General Campground Information

Cancellation Guidelines

Campground Cancellation Guideline: This Kampgrounds of America (KOA) location has enhanced its health and safety measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to better protect you, other campers, visitors and our staff. An inherent risk of exposure to this highly contagious virus exists in any public place where people may gather. You must follow all posted rules and instructions concerning the COVID-19 virus while you are at this KOA campground. This KOA campground may have limited access to certain amenities in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please call the campground to discuss specific limitations. By entering this KOA campground, you voluntarily assume all risks of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Please help our campers enjoy this campground experience and the outdoors by adhering to all posted and supplied COVID-19 virus rules and instructions. To guarantee your campsite, a deposit equal to at least your first night will be charged to your credit card at the time you make your reservation. Make your online reservations anytime, day or night, at You'll receive a confirmation email from the campground once you complete your reservation. Need to Cancel? If you need to cancel your reservation, please call 800-562-3890 before the deadlines listed below to receive your deposit refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee. Text and email notifications of cancellations are not acceptable. Reservations made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in forfeiture of all deposits.
  • 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.
  • Holidays and special events may have special deposit and/or cancellation requirements. Special conditions may apply during high-demand periods and special events. Please check with your selected KOA for details.

Check in/ check out times

Check in is at 2PM
Check out is at 11AM

Pavillion Rentals available for private occasions

Contact us 309 239 2267 for rates and availability

Pool Hours/Rules

Pool hours 10am - Dusk
Anyone under 16 must be with an adult
Please no pets in the pool area
No food or drinks inside the fence area
Swim Diapers MUST be worn by infants/toddlers who are not yet potty-trained

Visitor policy

Visitors may visit -not stay or use the pool. They must register at office for a parking pass and instructions.

Disc golf

Disc golf is free. Bring your own or we have discs for sale in our store.

Jumping pad

Jumping pad is fun for all ages!
Please remove shoes and enjoy! 
Open weekends (Fri-Sun) only from 10:00am-dusk

Quiet hours

Quiet hours are from 10PM - 8AM
All children 16 and under must be at their campsite by 9PM
Children under 12 must be supervised at all times

Fishing Pond

Bring your rod and reel---
Our fishing pond is CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY
Please respect the natural environment where they live

Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails are for everyone
Dogs are allowed but please pick up after them!

Pool Policy

ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS may use the pool.
Overcrowded pool area will force management to close it for everyone.
There are picnic tables along side outside pool fenced area for all eating and drinking.

Firewood Policy

To prevent the spread of harmful forest pests, the state of Illinois has laws prohibiting the movement of firewood across their borders

For more information: Illinois - Don't Move Firewood

Meet Your Hosts

Welcome to our happy place! Home away from home!

Born and raised on the East Coast, I spent my young adult life in New York & Miami. I recently relocated here from Denver, CO, where I lived previously for 10-years.
I am a proud father of 2 amazing sons. My son, Austin, is a consultant for a large Chicago accounting firm. My son, Blake, is a biomedical graduate degree from Vanderbilt University and currently pursuing his PhD at Harvard.
I had a rewarding career as a life insurance agent for 30-years. I enjoyed teaching my clients how to use this as a vehicle for tax-free retirement. I sold my insurance practice in 2009 and quickly realized I was not ready to retire. With a new passion and my love for camping, I decided to invest in the future of this beloved campground and its deeply rooted 50-year history.
It has been my honor to embrace the stories of our returning guests. It is a privilege to be part of this happy place where generations of guests return each season to make wonderful memories. My staff and I are happy to be your hosts. Thank you for choosing Galesburg East KOA!