Lena KOA

10982 US Highway 20 West

Lena, IL 61048

Reserve: 800-562-5361

Info: 815-369-2612

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 70' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/22 - 9/13)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)

Unique Amenities

  • ADA Family Restroom
  • ADA Kamping Kottage
  • Basketball
  • Fun Cycle Rentals ($)
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Horseshoes
  • Kamp K9
  • Large Playground
  • Planned Activities
  • Sand Volleyball

Campground Activities

Spring, Summer and Fall, there is always something fun to do at our Lena KOA. We have planned activities for children and adults alike that include games, crafts, ice cream socials, movies, wine tastings, live music and much more. Our themed weekend events begin in May and run throughout the rest of our season. Our friendly staff at the front desk can provide you with all the information about specific activities available during your stay.

2015 Themed Weekends Photo

2015 Themed Weekends

Click on the link for a listing of our Themed Weekends for 2015.  For any of our weekend activity schedules, click on the Events section for all the details.Download the details

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Jumbo Jumper Photo

Jumbo Jumper

What do you get when you cross a trampoline with a bounce castle? A jumbo jumper!   This safe activity provides hours of exercise and entertainment for the young and young at heart. Wristband purchase required ($).

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Ice Cream Socials Photo

Ice Cream Socials

I scream, you scream, we all scream for sundaes and root beer floats! Top your own sundaes as we'll serve up your favorite toppings such as chocolate syrup, whipped cream, nuts and more. Enjoy the chance to mingle with your fellow campers. ($)

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Group Campfires Photo

Group Campfires

When the sun goes down, group campfire time begins. Group campfire time brings lots of fun: toasting marshmallows, hot chocolate, cider, sing-a-longs and live entertainment.

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Pancake Breakfasts Photo

Pancake Breakfasts

At our pancake breakfasts, we serve up a scrumptious stack of pancakes hot off the griddle. We round out the meal with sausage links, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk and orange juice. ($)

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Campground Events

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July 2 - 6, 2015  July 4th Celebration Photo

July 2 - 6, 2015 July 4th Celebration

Jul 2 - 6, 2015

Show us your patriotic spirit by decorating your site in red, white and blue. We'll have activities throughout the weekend that include pool games, bingo, ice cream socials, "hey" ride and much more.   Pancake Breakfast on Sunday.Download the details

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July 10 - 12, 2015   Christmas In July Photo

July 10 - 12, 2015 Christmas In July

Jul 10 - 12, 2015

Ho, Ho, Ho, it's Christmas in July.  You can make Christmas ornaments with us at craft time, help us decorate the campground tree, and sing Christmas carols with Santa on the "Hey" Ride. Bring a white elephant gift to bingo and have some fun. We will also have an Ice Cream Social and prizes for the best decorated campsites. On Sunday morning, join us for our famous pancake breakfast.Download the details

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July 17 - 19, 2015     Games, Games, Games Weekend Photo

July 17 - 19, 2015 Games, Games, Games Weekend

Jul 17 - 19, 2015

Come join us this weekend for games, games and more games. We have Frank's Pranks here to lead our 8th annual Bean Bags tournament. When the games wind down and bragging rights have been established, join us for a singing "Hey" Ride and our Ice Cream Social. It's sure to be fun for the whole family.Download the details

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July 24 - 26, 2015   Waterworks Weekend Photo

July 24 - 26, 2015 Waterworks Weekend

Jul 24 - 26, 2015

It's the middle of summer and time for a Beach Party! Come join us for fun in the sun with a festive atmosphere. We'll play water and beach games, slip and slide jumping pillow, kids can make sand castles and much more. Don't forget about our "Wet Hey Ride".  If that won't cool you off, stop over to our Ice Cream Social.Download the details

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July 31 - August 2  2015   Music, Music, Music Photo

July 31 - August 2 2015 Music, Music, Music

Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015

We have a weekend of musical activities planned for the whole family. We'll get together any "Guitar Heros" in the campground to show us their skills on Friday night. On Saturday, get your toes tapping and dance the day and night away to some "Live" music. Join us for a special musical craft for the kids.Download the details

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Campground News

Lena KOA wins major award. Photo

Lena KOA wins major award.

The Lena KOA Campground has been awarded the 2015 KOA Founder's Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc. The KOA Founder's Award is KOA's highest service award and is given to those campgrounds that attain world class service scores from their camping guests.

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Lena KOA wins major award. Photo

Lena KOA wins major award.

The Lena KOA has been awarded the 2015 President's Award by Kampgrounds of America, Inc. The KOA President's Award is awarded to KOA's that meet exceptional quality standards and are recognized by their guests for outstanding service.

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Meet Your Hosts

The Long Family

"Our #1 priority is to provide the best camping experience possible. Our camping guests are treated like friends and family"


Joe and Diane Long purchased the Lena KOA campground in 2006. Prior to owning the campground, Joe was an administrator for a suburban park and recreation district and Diane was a practice manager for a very large software company. When they were searching for a campground to purchase, they were thrilled when the Lena KOA became available. The campground had long been a family favorite and was the "Perfect Fit".

Joe and Diane take pride in the campground cleanliness, the family-oriented nature of their KOA, and in providing campers with the best camping experience possible. "This is the kind of campground we want our campers to feel is worth making it back to again and again" said Joe. The returning campers attest to their excellent customer service. The Long family treats campers as they would like to be treated, like they are guests in our home.

In their spare time, Joe enjoys music and sports, while Diane dabbles into sewing, quilting and embroidery work. Their daughters Allie and Kaley enjoy the campground atmosphere and its recreational activities. They believe that the Lena KOA is a great place for kids to make friends.

Since Joe and Diane purchased the campground, they have been in the Top 10 KOA Kampgrounds based on Kamper Satisfaction Survey scores. In 2009, they were awarded KOA's "Rising Star" award and had the highest camper satisfaction score of any KOA.

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