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The 20 best camping spots in Illinois.

From the shores of Lake Michigan all the way down to Shawnee National Forest, Illinois has a campsite well suited for any personality.

Starved Rock Campground

1. Starved Rock Campground

100% Recommend (3 Campers)

Drink in the beauty of 18 epic canyons that were formed by ancient glacial meltwater and stream erosion when you crash at Starved Rock Campground....

Jason
Jason: Starved Rock is a great place to hike but the campground is nearly always crowded and loud... not to mention expensive. Great...
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Hillcrest Event Center
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2. Hillcrest Event Center

Hillcrest Event Center -is a multi-purpose venue that handles public events including multiple music festivals; concerts, BBQ and Chili cook offs,...

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Grab your tent and cooking supplies, it’s time to go camping in Illinois! Get in a weekend of beach camping along Lake Michigan at Illinois Beach State Park or beside the Illinois River at Kayak Morris park. Skip the crowds for a serene camping experience at Castle Rock State Park’s primitive campsites, which are only accessible by boat. Another fairly quiet option is Moraine Read more...
Grab your tent and cooking supplies, it’s time to go camping in Illinois! Get in a weekend of beach camping along Lake Michigan at Illinois Beach State Park or beside the Illinois River at Kayak Morris park. Skip the crowds for a serene camping experience at Castle Rock State Park’s primitive campsites, which are only accessible by boat. Another fairly quiet option is Moraine Hills State Park. Rock Cut State Park is a delight in the spring and summer when the park’s many wildflowers come into bloom. Adventurous types will want to visit Rock Cut State Park, where a cave awaits exploring, along with opportunities for fishing, hiking, and camping. Check out Shawnee National Forest in the far south of the state for hiking, fishing, wildlife watching and primitive or car camping. No matter where you are in Illinois, there's a place to pitch your tent or park your RV just a quick drive away.
Woodford Campground

3. Woodford Campground

Staying at Woodford Campground on the east side of the Illinois River is a super-easy way to get in some fishing, hunting or hiking while enjoying...

Rock Island Campground

4. Rock Island Campground

Solitude, it's what's for dinner (among delicious camp food, of course). A real, honest-to-goodness escape from the modern world. Enjoy hike-in,...

Mitch
Mitch: Its a real nice campground. Simple and no one is ever there. There is a great amount of privacy as well since you are...
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If it feels like the farmland in Illinois goes on forever, you’re right. More than 80% of the state is used for farming.
Pine Campground

5. Pine Campground

Whether you’re looking for a forested escape or some lakeside chillin’, you can have it all at Pine Campground. You can really never get enough of...

Oak Campground

6. Oak Campground

Need to get some fresh air in those lungs of yours? It’s time to rest your weary soul in the comforting arms of Oak Campground. Here, you can drink...

The flow of the Chicago River was reversed in 1900 to tackle public health problems that arose from polluted drinking water.
Jubilee College Campground

7. Jubilee College Campground

Get your bike wheels turnin' and let your hair down as you roll along vast trails with kickbacks through winding forest and creek in Illinois’...

Marshall Campground

8. Marshall Campground

One glance at the layout of Marshall Campground, with its single short row of primitive waterfront sites along the Illinois River, might lead you...

Calling all roadtrippers! The start of iconic Route 66 can be found in Chicago, Illinois.
Oak Campgound

9. Oak Campgound

Take a break from the corn field and get on out to some rustic, wooded adventuring. Set in a beautiful open field, Oak Campground will have you...

Pine Campground

10. Pine Campground

With tall, towering pines surrounding you, this site is the perfect rustic getaway. Here, you’ll find all the forested beauty you are looking for,...

Illinois produces more pumpkins than any other state in the U.S.
Horseman's Park Campground

11. Horseman's Park Campground

Ready to explore one of Illinois’ most unique state parks on your faithful steed? Horseman’s Park Campground is the perfect staging area. Set up...

Rice Lake Campground

12. Rice Lake Campground

With such quality fishing and hunting opportunities in the area, sportsmen and women may just want to spend a night or two at Rice Lake Campground....

Moraine View Campground

13. Moraine View Campground

With plenty of Class A trailer campsites, Moraine View Campground makes extended stays easier, breezier and more beautiful than Cover Girl. There...

Weldon Springs Campground

14. Weldon Springs Campground

Get your nature game on year-round at Weldon Springs Campground. Whatever the season, there is plenty of adventures and explorations to be had...

Clinton Lake Campground

15. Clinton Lake Campground

After you’ve fished the lake, swam at the beach and hiked the forest, you’ll feel really fortunate Clinton Lake Campground exists. Should you be...

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Anderson Lake Campground

16. Anderson Lake Campground

Lakeside living is a way of life at this campground. Wake up to the sound of water lapping against the shore at your campsite, which sits on the...

Chief Keokuk Campground

17. Chief Keokuk Campground

With year-round camping and warm and cold-weather seasonal activities, you can camp the beans out of this place! Chief Keokuk Campground at...

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Questing Hills Campground

18. Questing Hills Campground

If you’re an equestrian that brought along your best pal, you’ll want to claim some digs at Questing Hills Campground. This loop of sites is...

Prairie Lake Campground

19. Prairie Lake Campground

The main campground at Jim Edgar Panther Creek, Prairie Lake Campground boasts AA-rated sites and convenient access to two boat docking areas....

Illini Campground

20. Illini Campground

A something for everyone kinda place, Illini Campground brings tha Illinoise with some awesome views of the Illinois River. Youth groups can...