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Springcreek Campground

The Spring Creek Campground is located in the village of Montrose Illinois, just outside the city of Effingham Illinois. The property is mostly shaded by relatively large Lakewood trees which are native to the area. The owners, Bob and Norma, have lived on the property since the 1960s before the campgrounds were added to the land. Originally, the area was a farm, and the original structure, as well as some farm animals, still reside on the property. There are 25 campsites available on the property, as well as a pond that patrons of the establishment can fish at. The pond has bass, bluegill, and crawfish that guests may be able to catch. The campground is open from April 1 through the end of October. 


The Spring Creek Campground was built in 2006 and sits on the north side of a farm on the property. The farm is home to chickens as well as some cats that guests can see during their stay. The property itself has a walking path that wraps around the grounds that visitors to the land can use. Nearby the campsites there is a pavilion that has a relatively large fireplace. During the summer, weddings can take place in the pavilion that accommodates 200 to 300 guests. There is also a shower house that campers can use to clean off, as well as a bathroom on the premises. Close to the pavilion is playground equipment that visitors to the property can play on. The playground includes two different types of slides; a merry-go-round, and a play bridge for kids to walk on. 

In addition to the playground and pavilion amenities, there is also a pond on the property where guests who bring their own equipment can fish. In the pond is a variety of fish native to the area including bass, bluegill, crawfish, and sunfish. The owners hope that families who visit the Spring Creek Campground can create lasting fun family memories together. 

At the Spring Creek Campground, there are 25 campsites available for patrons to use. There are also hookups available for RV's and trailers. Each site comes with a fire pit and a picnic table. The owners ask that guests be respectful of other parties on the property. There is no set quiet time at the Spring Creek Campground, but the owners hope that campers will respect and try to be conscious of each other. The property allows smoking in the campsites and around the property, and the owners strive to provide an environment where all who stay feel welcomed. Pets are allowed to camp with their owners, as long as owners are aware and take steps to respect other guests. 


Visitors to the Spring Creek Campgrounds are mostly local to the area. There are also guests who are passing through the area on Interstate 70, which is very close to the property, that stop for the night to camp on the way to their destination. Many visitors to the property comment on the hospitality of the owners, as well as the cleanliness of the sites, the pond, and the location near the interstate. One camper said about the property that it is a  "small beautiful campground with just about everything you need. Warm showers and bathrooms. Playground for the kids and campfire pits. Caring people that were welcoming and caring." Others comment on the well-maintained landscaping and campsites. Another guest said "Well cared for grass and tons of big shade trees. The owners were super nice too. Pretty pond and boardwalk." 

Many of the campers who stay at the property are families on weekend trips. The owners strive to provide a family-friendly environment where kids can play and families can make memories. The property hosts two to three weddings each season, and over the year the owners have seen the couples who get married at the campgrounds come back and later with their families. The owners approximate that over 75% of their customers are repeat guests. Bob and Norma strive to get to know patrons and be seen on the property, as well as help out with anything campers may need. At the property, the owners strive to "just treat them like humans," referring to their guests. Many who stay at the property remark on the social atmosphere of the premises and the family feeling on the property. 

The Spring Creek Campground is located in Montrose, Illinois. The area is just off I-70, and near to the city of Effingham, Illinois. Many visitors to the property will stop by Effingham during their stay at the property. Some restaurants nearby the area that Bob would recommend are the Kountry Kitchen as well as Niemerg's Steakhouse.


The campground resides in the village of Montrose, Illinois. Montrose is home to just over 200 people and is located between the counties of Effingham and Cumberland. The land that now hosts the Spring Creek Campground was originally farmland owned by Bob and Norma Overbeck. In 2006, Bob was getting ready to retire and wanted to find a new hobby or job to do in his free time. Many friends of Bob and Norma that live in the area already used land on the property to fish and camp, and so Bob and Norma decided to convert a section of their property into campgrounds. The campgrounds have been open as a business for the past 16 years, and they sit behind the farm structure. 

The farm that still sits on the property has been run by Bob and Norma and their family members for many years. Built in 1969, the farm has been the home of many animals throughout the years, and still houses chickens and some cats. 

In order to create the camping sites for visitors, Bob and Norma had to clear multiple trees from the land, as well as create a road for cars to be able to drive up near the sites and a parking lot. They had to remove relatively large rocks from the area where the campgrounds now sit as well. Bob and Norma have no plans at this time to renovate or add to the property. They want to keep the property small to keep the overall atmosphere of the campgrounds. 

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81 County Rd 500 E
Montrose, Illinois
United States




Bob and Norma Overbeck

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