Land Of Goshen

Space for 1 Rig
Any size
3 nights maximum

Notice Required
3 days
1 month max
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 50 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area
  • No donation requested for hookups


Our property is on 10 acres just on the outskirts of Eldorado, a small town of about 4,000 people in southern Illinois. Garden of The Gods and the Shawnee National Forest are just 30 minutes away.

There is a Verizon cell tower approximately 2 blocks from our property. You will have very good cell phone signal. We offer 30amp and 50amp and Water.

House Rules

• Text or Call one hour prior to arrival.
• Please arrive before dark.
• No smoking on the property.

Access Road Conditions

moderately easy access, need to be able to back into spot.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

plenty of space for any tow vehicle right next to your Rig


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Eldorado, IL, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

• Eldorado bike path is only 2 blocks away (part of the Tunnel Hill Trail Park system)

• Garden of The Gods

• Shawnee National Forest

• Pounds Hollow Recreation Area

• Crab Orchard Lake

• Glen O. Jones Lake

• Rend Lake

• Horse Back Riding

• Tunnel Hill Bike Trail

• Old Shawneetown (home of the historic oldest bank in Illinois)

• Pioneer Village Museum, Harrisburg

• Eldorado History Museum

• several Wineries in the area

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Member Since
August 31, 2019
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References for Land of Goshen


July 2021

Slice of Heaven in Illinois

My family and I stayed at Land of Goshen for our first ever boondocking experience. We could not have asked for a better, more patient, and more gracious host. Words can’t describe how wonderful the host was and all he did for us—especially after our day did not go as planned and we arrived much later than anybody would have preferred. The property is beautiful, peaceful, and serene. Both the kids and the dogs loved it (especially the fireflies)! Can’t recommend this location and host enough!


June 2021

Wonderful stop!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Steve and his family. He helped us get parked, set up our rig and supplied electric and water. After we were settled we joined them on the porch for a great conversation. All in all, our favorite stay so far. We enjoyed it so much, we’re going to stop on our way back home!


June 2021

Great spot

S is a great host. He assisted us with our set up and we had the opportunity to spend time talking and had great conversations.


May 2021

Lovely Place!

I loved it here, it was very quant! The host was very friendly and helpful


May 2021

Great experience

Had relaxing stay and good conversation with host Steve. Will stay in touch with him to stay next time we are through the area.


May 2021

Cozy hideaway

Steve was great. Friendly, responded quickly. Greeted us upon arrival, helped guide us in and made sure we had everything we needed. We planned to visit Garden of the Gods and he had many suggestions on places to visit. Be sure to follow Steve’s instructions on how to approach his property, once there look for a black mailbox, a long driveway with a beautiful blue home at the top of the hill. One tip, when you follow Steve’s instructions you will pass a farm coop just before you get to his house where you can purchase gas for a nickel cheaper than in town and has easy access for big rigs. Enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.


May 2021

Very relaxing

Very quiet and relaxing. Host was well prepared for us and very friendly and accommodating. One suggestion put "633" on his mailbox.


May 2021

Warm welcome

We had a hard time getting in touch because we have TMobile. Cell service isn’t great in this part of the state unless you have Verizon but Steve was so accommodating and had us meet him in town so we could follow him to his house and see the best place to park. Very level with water and electrical for those who need it. We use solar and the site is great for charging. Backing up the driveway is challenging unless you are confident in your skills but only had to do that because of recent rains and utility work. We were gifted a dozen fresh eggs for breakfast! Special treat! Not too far from a number of parks and hikes.


April 2021


A delightful and generous host. Beautiful spot. We feel we need to step up our game as hosts after staying there!


April 2021

Country setting

Beautiful green, quiet spot. Our host was very helpful and prepared for guests. Enjoyed our short visit.
Would highly recommend this spot and stay again if we were traveling through the area.


November 2020


So hospitable! He helped us back in to the spot and provided additional power cords for electric hookup. He pointed out the bike trail and brought firewood so we could enjoy a peaceful campfire. He also gave us a parting gift of a dozen eggs from his chickens. Location is a 30 mins drive to Garden of the Gods which is fantastic! Would highly recommend!!


October 2020

Outstanding first Boondockers welcome stay

My wife and I are new members and this was our first stay. We had visited Garden of the Gods hiking trail and were ready to settle in for the night. We were greeted by Steve, who directed us into our large and level spot with power and water. Once we got settled he presented us with a dozen farm fresh eggs from his chickens. In the morning we opened our shades to see a view of trees as if I’m parked in the largest campsite I’ve ever had. What an absolutely great first Boondockers experience at Land of Goshen!! Thanks so much for your hospitality AND the power cord extension!! Eggs were delicious!!!


August 2020

Port in a storm

This place gave us a much needed boondocking breather. We were invited to top up on water, use the electricity, and our host even offered a few extra eggs from his chickens. We were close to town and about half an hour from Garden of the Gods so the location was perfect. If you’re ever in the area, this is the place to stay.


May 2020

Finding Gold in Eldo-RAY-dough

Julie and I found this to be a very relaxing stay. Our host was very accommodating and helpful as we got set up and throughout our two-day visit. There is a nice cycling/walking path nearby. The weather was mostly sunny and comfortable with a few occasional showers. The Google Map link on the profile led us a little astray. Be sure to use the directions included in the profile. One of our favorite 'Boon-docker' stays so far.


April 2020

Great place to stay

Land of Goshen was the perfect host. Great communication upon arrival. Directed us to a great spot next to his pole barn with electricity and water. Even helped us next day when we needed a little bit of repair work on our roof.

Will definitely stop by again and hope to stay a day to use the bike path nearby and be able to interact a little more without pandemic restrictions.


April 2020

Quiet Stay

Steve provided excellent instructions for reaching his site, and helped us back our rig into a quiet spot in the grass next to his garage facing the woods - almost like we were by ourselves. There was some incline to navigate into the spot but made for a easy straight pull to exit. We stayed for two nights (waiting out the cold back home) and were never disturbed by any noise. Great place to stay, hope we get down that way again - would stay again.

One note - If your are coming up 24 from the south google will want to take you on some really narrow roads with no shoulder as the more direct route. Stay on 24 to 57 and exit at Marion if you prefer wider roads.


September 2019

Nice quiet place

Very nice quiet place to spend and evening while travelling. Steve was very quick to answer texts and offer routes. If you have a big rig. PAY ATTENTION to what he says. We had a nice visit with his family.

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