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THOMSON CAUSEWAY, IL

Thomson Causeway provides the unique experience of island camping on the great Mississippi River and it's well worth a try! The western edge of the recreation area offers visitors an unobstructed view of the widest spot on the Upper Mississippi River Basin, 3.5 miles from shore-to-shore...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 25 2014   Season Dates

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  • All campers must register with the fee booth between 6-9pm on day of arrival
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  • "FIREWOOD ALERT" - Prevent the spread of EAB. All firewood originating from out-of-state or from a quarantined county is prohibited in this facility. Purchase firewood from a local vendor. Do Not bring firewood from home. Click www.missriver.org and click on the "Emerald Ash Borer Firewood Alert" picture/link for more information.
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
    Photos
    Photo: Causeway Fishing Photo: Opening Day Photo: Playground Photo: Ranger Photo: Trick or Treat in the park Photo: Potter's North
    Overview

    Overview

    Thomson Causeway provides the unique experience of island camping on the great Mississippi River and it's well worth a try!

    The western edge of the recreation area offers visitors an unobstructed view of the widest spot on the Upper Mississippi River Basin, 3.5 miles from shore-to-shore. Here, campers can enjoy memorable views of the river and the valley, and partake in plenty of great water activities.

    Natural Features:

    The campground is built mainly on an island in the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Slow moving water on the eastern edge of the main recreation area creates a rich environment in which wildlife and fish abound.

    Recreation:

    Popular activities include fishing, hiking, biking and boating. Common fish species include the channel catfish, bluegill, walleye and northern pike.

    The Central Trail section of the famous Mississippi River Trail passes beside the campground, offering visitors miles of walking and biking trails along the river bank.

    Facilities:

    Of the 81 reservable campsites, 76 have electric hookups and five are for tents only. Drinking water, an accessible flush toilet, shower house, pay phone and boat ramp are among the amenities available.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Head northbound along the river to see the Ayers Sand Prairie State Nature Preserve or the Mississippi Palisades State Park.

    Visit the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center and Fulton's Dutch Windmill. Or watch a minor league baseball game at the Clinton Lumberkings stadium.

    Booking Window

    GROUP PICNIC AREA

    Sat Sep 20 2014 - Fri Sep 18 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    STANDARD ELECTRIC

    Sun Sep 21 2014 - Wed Mar 18 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

    Sun Sep 21 2014 - Wed Mar 18 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri Apr 11 2014 Sat Oct 25 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Flush Toilets
    • Accessible Playground
    • Amphitheater
    • Biking
    • Boat Ramp
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Host
    • Hunting
    • Interpretive Trails
    • Pay Phone
    • Picnic Shelters
    • Pit Toilets
    • Playground
    • Self Pay Station
    • Showers
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Apr 11 2014 -
    Oct 25 2014
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $10.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$18.00
    GROUP PICNIC AREA $25.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    41.95167, -90.11083
    41°57'6"N, 90°6'39"W

    Take IL Route 84 to Thomson, Illinois. Turn west onto Main Street, then turn south onto Lewis Avenue.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    THOMSON CAUSEWAY
    PO Box 398
    THOMSON  IL  61285

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (815)259-3628