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

Listing Calendar
August 28 - 30, 2015   Mystery Whodunit Photo

August 28 - 30, 2015 Mystery Whodunit

Aug 28 - 30, 2015

Come help us "Crack The Case" at our 7th Annual Mystery Whodunit Weekend. During the day on Saturday, we'll have crafts, games, and a mystery scavenger hunt for the kids. We'll then host our "Hey" Ride and Ice Cream Social, then we'll all get together and help the authorities "Crack The Case".Download the details

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September 4 - 7, 2015     Labor Day Weekend Photo

September 4 - 7, 2015 Labor Day Weekend

Sep 4 - 7, 2015

It's time for our annual Labor Day Kids Carnival event to benefit KOA Care Camps. This weekend is packed full of fun activities for everyone in the family to enjoy. We will have Crafts, Kids Games, Bingo, "Hey" Rides and an Ice Cream Social, and a Karaoke Carnival, raffle and cake walk. On Sunday, we'll start the day with our Pancake Breakfast.  Not only is this weekend fun, our carnival and raffle proceeds go to help send kids with cancer to camp.Download the details

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September 11 - 13, 2015    Lena Fall Festival Weekend Photo

September 11 - 13, 2015 Lena Fall Festival Weekend

Sep 11 - 13, 2015

There is the 65th Annual Lena Fall Festival in downtown Lena on Friday and Saturday. Everyone is invited to join us in our KOA Wagon as we go through the wonderful parade. In the evening, we will enjoy an Ice Cream Social, "Hey" Ride and Group Campfire. Don't forget those swim suits, it's the last weekend of 2015 season to enjoy the pool.Download the details

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September 18 - 20, 2015   Customer & VKR Appreciation Photo

September 18 - 20, 2015 Customer & VKR Appreciation

Sep 18 - 20, 2015

We would like to say thanks to all of you who have camped with us this year. Anyone who has stayed with us for 2 or more nights in 2015, or any VKR member can stay Friday night and get Saturday night FREE! Let's take some time to give back to others and have some fun together. Kids will do crafts made from recycled items to help our environment. Adults will have a craft time too, a project benefiting a local charity. On Saturday night, we will have our annual and famous "Stone Soup" Dinner. Everyone contributes something to the big pot, then we all enjoy a great meal together.Download the details

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September 25 - 27, 2015   Wine & Cheese Weekend Photo

September 25 - 27, 2015 Wine & Cheese Weekend

Sep 25 - 27, 2015

During our Wine and Cheese Weekend, take some time and kick back to enjoy some of our favorite local wines. We will have a wine and cheese tasting that highlights our local cheeses and wines. As always, we'll have activities for the kids as well as our Ice Cream Social and "Hey" Ride.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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