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Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area

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Shabbona Lake
Shabbona Lake
Shabbona Lake
Shabbona Lake

Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area, Illinois

Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road (otherwise known as Route 30) about an hour west of Chicago and find yourself amidst 1,550 acres of rolling prairie! Shabbona Lake Read more...

Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road (otherwise known as Route 30) about an hour west of Chicago and find yourself amidst 1,550 acres of rolling prairie! Shabbona Lake encompasses a unique mix of habitats, providing superb outdoor recreation in an untarnished environment. There’s prairie restoration areas where you can spy a variety of native wildflowers and grasses. Spot your feathered friends on their vacation in the 15-acre migratory waterfowl seasonal nesting area.

And for the fishers: the park concession stand sells bait and tackle and rents boats, so you can take a spin and cast a line on the 318.8-acre lake. Tent, RV and cabin camping is available, as well as endless picnicking opportunities. FYI: no booze is allowed in the park, so maybe save your famous margs for another occasion.

Shabbona Lake Campground
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Woodland Meadows Stables
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
Forest and Campfire by the Barn
Brittany: Jennifer's family welcomed us onto the property joyfully and with warmth. Their fire pit and circle is...
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Starved Rock Campground
Jason: Starved Rock is a great place to hike but the campground is nearly always crowded and loud... not to m...
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Along the river

Along the river

100% Recommend – 3 Responses
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
The Vaudeville!  Urban Farm Fun
Harry: This place is friggen' awesome. The space is exactly as described: there is a big open space, a great ...
Direct book$40/night
East Woods on Rainbow Pond
Katie: Pitch your tent on 25 acres of the East Woods on Rainbow Pond, within driving distance to four state...
Direct book$60/night
Illini Campground

Illini Campground

100% Recommend – 4 Responses
Brian: Bike camped from Chicago to Illini multiple times. Nearly a trail the entire route. If you get tired, ...
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I & M Canal Towpath Camping
Aron: Pitch your tent in our 15 acre pasture on the I & M Canal Towpath in the village of North Utica,...
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Horseshoe Bend
Brady: Horseshoe Bend is secluded Central Illinois destination. The campground lone sits on three hardwood...
Direct book$30/night
Oak Savannah Fields
Chaz: Pitch your tent or camper somewhere on our 390-acre certified organic farm. We have a local meadery...
Direct book$25/night
Hillcrest Event Center
Dan: Hillcrest Event Center -is a multi-purpose venue that handles public events including multiple music...
Direct book$20/night
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Jo: Come pitch your tent near the Old Rugged Barn! We are on a quiet country road, a small 3. 5 acre...
Direct book$40/night
Castle Rock Campground
With primitive sites only accessible by boat or canoe, a stay at Castle Rock Campground takes a little...
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Lowden Campground
Diana: Gorgeous in the fall. Camping sites have electric only. And are walking distance to the Blackhawk Stat...
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Green River Campground
Green with envy—that’ll be the complexion blushed by your Instagram followers after a visit to Green...
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Gebhard Woods Campground
Littered with a gunshell-heavy history that’s strung together by knotted fishing line, Gebhard State...
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White Pines Forest Campground
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Channahon Campground
Renee: Biked from Chicago down the I&M trail. Campground is directly off the main trail; you take a 25ft side...
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Spring Creek Farm
Wanona: The trees shade the camping sites at Spring Creek Farm. The wood swing can be enjoyed by guests as...
Direct book$45/night
Rolling Meadows Babbling Brooks
Gary: Pitch your tent in our beautiful forest full of wildlife, turkey, coyotes, deer, raccoons. Beautiful...
Direct book$500/night