Benton KOA Journey - RV Campground in Benton, IL
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Benton KOA Journey

1500 North DuQuoin Street Benton, IL
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Welcome to Benton KOA!

Easy, Convenient, Large Sites, Cable TV, Food Service.

With extra-long and wide pull-through RV sites, plus easy on and off the highway, a stay at this Journey KOA is all about convenience for the traveler. We are just 1 ½ miles off the highway at exit 71, so if you don't feel like cooking once you get here, there are many places to eat, ranging from independent local restaurants to major fast-food chains. Or, you don't have to unhook from your rig. Just settle in and have fresh, hot food from the snack shack delivered directly to your site. If you are looking for new things to do, we can give you plenty of ideas and choices.

Our park is located just two easy miles from the 19,000 acre Rend Lake (named the 7th Wonder of Illinois) - with an abundance of recreational activities for people of all ages, from boating and beaches to wildlife demos at the visitor's center. Our area of southern Illinois is known for great fishing, hunting, boating, and bird watching opportunities. If golf is your game, try one of the local courses. Their range in skill levels will challenge anyone from beginners to advanced players.

But wait, there's more! The choices do not stop here. Within minutes, you can be at one of several antique stores at the town square, tour our historic jail museum, or shop at the Artisans Shop and Art Gallery, which includes more than 25 categories of arts and crafts, representing the work of Illinois' finest artisans, all available for purchase. A short 15-20 minute drive from our park, you can watch minor league baseball being played in a new stadium home to southern Illinois' newest team, "The Miners." Attend an event at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, or go ATV-ing at Little Egypt Public OHV Recreational Area.

Still need more? For day trips, drive down to the Shawnee National Forest and hike at the Garden of the Gods for views you will never forget. Spend a day sampling the local wines or finding a unique antique as you follow the Southern Illinois Antique Trail.

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Cancelation Policy is:

If you need to cancel your reservation, you must call the campground before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Text and email notifications of cancellations are not acceptable. Not calling to cancel/no show will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit.

RV & Tent Sites: 48 hours cancellation notice is required. Notify your KOA by 4 p.m. two days before your scheduled arrival.     

Camping Cabins: 7 days cancellation notice required. Please notify your KOA one week before your scheduled arrival.     

Deluxe Cabins & Unique Accommodations: These units may have special deposit and cancellation requirements. Please check with your selected KOA campground location when making your reservations.             

Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.

Early Departure Refund Policy No refund due to weather at any time Monthly rentals no refund after 10 days

Deposits made for Special and holiday weekends (Memorial, 4TH, Labor day, Columbus Day, etc) will not be refunded.

Benton KOA Journey
1500 North DuQuoin Street Benton, IL

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