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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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Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
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Jason R wrote a review Jan 2021
Chicago, Illinois10 contributions4 helpful votes
Great place to camp or bring an RV. Nice little walking trail nearby with a short trip to Galena. Clean and nicely organized - every spot has a place for firewood. Jeff is very nice and friendly too. Nice place for quiet place to get away from the city.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Cindy P wrote a review Jul 2020
Taylor Ridge, Illinois15 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I will be going back. We are making this our go to campground when we need a relaxing weekend. It’s near a lot of amenities but is a great retreat away. The owners are awesome and keep the place spotless.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Lisa McCall wrote a review Jan 2020
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You won’t be disappointed! We camp here year round and are heading there as I type this. After hauling our trailer everywhere for a few years we’ve settled ourselves in at vel terra as seasonal/annual campers. No need to look for the next best campground anymore. It’s clean and extremely well maintained. The owners take great pride and it shows. Mature trees atop of rolling hills and valleys, it’s the most beautiful, hidden location that Illinois has to offer. WiFi is spotty but it’s camping and we’re there to disconnect anyways.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
MatthewdH wrote a review May 2019
Austin, Texas40 contributions49 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jeff B, General Manager at Vel Terra Campground
Responded May 22, 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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Brian R wrote a review Jul 2018
Iowa City, Iowa29 contributions21 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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 Jug's Main Street Tap, E-Town Coffee, and Woodbine Bend Golf Course & Restraunt.
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).