How 52 Giant Holes Turned Into One Illinois’ Most Unique Campgrounds
When it comes to camping, what are some of the must-haves on your list?
My camping must-have list goes like this:
- Must have running water and a place to shower.
- Must have sleeping accommodations that do not require me to sleep on dirt.
- Must have entertainment amenities to choose from.
If you can't tell from that must-have list, I'm not much of a camper, I'm more of a glamper. Does that make me spoiled or prissy? Probably, but I'm just not a 'roughing it' kind of gal.
If you too like to pretend you're camping in the great outdoors but are really staying in a cabin on a campground with tons of things to do, then you HAVE to check out Giant Goose Ranch in Canton, Illinois.
What Makes Giant Goose Ranch So Special?
I discovered this unique Illinois campground thanks to an article at onlyinyourstate.com, and besides all the cool things you can do there, I was fascinated by how it got started. According to the article;
There are 52 named lakes and ponds on the property. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, this property was strip-mined which left deep holes.
So how do you take 52 giant holes and turn them into something fabulous? Fill the holes with water!
The Amenities of Giant Goose Ranch
Thanks to all the lakes and ponds of Giant Goose Ranch's property, this campground prides itself on great fishing for all ages and skill levels. Their website says;
The Giant Goose Ranch boasts the most diverse multi-species fishery in the entire nation!
Whether you are an Avid Fly-fisherman, Trophy Muskie Angler, Catch & Release Bass Master, on the quest for Boone 'n Crocket Panfish, or just simply want to spend time with your family fishing, we have a lake suited for you!
Besides great fishing, Giant Goose Ranch also offers swimming and pontoon rentals, and it is located near many fun attractions and restaurants in Canton, Illinois, so there are plenty of ways to keep your family entertained. (They even have farm animals!)
Accommodations at Giant Goose Ranch
Giant Goose Ranch has camping sites to rent for the week or weekend, but they also have many cabins, (many of them are lakefront), that you can stay in too. Heck, you can even buy a cabin of your very own!
Ready to plan your summer vacay at Giant Goose Ranch? Check out availability now at giantgooseranch.com, and make sure you check out all the great events they already have planned for this summer while you're on the website too.
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