General Campground Information

Motorized Vehicles

All unlicensed motorized vehicles/scooters/atv's are prohibited. Golf carts with a permit from the Lena KOA office are allowed. You MUST provide proof of insurance for your golf cart.  See office for details at check-in.

Photographing and Filming

While a guest at the campground, you may appear in pictures or film that may be used in advertising, news reporting, public relations or other activities regarding the campground. Reservations at the campground or a visitor's day use pass constitute your consent for Lena KOA to use any pictures or films it deems appropriate without payment, inspection or review.

Swimming Pool Hours - Rules

Pool hours are from 10 am to 8 pm. Everyone must have a wristband to enter the pool area. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Our rates on RV/Tent/Cabin sites includes 2 people only.  Additional adults/kids are $5.00/night.   No more than 6 persons per site are allowed.  Cabin occupancy varies and is clearly stated in our cabin descriptions.

Pet Policy

We do not allow pets in our Deluxe Lodges with Lofts, but we do allow them in our Camping Cabins and Deluxe Cabins, and of course they are welcome in all other sites. We do not allow Pit Bulls, Dobermans, or Rottweilers on our campground. Please clean up after your pets and keep them on a leash.

Alcohol Consumption and Use of Marijuana

We take pride in being a family friendly campground.  We feel that alcohol may be enjoyed at your campsite when drinking responsibly and in moderation.  Irresponsible or disruptive behavior will result in being asked to leave the campground without a refund.  Use of recreational marijuana by Illinois state law is prohibited anywhere that is accessible to the public.  Even though our campground is private property, the law restricts open use in areas where others may come in contact with it and especially near kids.  Therefore, use of marijuana is STRICTLY LIMITED to inside your unit only.  Smoking in general, including marijuana, cigarettes or vaping,  is STRICTLY PROHIBITED in any of our cabins or buildings.  In an effort to maintain a family friendly atmosphere, irresponsible or disruptive behavior will result in being asked to leave the campground without a refund.

Quiet Hours

10 pm - 7 am

Visitors Policy

Day visitors are welcome. All visitors must register at the front desk. The fee is $5.00 per person.

Fire Rings

Fire Rings are available on every site. Firewood is available for sale (Prices posted at kampstore) and is delivered to your site.

Store Hours

During our peak season (Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend) our store is open 9 am-10 pm on Fridays, 9 am -9 pm Saturdays and 9 am - 8 pm Sundays through Thursdays. For other times during the spring and fall seasons, hours will be posted at the general store.

Check-in/Check-out Times

Check-in for RV sites, Tent sites and TeePee sites is 1:00 PM. Check-in for all Cabins and Deluxe Cabins is 3 pm. Check-out or re-register by 12 Noon for RV, Tent and TeePee sites, Deluxe Patio Sites, Cabins and Deluxe Cabins by 11 am.

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 consistently been in the Top 10 KOA Kampgrounds based on Camper Net Promoter Scores. In 2009, they were awarded KOA's "Rising Star" award and had the highest camper satisfaction score of any KOA.