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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.


The Vaudeville!  Urban Farm Fun
Harry
Harry: This place is friggen' awesome. The space is exactly as described: there is a big open space, a great ...
Direct book$40/night
Indiana Dunes Campground
Cynthia
Cynthia: The BEST State Park in Indiana! The Indiana Dunes are beautiful. Some don't care for the mills nearb...
Public campground
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!
Kankakee River Cabin
Lauren
Lauren: Nestled in the woods just sixty miles south of Chicago on the Illinois/Indiana border, this little cab...
Request book$100/night
The Pioneer West Campground
Terry
Terry: This is the wide open spaces. In the middle of an Oil Field. Camping under the Stars.
Direct book$60/night
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.
Dunewood Campground
Katherine
Katherine: You will need a bike to get anywhere, such as the nearby beach, which is really pleasant and not overc...
Public campground
The Camp @ Big Head Farm

The Camp @ Big Head Farm

89% Recommend – 23 Responses
Natalie
Natalie: What Big Head Farm offered to me was relaxation. It’s such a peaceful farm surrounded by blueberry cro...
Direct book$45/night
More than 2,000 rivers and streams can be found in Illinois. That's an amazing 9,000 miles of water to explore!
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 beau...
Direct book$50/night
Halfafarm
Ginger
Ginger: Tent camping, not glamorous, Just our open yard. Best spot is by the fire pit. We have chickens,...
Direct book$25/night
Did you know Illinois has a river that flows backwards? The Chicago River was permanently reversed back in 1900.
Warren Dunes Campground
Kate
Kate: Site #20 in the primitive section is the most secluded.
Public campground
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...
Public campground
The Indiana Dunes are home to singing sand, a unique phenomenon that happens when shuffling your feet along the sandy beach.
Michigan Wine Trail Cabins!
Ezekiel
Ezekiel: Super clean cabins, restrooms and kitchen :) Had such a lovely stay here, perfect place to bring your ...
Request book$150/night
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...
Direct book$50/night
The Northern Cardinal is the official state bird of Illinois and neighboring Indiana. Male birds are known for their brilliant red feathers.
Channahon Campground
Renee
Renee: Biked from Chicago down the I&M trail. Campground is directly off the main trail; you take a 25ft side...
Public campground
Cabins to hold up to 28 people
Nicollette
Nicollette: Breweries, Wineries, Berry Picking, Art Studios, Farmers Markets, hiking trails, biking trails, Lake...
Request book$850/night
Along the river

Along the river

100% Recommend – 3 Responses
Scottie
Scottie: The camp is situated along the Kishwaukee River on a sizeable piece of land that is adjacent to a stat...
Request book$80/night
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...
Public campground
Prairie View Campground
Prairie View Campground has Class B premium sites south of Turner Lake. While it isn’t the closest...
Public campground
Fox Den Campground
Fox Den is a loop located in the Chain O'Lakes State Park. These sites are standard by definition, but...
Public campground
Turner Lake South Campground
Right where you’d expect it to be, Turner Lake South Campground offers Class B premium sites just mere...
Public campground
Illini Campground

Illini Campground

100% Recommend – 4 Responses
Brian
Brian: Bike camped from Chicago to Illini multiple times. Nearly a trail the entire route. If you get tired, ...
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