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Campsite is set in the woods adjacent to Somonauk Creek. It is very private, not visible from the road or from other ranch facilities.

The primitive site includes a large in-ground fire pit, creek access for fishing and relaxing, picnic table, level campsite with room for 2-3 tents to accommodate larger groups.

Rancho Del Comienzo is located at the intersection

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Campsite is set in the woods adjacent to Somonauk Creek. It is very private, not visible from the road or from other ranch facilities.

The primitive site includes a large in-ground fire pit, creek access for fishing and relaxing, picnic table, level campsite with room for 2-3 tents to accommodate larger groups.

Rancho Del Comienzo is located at the intersection of Somonauk Creek and the Fox River. 150+ years ago, it was a commonly used Native American encampment. Now it is the site fo Rancho Del Comienzo Hay and Horses. We ask that if you find an arrowhead that you respect the land and leave it where it lays.

Somonauk Creek is a known spawning ground of musky and other Illinois river fish. There is access to both the Fox River and Somonauk Creek for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and other water-activities!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Boat
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 78%

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Hipcamper Micah
Micah G.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

This is a a large, private area off of a horse farm in a small clearing. It has a great fire pit, is pretty private, has a lovely stream and very spacious. Strongly recommended.

Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia D.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2021

A terrific spot right next to the creek. We were only there one night so we didn’t explore much, but the site itself was lovely. The sunset was perfect through the trees and the water was clear. Mike and Taylor were friendly and willing to bring firewood out to us and cardboard to get it going since it had been raining. Overall, a great experience for a last-minute camping trip. Thanks Mike and Taylor!

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie A.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2021

Beautiful spot! Tucked away but very plenty of space. We caught about 10 fish in 2 days from bass to catfish! Highly recommend bringing a wagon for your camping gear as it is a short hike. Will definitely book this spot again!

Hipcamper Corine

Gorgeous creek, birds and camping

Corine V.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2021

This site is LOVELY. Creek is beautiful, horses are stunning, and a Barred Owl calls overhead at night. Some noise from a bar across the river, but nothing overwhelming. Mike was very sweet and friendly and helpful. We saw Wild Turkeys in the morning and Red-tailed Hawk in the afternoon.

Hipcamper Lindsay

Gorgeous private creek side camping

Lindsay U.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

What a wonderful property. We camped by the creek for a long weekend and it was gorgeous land and very private. We had tons of room to spread out. We had 2 tents and could have fit several more. Creek was very clear & refreshing, ankle to knee deep. I definitely recommend bringing a wagon as you have a short hike in to the campsite. Hosts were both delightfully kind and extremely helpful & immediately responsive. We purchased firewood and they brought it down for us. 10/10 stars!!!!

Hipcamper Chris

This place creeks my language.

Chris J.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2021

First, Mike and Taylor are great and we’re very communicative and friendly. It was nice to get to chat with Mike when he dropped off firewood.

The farm is really nice and the horses you’ll see on the way to the campsite are friendly and beautiful.

The campsite is perfect. There are a bunch of trees for nice shade and hanging a hammock and/or clothes line. The ground is soft and sandy. The fire pit is large and had stumps to hold up a metal grate to help with cooking.

The creek is the star of the campsite and is where we spent much of our time. The heat index was high during our stay, so we sat and laid in the creek for hours.

I recommend buying firewood for Mike and Taylor as the site is a short hike from where you’ll park. We also brought a collapsible wagon to help haul our gear, which helped a ton.

I can’t stress how nice this experience was and hope to visit again soon.

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Hipcamper Matt

Great!

Matt R.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2021

Great hosts and site - I stayed at the creek site. A little loud at night from the bar across the Fox River. Thanks Taylor and Mike!

Hipcamper Karl
Karl R.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2021

Great private wooded spot! Hearing the creek and the horses was really relaxing, easy drive from Chicago and close to a small town if anything was forgotten.

Hipcamper Billy
Billy D.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2021

Great spot next to a creek. Close to local attractions but totally secluded. Would definitely return!

Property
Mike S.’s Land
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site