If you are looking for a unique camping trip, look no further than the Thomson Causeway in Thomson, Illinois. Situated on the Mississippi River, you will get to experience island camping that is unlike anything you have ever seen. With 125 reservable campsites, it is a large camping site that can accommodate both tent and RV campers. There are only five camping sites that don't have electric hookups and are reserved for tents. There are flush toilet restrooms and showers in the campgrounds here. Drinking water stations provide fresh water for guests of the campgrounds.
Built mainly on an island in the river, this campground is home to wildlife and fish. The water on the eastern edge of the island's main recreation area makes it possible for wildlife to get access to the island.
Since the camping area is located so close to the Mississippi River, it is a popular spot for fishing and boating. Channel catfish, walleye, northern pike, and bluegill are all common catches in the river. In addition to fishing and boating, there are hiking and biking trails throughout the campgrounds. Many guests like to have access to the boat ramp, which makes it really easy to take a boat out on the lake.
Visitors enjoy making the short trip north up the river to visit the Ayers Sand Prairie State Nature Preserve and the Mississippi Palisades State Park, both of which are popular tourist destinations in the area.
Dogs are allowed at Thomson Causeway as long as they are kept on a leash at all times. Pet owners should be cautious near the water, as not all dogs are comfortable swimming. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Dogs should never be left unattended in the campgrounds. Any aggressive or disruptive dogs may be asked to leave the campgrounds.