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The best camping spots 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.

The Vaudeville!  Urban Farm Fun
Nicky
Nicky: Bring your tent or trailer to The Vaudeville! Our urban farm is smack in the middle of Chicago only a...
Indiana Dunes Campground
Cynthia
Cynthia: The BEST State Park in Indiana! The Indiana Dunes are beautiful. Some don't care for the mills...
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! A quick one hour drive can get you to Wisconsin, Indiana, rural Illinois or Michigan, with endless camping possibilities. Want to feel 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! 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!
Wild Pines Rustic Cabin
Brittany
Brittany: Wild Pines was absolutely gorgeous. On it's own private drive, you feel like you are having a luxury...
Kankakee River Cabin
arlo
Arlo: 2 bedroom cabin on the beautiful Kankakee river. Great cabin to get off the grid yet still have some...
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.
The Pioneer West Campground
Terry
Terry: This is the wide open spaces. In the middle of an Oil Field. Camping under the Stars.
Dunewood Campground
Katherine
Katherine: You will need a bike to get anywhere, such as the nearby beach, which is really pleasant and not...
More than 2,000 rivers and streams can be found in Illinois. That's an amazing 9,000 miles of water to explore!
Cabins to hold up to 28 people
Nicollette
Nicollette: Breweries, Wineries, Berry Picking, Art Studios, Farmers Markets, hiking trails, biking trails, Lake...
The Camp @ Big Head Farm
Natalie
Natalie: What Big Head Farm offered to me was relaxation. It’s such a peaceful farm surrounded by blueberry...
Did you know Illinois has a river that flows backwards? The Chicago River was permanently reversed back in 1900.
Organic Apple Orchard and Farm
Barbara
Barbara: I stayed here with one of my girlfriends and we just LOVED it! You camp in a valley surrounded by...
Near Chicago Private Camp
Ezekiel
Ezekiel: Our stay at Private Property Camp Chicago was a peaceful one. The property is beautiful and the camp...
The Indiana Dunes are home to singing sand, a unique phenomenon that happens when shuffling your feet along the sandy beach.
Illinois Beach Campground
David
David: Has alcohol-free zones if you'd like to avoid the possibility of late night tom-foolery that may be as...
The Northern Cardinal is the official state bird of Illinois and neighboring Indiana. Male birds are known for their brilliant red feathers.
Michigan Wine Trail Cabins!
Ezekiel
Ezekiel: Super clean cabins, restrooms and kitchen :) Had such a lovely stay here, perfect place to bring your...
Woodland Meadows Stables
Heidi
Heidi: We have a very private spot for primitive camping deep in our woods. There are no neighbors and a deep...
 RGargesFarm Vintage Airstream!
Brittany
Brittany: Wow, this farm is packed with things to do! Rebecca is the most considerate host, immediately...
Channahon Campground
Renee
Renee: Biked from Chicago down the I&M trail. Campground is directly off the main trail; you take a 25ft...
Along the river
Scottie
Scottie: The camp is situated along the Kishwaukee River on a sizeable piece of land that is adjacent to a...
Des Plaines Campground
John
John: Here's a review from another site posted August 2015: This campground is on a very expansive lot. It's...
Prairie View Campground
Prairie View Campground has Class B premium sites south of Turner Lake. While it isn’t the closest...
Fox Den Campground
Fox Den is a loop located in the Chain O'Lakes State Park. These sites are standard by definition, but...