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Kamper Kompanion

Kamper Kompanion RV Park is located in Litchfield, Illinois. There are a total of 45 sites available, with 29 being RV spaces and 16 serving as tent campsites. The RV units are separated into three categories: Standard, Deluxe, and Premium. Regardless of which type of site is chosen, each space is pull-through and has a gravel pad and full hookups. Other buildings that guests can access on the premises include two public restrooms with showers, laundry facilities, and a main office. A popular nearby attraction is Lake Lou Yager, according to Brandon, one of the RV park’s owners. Lake Lou Yager has opportunities for running, hiking, biking, or horse riding along a trail network next to the lake. There are also options for fishing, boating, and swimming at the dedicated swimming beach. Guests who have stayed at the property note that it is easy to access from the highway and that the park is kept clean by its staff.


Next to Highway 55 in Litchfield, Illinois, is the Kamper Kompanion RV Park. A total of 29 RV sites are available for guest reservation, with an additional 16 sites designated for free-range tent camping. The RV spaces are divided into three categories, namely Standard, Deluxe, and Premium, with each category building on the amenities of the one before. All sites are flat, gravel, and pull-through spaces, and every site has full hookups and soon will have access to the park’s hi speed WiFi. Deluxe sites also feature a grassy area with a picnic table and fire ring separating it from the other units. Those staying in the Premium space can utilize a private gazebo or an over sized lot at their leisure.

Two public restrooms with showers and laundry facilities can be accessed at any time by guests at the RV park. Other places where visitors can congregate include a public fire pit, the on-site office, and the dog park for those with pets. Another activity available to patrons is the use of the property’s horseshoe pit. The owners plan to add more amenities and on-site activities in the future.

A popular attraction nearby Kamper Kompanion RV Park is Lake Lou Yager, where guests can swim, fish, boat, and participate in other aquatic activities. Trails also run around the lake, where people can trail run, hike, and bike. The Shoal Creek Nature Conservation Area on the southern end of Lake Lou Yager contains many of these trails as well as direct lake access. Throughout the year, the lake will also host various events, such as bike rallies and car shows. As travelers venture along Route 66, they have the opportunity to explore a variety of local attractions such as Litchfield and Carlinville. Additionally, visitors in the vicinity can also enjoy the Saint Louis Arch, a symbol of the city's heritage, and delve into the array of Lincoln-related sites in Springfield, which provide insight into the life and legacy of the U.S. president. Within the town of Litchfield, one can find other notable attractions, such as the Litchfield Skyview Drive-In movie theater, Walton Lake, and Litchfield Country Club, with the latter featuring a nine-hole golf course. Those seeking local dining options are often recommended by the owners to visit Jubelt’s Bakery and Restaurant, The Ariston Cafe, and Nancy’s, among others, for lunch or dinner.


Kamper Kompanion is known for its relatively easy access for those traveling along Highway 55. Specifically, he describes the park as being in a “sweet spot” between many major cities that one can reach traveling along the highway, with the closest being St. Louis and other further locations being Chicago and Kansas City, among others. Because many of the guests who stay at the park are passing through, they offer flexibility with check-in and check-out times for those who may arrive or need to leave outside of normal office hours. Brandon, along with his wife and another owner of the park, LaRee, will interact with those staying with them as much as the guests would like.

When describing the atmosphere of the RV park, Brandon says they strive to create a family-friendly environment. The park is open year-round and is typically busiest with families and senior couples in the summer. Some policies have been put into place that patrons are asked to follow during their stay in order to help foster the “low-key, quiet, and calm” atmosphere Brandon wants for the RV park. Some of the most important ones include no smoking in any of the buildings, and if you have a pet, it is always on a leash (excluding when at the dog park) and is cleaned up after. A quiet time also begins at 9:00 PM and is in effect until the next morning.

A number of positive reviews have been left about Kamper Kompanion RV Park, with many appreciating its cleanliness and the hospitality of the staff. One person said, “The park lived up to our expectations. The sites are large, with nicely leveled gravel surfaces. The 50-amp power, water, and sewer all worked without issue.” Other guests reiterate the ease of access to the park’s location, with one person stating that it was “located conveniently off the highway.” They went on to say that they enjoyed the customer service provided to them by the owners.


The Kamper Kompanion RV Park originally started in the 1970s with a combination of mobile homes and RV spaces. Over time, the property became an RV park strictly, and the mobile homes were removed. With that being said, some of the original foundations from these mobile homes can still be seen in the grass around the property. A number of owners have owned the park since it first opened, with the current owners, Brandon and LaRee Palmer, having purchased it in 2022. They co-own the business with Brandon’s parents, who initially called him and told him about the park when it was for sale. He says that “the more I looked into it, the more fun the [hospitality] industry seemed,” and he decided that he wanted to buy the property.

Since they took over last year, there have been a number of changes that the current owners have made. One of the largest projects they completed was winterizing all of the pipes at each of the RV sites, so those with the appropriate hook-ups could utilize them regardless of the time of year. Some of the things they hope to accomplish soon include adding a small store to the main office, installing a pickleball court where the horseshoe pit currently sits, adding glamping cabins and more Premium sites in addition to the one they offer currently.

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18388 E Frontage Rd
Litchfield, Illinois 62056
United States




Brandon and LaRee Palmer, Marty and Dorthy Palmer

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