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Rantoul, IL to Straughn, IN

Friday 9/7/2012

New Lisbon Family Campground

Straughn, IN

Thursday morning, 9/6, we left Prairie Pines Campground in Rantoul, IL, and drove to New Lisbon Family Campground near Straughn, IN, a Passport America park.  It took us just over three hours to go about 180 miles.  We chose this campground because of the convenience of its location from I-70 and the nightly rate of $15.52 with the P.A. discount.  This park has many permanent sites.  After check-in, we were led through a wooded area full of permanents to an open field of pull-through sites situated in the center of the field.  All around the perimeter were more permanent sites, as well as along the pond.  The CG was quiet except for some highway noise from I-70.  The sites are long pull-through sites, but they’re a bit close together.  We had full hook-ups with 30 amp electric.  This was a good place for an overnight stop, and we’ll stop here again if in the area… and if the P.A. discount is still available.
Permanent sites around the perimeter of the field…
and in the woods.
Looks like they’re bussing them in! Rolling on the floor laughing
The pond and beach area.
I-70 truck traffic can be seen beyond the pond in all four pictures.  Here’s a view of our site from the beach…
and a couple other angles.
The sites are close together.
I don’t know why they put us right next to this motorhome, there were a number of empty sites to the west of us.Sad smile  There’s also a playground area, volleyball net, and basketball court…
and restrooms and a laundry room.
Today we hit the road again, heading to Ohio.
Smile Open-mouthed smile Smile Open-mouthed smile Smile


  1. Buzzing right along! I'm wondering too why they put you right next to another rig with so many spots empty..seems they do that in restaurants too!

  2. I always like checking out the permanent campers. you sure get to see some interesting stuff in some places:)

  3. Well at least it looks like the permanents are off in the distance. I always figure we can deal with anything for a night or 2...especially if the price is right :)

  4. Nice pictures of that converted school bus. Are you thinking of trading up to one for your next RV? ;c)