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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.

Indiana Dunes Campground
Cynthia
Cynthia: The BEST State Park in Indiana! The Indiana Dunes are beautiful. Some don't care for the mills...
The Pioneer West Campground
Terry
Terry: This is the wide open spaces. In the middle of an Oil Field. Camping under the Stars.
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!
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...
Dunewood Campground
Katherine
Katherine: You will need a bike to get anywhere, such as the nearby beach, which is really pleasant and not...
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.
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...
More than 2,000 rivers and streams can be found in Illinois. That's an amazing 9,000 miles of water to explore!
Near Chicago Private Camp
Ezekiel
Ezekiel: Our stay at Private Property Camp Chicago was a peaceful one. The property is beautiful and the camp...
Sleepy Owl
Candice
Candice: Great hosts! Close to beach. Vintage store is fun to shop in.
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...
Cabins to hold up to 28 people
Nicollette
Nicollette: Breweries, Wineries, Berry Picking, Art Studios, Farmers Markets, hiking trails, biking trails, Lake...
The Indiana Dunes are home to singing sand, a unique phenomenon that happens when shuffling your feet along the sandy beach.
Wild Pines
Joel
Joel: Get away to a primitive, rustic cabin out in the country, yet close to everything. Situated on five...
Channahon Campground
Renee
Renee: Biked from Chicago down the I&M trail. Campground is directly off the main trail; you take a 25ft...
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...
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...
Turner Lake South Campground
Right where you’d expect it to be, Turner Lake South Campground offers Class B premium sites just mere...
Honeysuckle Hollow Campground
Elva
Elva: We love this place for a quick overnight camp. Just camped here last weekend and it has always been a...
Chippewa Campground
Alexandra
Alexandra: Chippewa Campground is where my friends and I would all spend our summer nights camping in high...