areas of Northwestern Illinios - Jo Daviess County - Vel Terra Campground is surrounded by picturesque rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Take in tranquil sunsets and stargazing around the campfire for a relaxing evening. The ideal home away from home to explore all the tri-state area has to offer. Whether camping in a tent or looking for an RV site, Vel Terra Campground can meet your needs.
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Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
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My family and I have camped all over the US. Literally. We’ve been regularly disappointed by our camping options in Central and Northern Illinois, until we found this one. Jeff was an amazing host. The campground was well-wooded considering all the farmland around. We loved it and will be back.
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Response from Jeff B, General Manager at Vel Terra Campground
Responded May 21, 2019
Matthew, Thanks for the kind words. We’re trying to run a clean, little, family campground and feedback like yours helps keep us focused. Please come visit us anytime.
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This is a great campground for couples. It's located on a lovely farm, and the owner is super helpful. I've never been to a campground, public or private, with cleaner bathrooms and showers. It's probably not as good for kids since there is no pool or lake for swimming, but they do have a swing set and some lawn games. Would definitely stay here again.
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Perfect little retreat! Just close enough to Galena! Sites were private and large. Easy access. Bathrooms were spotless! Sharon the owner made us feel totally at home, we would definitely consider parking our RV here for a whole season. The views were amazing. NOT like a KOA site at all. So much better. I can't say enough good things about this place!!!!!!
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We recently stayed here for the weekend. Although we went to the area for a trip to Galena, the return to the campground at the end of a busy day of shopping and sightseeing was a great pleasure. The bathrooms were clean, the other occupants were very friendly and the ranch dog, Cowboy, was a lot of fun. The owner was always available, usually somewhere on the grounds doing work. I really liked the family feel. This place doesnt have the over-the-top amenities that make some campgrounds seem like noisy amusement parks. My children played on the swings, chased lightning bugs, played hide-and-seek, watched caterpillars,etc. They finished each day exhausted and fulfilled. If you are looking for a friendly, quiet, clean campground, where people respect the rules, and you can relax at the end of the day, this is a great place.
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Small quiet campground with horses and free firewood. Close to Galena/Apple Canyon/Mississippi Palisades, and no shortage of things to do. Camp was spotless clean including the cleanest bathrooms ever. Owner is attentive and checks in appropriately. We had a large group and it was great- campsites are arranged in groups. Recommend if youre in the area!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vel Terra Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Vel Terra Campground?
Nearby attractions include Elizabeth's Grand Antique Co. (4.6 miles), Apple River Fort (4.4 miles), and A Bushel And A Peck Country Store (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vel Terra Campground?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, kids activities, and a banquet room.
What food & drink options are available at Vel Terra Campground?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Vel Terra Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Welcome Inn, E-Town Coffee, and Jug's Main Street Tap.
Are pets allowed at Vel Terra Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Vel Terra Campground?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Apple River Fort (4.4 miles).