Camping in Illinois with fishing

Discover and book the best campgrounds, cabins, RV parks, and more.

Camping in Illinois with fishing

From Lake Michigan beaches to Shawnee National Forest trails—campers have options in Illinois.

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Levee site
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McCully Heritage Project
7 sites · Lodging, Tents940 acres · Kampsville, ILThe McCully Heritage Project is a 940- acre environmental center located one mile south of Kampsville, Illinois in beautiful and remote Calhoun County.  We are a private non-profit left as the legacy of Howard and Eva McCully.
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Beautiful overlook of the farm on the second floor
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1912 Vintage Barn Experience
3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Niantic, ILThe 1912 Barn is a 106 historic post and beam barn that makes a wonderful backdrop for a night out in the country. Located only 25 minutes from Springfield historic sites and 10 minutes from Decatur, IL this location makes it easy to tour during the day and relax by the camp fire in the evening.
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The Old Rugged Barn
16 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Towanda, ILI grew up on a farm and thrilled to be enjoying country living once again!We are in central IL near Historic Rt 66, minutes north of Bloomington-Normal with easy access from I-55. I've only been here since 2010, but we are making constant strides to make the place into a place for visitors and community to enjoy. Our 3.5 acres is highlighted by the Old Rugged Barn and welcome the opportunity to host any kind of event! The Old Rugged Barn..... where happy happens!!
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oh hey there I am!
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Bear Creek Farm and Ranch
4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents103 acres · Palmer, ILWe purchased our 45 acre farm in 1997, since then we have operated a sustainable small organic...
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$35
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Willowthorne
2 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Lynwood, ILA stay at Willowthorne offers a unique getaway experience with fresh air and natural beauty where...
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Wildlife & Superman Camp
30 sites · RVs40 acres · Metropolis, ILThis was once a 40 acre farm. It includes 2 ponds and sits next door to nature preserve.Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent or small rv, camper, etc. Bring your fishing pole! Only 4 minutes from town. Metropolis is home to Superman, Fort Massac State Park and Harrah's Casino. Also, right across the Ohio River is Paducah, KY. We have plenty of wildlife being next door to IL Dept of Conservation.
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Community Campfire
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Hicks Haven
20 sites · RVs300 acres · Cobden, ILPart of my property has been in my family for over 50 years. Our farm has grown to its current 300 acres in the last 20 years. The farm is our home where we enjoy privacy and natures beauty. Learn more about this land:Camping spots available over Labor Day Weekend and throughout September and October 2017. Only 15 min. from Bald Knob Cross and Makanda, IL, 30 minutes from Carbondale, IL and close by Shawnee National Forest and State Parks. Camping Spaces are mostly 30 ft x 60 ft. with a few 40 ft. x 40 ft. spots. Spaces are marked so campers can choose from available campsites upon arrival. Campers must be self-contained. Tents are welcomed. Grass Surface with No potable water, electrical hookups, or dump services. Beautiful easy access outdoor secluded camping, near the small towns of Anna-Jonesboro and Cobden, IL. Located also on Kratzinger Hollow Road is the famous Blue Boar Bar and Restaurant and close by is Dixie BBQ, Brickhouse Grill, Yellow Moon Cafe, and other restaurants to enjoy. Hicks Haven is also located in the heart of Southern Illinois Wine Trail. There are several award winning wineries in our area. At least a dozen wineries are as close as 5 minutes to 30 minutes from the campsite.Several lakes are in the area and Parks with easy and rough terrain hiking paths. Just minutes away in Jonesboro is the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds which is home of one of the Lincoln/Douglas Debates. There are bluffs in the Shawnee National Forest Trail of Tears which is 5 minutes from the campsite. Plenty of other trails and parks are close by or just a short drive away.
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$55
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Gathering around the fire at Hickory Ridge Winery.
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Wine Trail Wilderness
8 sites · RVs, Tents37 acres · Pomona, ILWe call our home "The Villa".  It looks like an Italian villa structure appropriately placed between two wineries in the middle of the Shawnee Forest.  It is actually a straw-bale home with supplemental solar energy provided by an array of 18 solar panels.  Originally built as a Holistic Healing Center, we have converted it into a comfortable home with great vibes.  We have converted an old grain bin into a "GrainZebo" just outside our home as a great place to hang out with friends and family. We hope you enjoy the relaxed feel we get living out here in the woods when you come visit.  We will be happy to help you feel at home out here. 
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Recently Remodeled Club House with 
Washrooms.
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Outdoor Private Camping.
7 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Barrington, ILCamping ⛺️ Private Land, Pitch your Tents Outdoors or Indoors. Vans, RV'S, Campers Trailers, Group Camping. Ask for Tents on site. Camping w/ fireplace and Washroom. Pets Welcome fenced property. Privacy surrounded by trees Woods. Pool open during summer seasons. Fire Pit wood included, Walking Trails, Picnic Table. We LOVE our equestrian neighborhood and can recommend many amazing activities for everyone from fisherman to families! Chickens Goats on site free eggs. Plenty of nature activates. Lakes, Rivers near by. Equestrian Community Private Wooded Land Campers, Trailers, Mobile Homes space. Special Rates for extended stays. Minutes away from 90 Kennedy Expwy and Route 59.  Water and 30amp included. Walking Trails,  Picnic Table, Pet Friendly.  We LOVE our equestrian neighborhood and can recommend many amazing activities for everyone from fisherman to families!
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$75
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Trail leading down to the creek path
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Horseshoe Bend
5 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Roanoke, ILFamily owned private campground since the 1940's. Very secluded and private. Nice trails for...
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Barn and the windmill in August
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Little Texas Farm and Lodge
1 site · Lodging600 acres · Grantsburg, ILLocated in the Southern Illinois Ozarks, this lodge and 600 acres are part of the Cache River...
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East Woods on the IL River
2 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Ottawa, ILThis 25 acre parcel was once owned by a sand mining company. There are mounds and valleys all along the Illinois River. We purchased the property in 1987, cut in the road and brought power to the property. The city of Ottawa recently annexed the property into the Ottawa city limits. It's like owning our own wild park.
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Outdoor stays for every style

