Campground Regulations

Our Campground Regulations

Buena Vista Farms, Inc.

1630 Old U. S. Highway 67, Chapin, IL 62628

GPS COORDINATES : 39.75994191972005, -90.3323471549649

Call or Text Phone: 217- 243-3290    Fax: 217-245-7960

No outside firewood allowed. In order to protect our trees and prevent the spread of invasive insects and disease we do not allow firewood to be brought in. We have firewood for sale on site.

All occupants must be registered, including children & pets. Responsible party must be at least 21 years old.  One camp site may not be occupied by more than 2 adults & 3 of your own children under 18. Driver’s license and credit card will be provided at check in and kept on file. Emergency contact should be someone off site.

Each camp site will contain only 1 RV.   No tent camping.  Check in is 3:00 pm, check out is 2:00 pm.

Roadway MUST remain clear for emergency vehicles.  Vacant spots are not to be driven through. Parking at each space is limited to gravel area, extra vehicles, motorcycles or trailers must be in overflow parking and may be charged a fee.  No parking on grass, empty spots or roadways.  No carpets, mats or coolers on grass.  Grass Restoration will be charged to your credit card.


 Additional vehicles including motorcycles, boats, trailers or other items must be first approved by BVF under separate contract and may be charged a fee.  BVF reserves the right to remove above items and assumes no liability for any damage incurred, if items must be removed, Camper agrees to pay for removal and storage costs.  Parking at RV spaces is limited to only Gravel areas!

A credit card must be held on file for damage deposit.  When camper leaves Buena Vista Farms, Inc. property, any remaining balances shall be paid.  Camper agrees that the credit card on file will be charged if there is any remaining balance or damages to property or charges to return camp site to original condition. NO REFUNDS of rentals if stay is not completed.

Day Visitors register immediately upon arrival, utilize a visitor pass and exit the park 15 minutes prior to quiet hour.  Guests will park in the lot next to the office and be escorted by a registered camper. Campers are responsible for the actions of their guests. We reserve the right to limit the number of guests.   Guest fee is $10 per day or overnight, (strictly enforced for baseball teams).  We have an event center available to rent for team functions.

Pet owners must agree to clean up after pets, keep pets from excessive barking and on leash when outside of camper. Pets may not be left outside of RV unattended.  In the event complaints are registered and after notification to the pet owners, BVF may ban the pet from the property. Camper’s pets are not allowed in any BVF buildings.   Dogs may not run free anywhere on the property.

Fire rings will not interfere with neighbors.  All fires must be extinguished if unattended.  Campers are responsible for cleaning out fire rings.  No trash or treated wood may be burned in rings. All fire rings are property of BVFFirewood storage on site will be limited to not more than 30 sticks.  Firewood may not be stored on grass.    Firewood may not be brought onto BVF property to limit spread of Emerald Ash Bore and Oak Wilt.

All storage on site must be maintained so as to not distract from the view of the neighbors.  No storage will be allowed on the off-door side of the camping unit or on grass.  Trash and cigarette butts must be picked up always, to avoid attracting rodents and pests. No grey water may be run on ground.

Camper is solely responsible for carrying proper Liability and Comprehensive insurance on RV and all personal property.  BVF cannot and will not be responsible for loss of any kind, it is mutually understood that Camper and guests release BVF from any and all liability.

 Only licensed drivers may operate any vehicle on BVF property. Driving intoxicated on BVF property will result in calling police. No ATV may be driven on the property. Only licensed drivers may operate golf carts.  Camper shall carry liability & comprehensive insurance on golf carts, and provide proof of insurance to BVF.  All golf carts shall be in working order with working lights or reflectors.  Passengers shall not exceed number of seats, persons shall remain seated at all times and follow all campground rules.  Golf carts must have current BVF sticker and pay applicable fees.  BVF is not responsible for damage to equipment or personal injury.

Fishing is only for campers, not visitors.  Do not fish with Minnows.  Fish limit: 5 Large Mouth Bass 16” length, 3 Catfish 14” length, 5 Crappie OR 5 Sunfish per Day per Site. Only line fishing, NO NET or JUG fishing.  NO LIFEGUARD.

Wear life vests in Canoes, Kayaks & Paddleboats.  BVF is not responsible for misuse of equipment, injury or drowning.

There is NO LIFEGUARD. No swimming allowed.  We are not responsible for injury or drowning.

In the event of medical emergency and/or accident, permission is herein granted for the term of the stay, to allow calling of emergency services, to BVF management and its employees.  In consideration of the foregoing, I (we) hold harmless from any litigation or cost involved BVF, its owners, affiliates, members, employees or other agents as well as any Fire or Emergency Medical Technician who render assistance.

Anyone washing vehicles or campers must get prior approval from BVF, use approved soap and pay the fee.

The facility shall be returned to its original condition when you leave

All camping units and equipment must be in good repair and functional, and look well maintained and presentable.

Management must approve all modifications to RV site, or you may be asked to remove or undo what has been done.

Camper may not apply herbicides or insecticides on BVF property without approval.

Photos are property of BVF and a release to publish any and all images for commercial, promotion or other purposes without compensation or approval is understood and agreed upon within registration for camping on this private property.

The SPA is a common area with Dish TV, Wi Fi Hot spot, and exercise equipment.  Make yourselves  at home!

Quiet time is from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.  Please be considerate of the early morning workers.  

 BVF is private property, staff retains the right ask anyone to leave the property immediately.  Failure to comply with the rules and instruction by staff will result in termination of your stay.  Failure to comply is trespassing and will be prosecuted.

The camper accepts camping privileges with the understanding that he does hereby release the Campground, its officers and employees of all liability for loss or damage to property and injury to his person arising out of his use of its camping facilities or equipment, and agrees to indemnify the Campground, its officers and employees, against claims resulting from loss or damage to property or injury to the person of any member of the family or guest of the registered camper arising out of the use of its camping facilities or equipment.

By camping here you are granting permission to Buena Vista Farms, its agents, and its employees the irrevocable and unrestricted right to produce photographs and video taken of all campers while at Buena Vista Farms Campground, for any lawful purpose including publication, promotion, illustration, advertising, trade, or historical archive in any manner or in any medium and release Buena Vista Farms and its legal representatives from liability for any violation or claims relating to said images or video.

Furthermore, Buena Vista Farms may use the statements of any campers given during an interview or evaluation with or without name for the purpose of advertising and publicity without restriction to time limit or geographic area. All rights are waived to any and all compensation stemming from the use of these materials.

 I (we) have read the above Short Term Camper/Guest Site Agreement and understand and agree to all terms and conditions set forth herein.  Further regulations are on the web site and may be updated periodically.    I (we) have received a copy of this agreement.


Guests above 4 occupants $10.00/ person per night

Overflow parking $20/mo/vehicle

Printing or Faxing documents $1.00 per page –                                                         (text to:

Washing truck $5.00             Washing Camper $10.00

Satellite Dish TV $50 per month

Monthly camper Late Fees $25.00/wk

Power reinstatement $25.00

Underground sewer repair $100.00                                                                                   (if driven over underground utilities)

Disposal of nuisance property $40/hr

Moving camper to off-site parking $40.00

Early check in or late check out $10.00

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