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Camping in Illinois

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

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Welcome to our Magical Woods
5 units · Tents16 acres · Marseilles, IllinoisPeaceful & enchanting. Very rustic and private. 
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McCully Heritage Project
7 units · Glamping, Tents940 acres · Kampsville, IllinoisThe McCully Heritage Project is a 940- acre environmental center located one mile south of...
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Zellers' Peaceful Place
7 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Ashton, IllinoisWe have 4 acres of flat land with lots of flower beds, and even a dog agility course. Our...
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1912 Vintage Barn Experience
3 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Niantic, IllinoisThe 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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CSC Permaculture Project
3 units · Glamping, Tents9 acres · Illinois8.7 Acres, One Vision.We Are Building A Demonstration Project That Shows How To Create Truly Sustainable Community. Using Permaculture.Our idea is to:-Develop the overall biological health of the property, thereby increasing abundance and sustainable utilization of the land-Utilize the space for educational and demonstration purposes in accordance with our vision, mission, and goals-Create approaches and programs (Like Hipcamp!) to make the property economically self-supporting and capable of generating income for the CSC and for individuals working upon the property-Support the experience of community on the property by providing opportunities for meaningful relationships among those who work with the land and among those who visit the property for recreation, education, and meditation-Work to make the property inviting to the CSC participants, Stelle residents, and community visitors
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The Old Rugged Barn
16 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Towanda, IllinoisI grew up on a farm and thrilled to be enjoying country living once again!We are in central IL...
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Bear Creek Farm and Ranch
4 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents103 acres · Palmer, IllinoisWe purchased our 45 acre farm in 1997, since then we have operated a sustainable small organic...
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Goatland
4 units · Tents15 acres · Freeport, IllinoisThis fifteen acre livestock farm in NW IL was my dream when I rode a cubicle, and had to go to...
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Linden Camprground
8 units · Glamping, Tents12 acres · IllinoisWe bought the farmette with much work outside and home interior remodel to complete. We slowly...
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Emerald Acres
2 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Worden, IllinoisWelcome to Emerald Acres, our hobby farm with 3 llamas, goats, 2 pot bellied pigs, and a few...
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Escape to Nature
8 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Huntley, Illinois This property is located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Huntley is only an hour...
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Robyn M.’s Land
109 units · Motorhomes, Tents42 acres · Tamms, Illinois
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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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