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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.


The Vaudeville!  Urban Farm Fun
Noel
Noel: An urban oasis & the friendliest people! How does Nicky’s listing not have any more reviews?! Her prop...
Direct book $40/night
The Camp @ Big Head Farm

The Camp @ Big Head Farm

90% Recommend – 24 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

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!

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
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.
Hidden Within Town
Martin
Martin: This undeveloped 20-acre secluded property is surrounded by woods and provides plenty of the privacy...
Direct book $40/night
The Landing Eco Institute
Stephen
Stephen: Serene getaway in the woods only 1. 5 hrs from downtown Chicago. The retreat center holds 30 people...
Direct book $25/night
More than 2,000 rivers and streams can be found in Illinois. That's an amazing 9,000 miles of water to explore!
Peaceful Acres

Peaceful Acres

100% Recommend – 3 Responses
Meredith
Meredith: Peaceful acres has cleared out a private area for you to set up camp with a fire ring and picnic table...
Direct book $25/night
Madison Avenue , Benton Harbor
Casey
Casey: Small good land lot near all no water no power just land. on a paved road . wooded area . 1 Mile to...
Direct book $10/night
Did you know Illinois has a river that flows backwards? The Chicago River was permanently reversed back in 1900.
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
Indiana Dunes Campground
Cynthia
Cynthia: The BEST State Park in Indiana! The Indiana Dunes are beautiful. Some don't care for the mills nearb...
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The Indiana Dunes are home to singing sand, a unique phenomenon that happens when shuffling your feet along the sandy beach.
East Woods on Rainbow Pond
Katie
Katie: Pitch your tent on 25 acres of the East Woods on Rainbow Pond, within driving distance to four state...
Direct book $40/night
Oak Savannah Fields

Oak Savannah Fields

100% Recommend – 1 Response
Michael
Michael: Chaz and his family were incredible hosts! They made it super easy to feel like you were in the backwo...
Direct book $25/night
The Northern Cardinal is the official state bird of Illinois and neighboring Indiana. Male birds are known for their brilliant red feathers.
Dunewood Campground
Katherine
Katherine: You will need a bike to get anywhere, such as the nearby beach, which is really pleasant and not overc...
First come, first serve
Just Off the Horse Trail...
Anette
Anette: We have multiple spots to pitch a tent. Some are quite secluded in our heavily wooded area (not...
Direct book $30/night
Papa's Sweet Corn Patch
Brian
Brian: Pitch your tent in under the shade of our mature oak trees.   Our park like camping area over looks...
Direct book $25/night
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...
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The Willow Ranch
Lawrence
Lawrence: The Willow Ranch is a 42-acre ranch with woods, a pond, a stage with live music on weekends, 420...
Direct book $20/night
Warren Dunes Campground
Kate
Kate: Site #20 in the primitive section is the most secluded.
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Huerta Blueberry Fields Tent Camp
Elizabeth
Elizabeth: Pitch your tent on a 10-acre blueberry farm, surrounded by more older blueberry fields. We have 4...
Direct book $20/night
Tippecanoe River
Sarah
Sarah: Tippecanoe River Run is a locally owned family campground in Rochester, Indiana. Located directly on...
Direct book $25/night