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A great place to find deals on a crock-pot (if you don't own one already) is yard sales. There are people out there who own a crock-pot and just don't understand how wonderful and useful a crock-pot can be, so they're almost giving them away.

Lundeen's Landing
(309) 781-9766
East Moline, IL
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Play Equipment, Volleyball, Sports Field

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Illinois Beach State Park
(847) 662-6433
Zion, IL
Campground Availability
15-May thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Evening Star Camping Resort
(309) 562-7590
Topeka, IL
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field

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Marshall State Fish & Wildlife Area
(309) 246-8351
Lacon, IL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area
(217) 442-4915
Oakwood, IL
Campground Availability
May thru Nov
Services
Non Flush
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Canoeing, River Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Channahon State Park
(815) 467-4271
Channahon, IL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Canoeing, River Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Dixon Springs State Park
(618) 949-3394
Golconda, IL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Basins, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pool, Playground, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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KOA-St. Louis Area
(800) KOA-5861
Granite City, IL
Campground Availability
15-Mar thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Mallard Bend Campground & RV Park
(815) 496-2496
Sheridan, IL
Campground Availability
1-May thru 8-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Float Trips, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, REC Open to Public

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Ramsey Lake State Park
(618) 423-2215
Ramsey, IL
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Camping With Your Crock Pot

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January 24, 2010 by Denise N. Crew · 4 Comments  

chili in the crock pot

I must admit I have a bit of a crock pot obsession. I’ve got three of them and I still don’t have my “dream” crock pot (Yes, I’m cool like that, I dream of crock pots). I’ve got a 5-quart pot for the camper, a 6-quart pot for the house and a 2-quart pot that goes between the house and the camper.

I know some of the cooks complain about not actually getting a break when they’re camping with the family, because there’s still the cooking and cleaning for all the meals, but my crock pot really seems to cut down on a lot of that. I use the crock-pot bags by Reynolds to make clean up easy. Toss your meal into the crock-pot bag and your good to go. The meal cooks it’s self while you’re out enjoying your vacation with your family. When you’re done eating, just take the bag out and toss it. If by chance there’s leftovers, you can store them in the bag in a container in the fridge.

I know you’re thinking, but I don’t want a pot roast while camping, well that’s ok, because you can cook just about anything in the crock-pot. For summer trips I make North Carolina pork BBQ, taco meat or sloppy joes ahead of time and then just pop them in after lunch. In the spring and fall chili, stew or baked potato soup all make the camper smell wonderful and take the chill off when it’s time for dinner. I guess if you really wanted to, you could even do the pot roast, but my guys might not want to take all that time to eat when there so many are adventures to be had.

Now if you want a quick lunch just put the hot dogs in the 2-quart pot w/ a bottle of BBQ sauce on low after breakfast and you’ll be good to go for a quick lunch after a morning of exploring/fishing/playing.

A great place to find deals on a crock-pot (if you don’t own one already) is yard sales. There are people out there who own a crock-pot and just don’t understand how wonderful and useful a crock-pot can be, so they’re almost giving them...

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