Lena KOA

10982 US Highway 20 West

Lena, IL 61048

Reserve: 800-562-5361

Info: 815-369-2612

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Camp for $10 on May 9!

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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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May 1 - 3, 2015   Mexican Fiesta Weekend Photo

May 1 - 3, 2015 Mexican Fiesta Weekend

May 1 - 3, 2015

You don't need to go south of the border for a good party. ,Come join us for our Mexican Fiesta Weekend. ,After this Fiesta, you'll need a Siesta. Activities will include a Taco Dinner, Pinata breaking and crafts. Adults and kids alike will enjoy this special spring celebration.Download the details

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May 8 - 10, 2015    Mother's Day and Care Camps Big Weekend Photo

May 8 - 10, 2015 Mother's Day and Care Camps Big Weekend

May 8 - 10, 2015

Come out and help Mom celebrate her special day. We'll have activities for mom and kids on Saturday and Sunday. We'll also be holding special fundraising activities for KOA Care Camps for children with cancer. Join us on Sunday morning for our delicious pancake breakfast. Pay for Friday night and get Saturday night for $10.Download the details

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May 15 - 17, 2015  Graduation Weekend Photo

May 15 - 17, 2015 Graduation Weekend

May 15 - 17, 2015

Graduates rejoice!  Join us for this fun-filled celebration for graduates young and old.  There will be a party hosted for one of our own, but we want to include all recent grads in the festivities.  Enjoy a live performance by Just For Kicks Band.Download the details

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May 22 - 25, 2015   Memorial Day Weekend Photo

May 22 - 25, 2015 Memorial Day Weekend

May 22 - 25, 2015

Come join us as we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday.  We will celebrate the start of the Summer Season by having pool games, bingo, group campfire, ice cream social, "hey" rides, pancake breakfast and more. Show your spirit by decorating your site in red, white and blue. Join us on Memorial Day morning for a special service.Download the details

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May 29 - 31, 2015    Western Weekend & Chili Cook-Off Photo

May 29 - 31, 2015 Western Weekend & Chili Cook-Off

May 29 - 31, 2015

It's Western Weekend so all you cowboys and cowgirls come on out and enjoy the fun! We're gonna have crazy rodeo games, gold rush & much more. Enjoy our "Hey" Ride and Ice Cream Social, we hear the ice cream is purdy good! Y'all just mosey on out to see us for some real western fun. We're also holdin' our 7th Annual "Chili Cook-Off". Contestants bring a crock pot of yer best chili to share. Our guests will decide who's made the best. Prizes will be awarded. Yee Haw!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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