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Kane Lake has been a favorite campsite for Camp Ondessonk visitors since it's founding in 1959. Situated away from the main area of Camp but easily accessible by car, this unique, park-like campsite has over 2 acres of tent space, many trees for hammocks, and a large pavilion giving campers lots of sleeping options no matter the weather. The campsite at Kane Lake has a fire

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Kane Lake has been a favorite campsite for Camp Ondessonk visitors since it's founding in 1959. Situated away from the main area of Camp but easily accessible by car, this unique, park-like campsite has over 2 acres of tent space, many trees for hammocks, and a large pavilion giving campers lots of sleeping options no matter the weather. The campsite at Kane Lake has a fire pit, benches, picnic tables, trash can, recycling bin, and outhouse. Water can be delivered for no charge. Many of Camp Ondessonk's hiking and biking trails are near Kane Lake making it the perfect basecamp for exploring our 983 acres and adjacent Shawnee National Forest. It's a short hike to Cedar Falls, the tallest free falling waterfall in Illinois, as well as other great hikes on and off our property. Fishing is allowed, but no boating or swimming.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

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Hipcamper Robert

Loved it!

Robert M.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2022

Lovely large private space on lake with beautiful home nearby

Hipcamper Edward
Edward B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 22nd, 2022

I stayed at Kane Lake for three days. I liked the peacefulness and quietness of the location. It rained heavily on my first full day and the site was soggy and muddy for rest of the stay, probably a matter of geology. The water container provision was nice and invaluable. However, the container was labeled “Do Not Use - Leaks”. Sure enough between my use and the leak I was soon left with a half container of ice cubes and no water. Obviously, I would have preferred a container that didn’t leak and could have done without the ice cubes - just water.

Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick H.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

Very beautiful camp with unique cabins. They went above and beyond to get me set up with a late arrival. Next time I want to try a tree cabin!

Hipcamper Colleah
Colleah H.
recommends this listing.
May 11th, 2021

I really don’t want to say too much as a selfish way of keeping this gem a bit of a secret. What a perfect stop for us.

Awards

Best of 2022 Illinois
3rd place
Property
Camp Ondessonk
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$12/night
1 Site