Monday, May 20, 2013

Prairie Pines

Rantoul, IL.

71 deg. clear, South wind @ 12 mph.
Forecast = Today: Partly cloudy with isolated storms. Highs around 90°F. Heat index around 99°F. South wind 11 to 18 MPH, gusting to 24 MPH. Chance of precipitation near 50%.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Lows around 70°F. South wind 10 to 15 MPH.

As most of you know, we're at the Prairie Pines Campground here in Rantoul, IL. Prairie Pines is a city park on the property that once was once was a Mobile Home park on the Chanute Air Force Base which was closed and turned over to the city of Rantoul in September of 1993.  Being that all the utilities were in place, it was a fairly simple matter to convert the Mobile Home park to a Campground. 

The streets are paved with curbs and parking areas for each site.

There's quite a bit of shade, but if you have satellite, there are sites where it's not a problem to get a signal. 

As you drive into the park, you'll see Paul and Louise's, (the CG hosts), trailer off to the left, with the office just beyond in the next site. 

Off to the right and across from Paul and Louise's trailer is the bath house / laundry building, which was re-sided this spring. 

As you can see above, most sites have a sidewalk from the street to a small cement patio with a picnic table. Some sites also have a fire ring, but not all.

Oh, and I think that almost all of the sites are pull-through and most of the sites can accommodate any size RV.  

Jim and Linda have been coming to this park since the 90's. It's a nice quiet park with friendly people and very friendly, helpful, campground hosts. Many, many RVers stop by here every year on their way South for the winter or North for the summer. There's also those who stop by to just kick back and relax for awhile in a great country setting. : )

So, if you're in the Central Illinois area, stop by for awhile. If you stay for a week, you'll get 2 nights free!!!

Did you know that Chanute Field, (renamed Chanute Air Force Base in 1948), was established on 21 May 1917, being one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entry into World War I?


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