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The 10 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 Camp @ Big Head Farm
Natalie
Natalie: What Big Head Farm offered to me was relaxation. It’s such a peaceful farm surrounded by blueberry...
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!
Near Chicago Private Camp
Chicago Camping
Chicago Camping: Our quaint private property is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Chicago and is situated ...
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.
Sleepy Owl
Hannah
Hannah: Pitch your tent or bring your camper to our neck of the woods:) We provide the land, a fire ring, and...
Dunewood Campground
Dunewood Campground is just south of Lake Michigan, making this your family style jam for a close...
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...
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...
Did you know Illinois has a river that flows backwards? The Chicago River was permanently reversed back in 1900.
Along the river
Scottie
Scottie: The camp is situated along the Kishwaukee River on a sizeable piece of land that is adjacent to a...
Michigan Wine Trail Cabins!
Ezekiel
Ezekiel: Super clean cabins, restrooms and kitchen :) Had such a lovely stay here, perfect place to bring your...