Lot Owner Resources

Need to do something as a lot owner?  Maybe you just need to find a grocery store. Chances are this page will have some helpful information.  Please have a look below and if you still have questions, let us know!

Got Questions?

Woodsmoke Ranch is a great place to get away!   If you have questions or are looking for something in the area, we hope this page will serve as a good starting point for you.  Below you can see answers to many questions lot owners in the campground have asked us over the years.  Check and see if your question is there.  If not, please contact us!

Expecting Guests?

If you’re looking for information on Guest Camping, there is some helpful information below which should get you started.  You will need to contact the Office to request a trailer in Guest Camping.  Please remember that Lot Owners are responsible for the conduct of thier quests while in the campground.  

Have an emergency?

In case of emergency, please call 911. 

The board also asks that if possible, you also call the front gate (815-357-6420) to inform them of the incoming emergency support.  This will allow us to attempt to get a guide to the front gate before the emergency vehicles arrive.  We know our park can be tricky to navigate, and we want to help guide them to you as fast as possible.

Seneca non-emergency Police: 815-357-8726

Illinois State Police (Dist. 17): 815-224-1171

LaSalle County Sheriff's Department: 815-433-2161

Seneca Crime Stoppers Tip Line: 877-891-6141

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reserve guest camping?
You can call the office during normal working hours and make the reservations directly with our staff.  Guest camping has individual camping lots equipped electric and water hookups, cabins, and park models.  The office can be reached at 815-357-6420 option 5.
How do I order a pump out and how long does it take to receive one?
Ordering pump outs is done over the phone by calling 815-357-6420 option 1 and leaving a message clearly with your name and lot number.
For the pump out to be completed we recommend expecting a week to 10 days, but in most instances its much less. For upcoming busy weekends expect longer wait times so plan ahead.
What do I need to have a permit for?
We recommend that any work being done on the outside of your trailer should have a permit, including cutting trees down, adding to your deck, building screenhouses, and replacing any roofs. Replacing parts of your deck don’t need one as long as you are not adding additional footage on to it. Work done on the inside of your trailer does not require a permit unless you are doing major renovations. Click here to apply for a permit.
Can I cut down trees on my lot or on common ground?
You first need a permit to cut down trees and you can ONLY cut down dead trees. You can cut down dead trees on common ground, but it is at your own expense. If you feel a dead tree is on common ground and would like the park to cut it down, you must go into the office and add it to the existing list of trees to cut down. The park only allows a certain number of trees to cut down per year, so there may be a waiting period for that to be completed.
How do I get guest passes?

All visitors are required to show a Guest Pass at the front gate. Guest Passes are available for purchase during open hours at the Office for $4 or at the front gate for $8.

Guest Camping Info

Daily Rates

Guest camping cabins are booked by the day.  Rates depend on the size cabin you require.  Contact the office for details and to book.  

Cabins & Amenities

We have a variety of Cabin sizes to suit your needs and amount of guests.  There is also a washroom facility in Guest Camping.

Owner Responsibility

Lot Owners are responsible for the conduct of thier guests.  The speed limit is STRICTLY ENFORCED for the safety of our young Ranchers.

Woodsmoke’s guest camping offers cabins, park models, as well as flat, open spaces where you can set up your own camper or tent.

Each site offers its own electric, water and septic disposal. In addition, there are community showers available.

Nearby Necessities

We enjoy the fact that Woodsmoke’s campground is remote and tucked away from anything you could consider populated.  We can also appreciate that that can make it tricky for new campers to know where to go in the area for the basics.  We hope the list below will help you to find stores and local area services to make your stay easier!

& attractions

Woodsmoke Ranch is a short drive from several amazing National Parks, the Illinois River and all it has to offer, and other local attractions.   Have a look below to get you started on your next Woodsmoke Adventure!  If you’re looking to get something done around the campground or have a question about the park rules, you can find that information at the bottom of the page. 

Local parks, Retailers and services

National Parks

Starved Rock State Park, LaSalle County

Buffalo Rock State Park, Ottawa 

Matthiessen State Park, Lasalle county

Nearby Dining

Aurelio’s, Morris

Fergaria’s Pizza, Seneca

Bobaluk’s Beef & Pizza, Marseilles

Greenhorn Inn, Morris

Hank’s Farm, Ottawa

R-Place, Morris

Dave’s Dawgs, Morris

Tully Monster Pub & Grill, Morris

The Family Taco Buffet, Marseilles

Uncle Wong’s, Marseilles

Nearby Grocery

seneca dollar general

Morris jewel osco

Seneca Ace Hardware

Useful Services

Wayne’s Wood Delivery in Seneca

Chessie Lane Horse Veterinarian


Allison & Son Paving

Miller’s Wood Supply

Snowdance Auto Repair & Towing, Marseilles

Snowdance auto repair & Towing, Seneca

Kendall County RV Repair, Newark

Windy Hill Boat & RV Storage, Newark

Miller’s Tree Service

Bob & Mike’s Decks and Sheds


Kraus’s Internet

P&M Electric

Lawn Maintenance

Bushwhacker’s Lawn Care

Creative Landscaping

B L Landscaping

The Flower Girls

Permits & work orders

We pride ourselves on ensuring our campground is visually pleasing to all who drive through.  As such, we require permits and have guidelines on building on any lot in the park.  If you are ready to get your next project underway at Woodsmoke, you will need to reach out and request a permit.

Work Orders

Need to do some improvements?


Having Guests or Planning an Event?


Done for the Season?

activities & events

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