Fox Ridge State Park RV & Campground Guide


Fox Ridge State Park in Charleston, Illinois, is a great park to visit if you’re into bird-watching or you love being surrounded by wildflowers in varying colors. You can enjoy the wooded valleys and ridges as you stroll through the scenic trails. In all, there are 2,064 acres of forestry in this park. If you really want to soak in the rustic surroundings, reserve one of the 40 on-site campsites or two cabins. The closest cities to Charleston are Ashmore and Lerna, which are about 6 and 9 miles away, respectively.

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Spring 44-66 F
Summer 63-83 F
Fall 57-79 F
Winter 25-40 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Fox Ridge State Park

If you want to enjoy the beauty of east-central Illinois in comfort, get a trailer or motorhome for your journey. Traveling and visiting various campgrounds in an RV is an adventure you won’t want to miss out on. You can find plenty of RV rentals on RVshare

Parkview RV Park

Located in Tuscola, Illinois, Parkview RV Park offers campers free water, electricity, and sewer hookups. Additionally, dumpsters are available. The RV park is open year-round and offers rates starting at $25 to $30 for daily and $150 for weekly. If you’re having so much fun in Tuscola and you plan to stay for a bit, monthly rates are $550.

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Free water, electricity, sewage

  • Dumpster on-site

Camp Lakewood Campground

Camp Lakewood Campground is an RV park that is great for kids. Children can spend time playing at the playground or swimming at the on-site lake. Daily rates at this RV park are affordable, beginning at $50 a night. Besides RVs, there are several on-site cabins available as well as tent sites. When you’re in the mood for fishing, Lake Pauline is a great location to catch bass. Boats on the lake only have a 5-mph limit, so be mindful of your speed. Campers can grab a quick drink or two at the lounge where there is a full bar setup. Additionally, there is no need to travel off-site for a grocery run as Camp Lakewood runs its own general store.

  • Grill

  • Dump station

  • Playground

  • On-site store

  • Lounge

  • 30- to 50-amp electric

  • Fresh water

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Fox Ridge State Park

Inside Fox Ridge State Park

If you enjoy the feel of being deep in the woods, Fox Ridge State Park is an ideal destination. Because it's such a large park, the hiking trails offer a lot of variety. Visitors can climb the steps at Eagle’s Nest, which offers a view of the river. Ridge Lake, which is right in the middle of the park, is stocked with bluegill, largemouth bass, and channel catfish. Additionally, about 1,129 acres of Fox Ridge State Park are set aside for hunters.

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How to Get to
Fox Ridge State Park

If you are driving on Route 157, you’ll need to take Exit 190, Charleston Mattoon. Continue driving east toward Charleston on Route 16. You'll then go south on Route 130 for about 6 miles. The park will be on your right-hand side. 

Entering Fox Ridge State Park

The park hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Fox Ridge State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Fox Ridge State Park?

Fox Ridge State Park contains a medium-sized campground with 43 designated RV campsites. All of the sites are equipped with electrical hookups, and the campground also has shared water and a dump station.

What is the climate of Fox Ridge State Park?

The climate of Fox Ridge State Park is relatively moderate. The summer temperatures hover between 63 and 87 degrees Fahrenheit, and the winter temperatures are between 19 and 41 degrees. There's a bit of snowfall during winter and occasional rain throughout the year.

What is the best time of year to visit Fox Ridge State Park?

As long as you visit between May and September, you should find pleasant conditions at Fox Ridge State Park. You may see some rain, but the weather should be warm enough for comfortable outdoor recreation.

Are pets allowed at Fox Ridge State Park?

Pets are welcome at the park, and there are multiple trails that are perfect for dogs. However, all pets in the park need to be kept on short leashes and watched over consistently.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Fox Ridge State Park?

While exploring the park's trails, you might see various birds and other wildlife. The most common species in the area are deer, foxes, squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, wild turkeys, hawks, owls, quail, pheasants, and turkey vultures.