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Chicago Guide
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The best camping near Chicago, Illinois.

From the shores of Lake Michigan to the grasslands of Illinois, you'll be surprised at how much nature there is to explore while camping near Chicago.


Along the river
Along the river
Along the river
Along the river
Along the river
Along the river
100% 7 Responses
$80/night
Scottie
Scottie: The camp is situated along the Kishwaukee River on a sizeable piece...
Peaceful Acres
Peaceful Acres
Peaceful Acres
Peaceful Acres
Peaceful Acres
Peaceful Acres
100% 3 Responses
$25/night
Meredith
Meredith: Peaceful acres has cleared out a private area for you to set up cam...

Chicagoans are spoiled with world-class museums, mouth-watering deep dish pizza and a spectacular skyscraper skyline. But sometimes an escape from the concrete jungle is necessary. So if you need to hit that nature reset button, you're in luck! Rent some gear, then just a quick one hour drive can get you to Wisconsin, Indiana, rural Illinois or Michigan, with endless Read more...

Chicagoans are spoiled with world-class museums, mouth-watering deep dish pizza and a spectacular skyscraper skyline. But sometimes an escape from the concrete jungle is necessary. So if you need to hit that nature reset button, you're in luck! Rent some gear, then just a quick one hour drive can get you to Wisconsin, Indiana, rural Illinois or Michigan, with endless camping possibilities. Want to feel sand between your toes? Campers can pitch a tent at Indiana Dunes State Park where water activities such as boating, fishing and jet skiing are plentiful. Or try your hand at bird watching with a quick drive inland towards Starved Rock State Park. In just a short hike you'll be enjoying picturesque waterfalls and canyons with eagles soaring above. Or travel up north towards Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park, home to the only remaining beach ridge shoreline in the state. Chicago bike enthusiasts will be delighted to know the park is accessible via the North Shore Channel Trail. And glampers will rejoice when they find nearby cabins and farm camping with easy access to Lake Michigan. See why camping near Chicago is just as thrilling as being in the city!

The Landing Eco Institute
The Landing Eco Institute
The Landing Eco Institute
The Landing Eco Institute
The Landing Eco Institute
Kevin
Kevin: The place is magical. It felt like the Esalen of the midwest. St...
Kankakee River Cabin
Kankakee River Cabin
Kankakee River Cabin
Kankakee River Cabin
Kankakee River Cabin
Kankakee River Cabin
100% 2 Responses
$100/night
Lauren
Lauren: Nestled in the woods just sixty miles south of Chicago on the Illin...
The Northern Cardinal is the official state bird of Illinois and neighboring Indiana. Male birds are known for their brilliant red feathers.
The Vaudeville!  Urban Farm Fun
The Vaudeville!  Urban Farm Fun
The Vaudeville!  Urban Farm Fun
The Vaudeville!  Urban Farm Fun
The Vaudeville!  Urban Farm Fun
Noel
Noel: An urban oasis & the friendliest people! How does Nicky’s listing n...
Michigan Wine Trail Cabins!
Michigan Wine Trail Cabins!
Michigan Wine Trail Cabins!
Michigan Wine Trail Cabins!
Michigan Wine Trail Cabins!
Ezekiel
Ezekiel: Super clean cabins, restrooms and kitchen :) Had such a lovely stay...
The Indiana Dunes are home to singing sand, a unique phenomenon that happens when shuffling your feet along the sandy beach.

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East Woods on Rainbow Pond
East Woods on Rainbow Pond
East Woods on Rainbow Pond
East Woods on Rainbow Pond
East Woods on Rainbow Pond
Adam
Adam: This place is AWESOME! If you are looking for primitive camping in ...
Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend
100% 2 Responses
$30/night
Brady
Brady: Horseshoe Bend is secluded Central Illinois destination. The...
Did you know Illinois has a river that flows backwards? The Chicago River was permanently reversed back in 1900.
Forest and Campfire by the Barn
Forest and Campfire by the Barn
Forest and Campfire by the Barn
Forest and Campfire by the Barn
Forest and Campfire by the Barn
Brittany
Brittany: Jennifer's family welcomed us onto the property joyfully and with w...
Organic Apple Orchard and Farm
Organic Apple Orchard and Farm
Organic Apple Orchard and Farm
Organic Apple Orchard and Farm
Organic Apple Orchard and Farm
Barbara
Barbara: I stayed here with one of my girlfriends and we just LOVED it! You ...
More than 2,000 rivers and streams can be found in Illinois. That's an amazing 9,000 miles of water to explore!
Goose Creek Lost Acre
Goose Creek Lost Acre
Katie
Katie: Pitch your tent in the woods and grassy yard on Goose Creek on the...
Eagle's Landing on the Fox River
Eagle's Landing on the Fox River
Eagle's Landing on the Fox River
Katie
Katie: Pitch your tent on this gently sloping one acre 100' x 400' lot on...
The name Chicago comes from a local Miami-Illinois word, "shikaakwa" for a native garlic plant that grew on the south end of Lake Michigan.
Le Château de Chien
Le Château de Chien
Le Château de Chien
Le Château de Chien
Le Château de Chien
Mary
Mary: This farm was created as a nonprofit sanctuary for abused,...
Cabins to hold up to 28 people
Cabins to hold up to 28 people
Cabins to hold up to 28 people
Cabins to hold up to 28 people
Cabins to hold up to 28 people
Nicollette
Nicollette: Breweries, Wineries, Berry Picking, Art Studios, Farmers Markets,...
Woodland Meadows Stables
Woodland Meadows Stables
Woodland Meadows Stables
Woodland Meadows Stables
Woodland Meadows Stables
Heidi
Heidi: We have a very private spot for primitive camping deep in our...
Halfafarm
Halfafarm
Halfafarm
Halfafarm
Halfafarm
Ginger
Ginger: Tent camping, not glamorous, Just our open yard. Best spot is by...
Just Off the Horse Trail...
Just Off the Horse Trail...
Just Off the Horse Trail...
Anette
Anette: We have multiple spots to pitch a tent. Some are quite secluded in...
Back to Earth
Back to Earth
Back to Earth
Back to Earth
Back to Earth
Vera
Vera: One acre surrounded by crops basically down the road from the...
Tippecanoe River
Tippecanoe River
Tippecanoe River
Tippecanoe River
Tippecanoe River
Sarah
Sarah: Tippecanoe River Run is a locally owned family campground in...
Private GlampOut! Camping Redefined
Private GlampOut! Camping Redefined
Private GlampOut! Camping Redefined
Private GlampOut! Camping Redefined
Private GlampOut! Camping Redefined
Kayak
Kayak: ItinerarySaturdayarrive 2pm(or earlier if you want to rent...