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Illinois might be notoriously flat—the state’s highest natural point, Charles Mound, is easily eclipsed by Chicago's Willis Tower—but there are still plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures in the Land of Lincoln. Head to the windswept shores of Lake Michigan, grab your backpack and hit the trail in the Shawnee National Forest, or hop in your RV and set out along Route 66. With more than 300 state parks to explore, and a huge choice of campgrounds, glampsites, and cozy cabin rentals, campers have options to suit all four seasons. Summer is peak season, so book well in advance.

Where to Go

Chicago & Around

Once you’ve marveled at the skyscrapers and filled up on hot dogs in Chicago, you’ll find several of Illinois’ most impressive state parks within day-trip distance of the Windy City. Cool off at Illinois Beach State Park along the shores of Lake Michigan, hike to waterfalls and camp in the woods at Starved Rock State Park, or admire the fall foliage in Matthiessen State Park. For winter campers, Rock Cut State Park is a hotspot for cross-country skiing.

Great Rivers Country

Nineteenth-century towns, vineyards, and scenic river valleys provide a change of pace in Western Illinois. Hop between towns like Peoria, Moline, and Galena along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers; spot bald eagles in Grafton, or rent a cabin at nearby Pere Marquette State Park. Mississippi Palisades State Park is another regional highlight, where you can hike, rock climb, or cross-country ski, depending on the season. 

Land of Lincoln

Illinois’ bucolic heartland was the long-time home of Abraham Lincoln, and historic sites are scattered around the countryside between Springfield, Bloomington, and Decatur. If you’re up for one of the world’s most famous road trips, drive your RV on down to Springfield, the birthplace of Route 66, or if woodland views and lake fishing are more your jam, head to Walnut Point State Park, Wolf Creek State Park, or Sangchris Lake State Park.

South Illinois

The rambling Shawnee National Forest stretches over much of southern Illinois, encompassing miles of hiking and horseback riding trails between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Take your pick of some of the state’s most rewarding hikes, including the River to River Trail and the Rim Rock National Recreation Trail, and don’t miss the extraordinary rock formations of the Garden of the Gods. First-come, first-served campsites are available at several NF campgrounds, or you can pitch your tent or park your RV in the dispersed camping areas.

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