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River, stream, or creek camping near Cairo

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The Art Farm Women's Retreat

45 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents34 acres · Paducah, KY
The Art Farm is women owned. The farm is 34 acres of rolling farmland, woods and pasture. We are surrounded by woodland and farmland on all sides. Enjoy nature. Watch wildlife. Listen to the birds singing. You will often see deer in the evenings. Walk or drive to the main residence to enjoy the pool, hot tub and hot outdoor shower. (5 minute walk or 1 minute drive) We have a few dedicated women's campouts each year, and some art-making workshops, retreats, and quilting weekends, too. Native land of Chickasaw, Quapaw and Osage nations. LGBTQ friendly. :)
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Wine Trail Wilderness

11 sites · RVs, Tents37 acres · Pomona, IL
The Shawnee National Forest surrounds us, accessible only by wandering roads, passing over creeks and alongside wineries. The trip is worth the beautiful drive, eventually arriving at "The Villa". Our home looks like an Italian villa, appropriately placed between two wineries in the middle of the Shawnee Forest. It is actually a straw-bale home with supplemental solar energy. 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 fun place to hang out with friends and family. We hope you enjoy the same relaxed feel we get while living out here in the woods, when you come visit. We will be happy to help you feel at home out here. We love sharing the Shawnee experience.
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$30
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Booked 2 times

Total Eclipse Camp, Commerce, MO

10 sites · RVs4 acres · Commerce, MO
The Village of Commerce is located halfway between St.Louis and Memphis. Commerce has an unobstructed view of the Mississippi without a levee. This location will have approximately 4 minutes of totality for the April 8, 2024 eclipse. There is public access to the Mississippi for fishing and exploring.
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Riverview Campground

12 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Grand Chain, IL
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$30
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Booked 3 times

Temple Hill Campground

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Golconda, IL
This is a 2 acre campsite with views of a creek. Optimal views of the total solar eclipse are available here. Shawnee Forest is conveniently located close by. This campsite is 7 miles from interstate 24. This is a Permaculture Homestead. Tours could be available to see the animals and regenerative farming
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Hicks Haven Campsite

20 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · Jonesboro, IL
Part of my property has been in my family for over 60 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 for the Solar Eclipse 2024 from April 6 through April 9. 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. 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. Porta-potties are available. Feel free to enjoy the community campfire, whereas wood is provided. Bring your lawn chairs and telescopes. Along with a fishing pole to fish in the nearby pond. Beautiful easy access outdoor secluded camping, near the small towns of Anna-Jonesboro and Cobden, IL. Located nearby is the Blue Boar, Dixie BBQ, Brickhouse Grill, Iron Whisk, and other restaurants to enjoy. Hicks Haven is 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 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 and plenty of other trails and parks just a short drive away.
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Red Gate Farm, LLC

2 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Creal Springs, IL
Welcome to Red Gate Farm, LLC, a farm with a vision! We previously ran a very successful Hipcamp site at our previous property, but completely relocated and are starting fresh! We purchased 50 acres of GORGEOUS timbered property, with rolling forested hills, several creeks, trees towering over 100 feet tall, and abundant wildlife. It's absolutely perfect for Hipcamp! In addition to our working farm including dairy goats, free-range hens, and forest-raised heritage hogs, depending on when you come, you may also be able to observe some of the wild horses that come here for gentling, or even observe our gorgeous Gypsy Vanner at work on the farm! Better yet, for an additional fee, you can take advantage of one or more hands-on opportunities we offer! Building a new farm (and Hipcamp program) from scratch takes time--years even, but we decided now is as a good a time as any to share our beautiful timber with Hipcampers looking for some peace and privacy. Thus, we are kicking off our Grand Opening of the new sites. We are excited to offer a steeply discounted rate for 2023, with the understanding that our new Hipcamp sites are still being developed. While the site itself will be groomed and set up as listed, the surrounding grass won't be perfectly green yet, there will still be a lot of dead-wood and natural debris around the sites, and trails are a bit rough and uneven. If you can overlook the "rustic" aspects though, and enjoy the beauty of the peace and quiet of just enjoying nature, as it has sat unmanaged for roughly 50 years around the sites, then you are likely to love every moment! If you desire more adventure than just hanging around and enjoying nature, be sure to check out the additional experiences we offer here on the farm, as well as the entire surrounding area. Southern IL is made up of the Shawnee National Forest and multiple state parks and recreational areas. You can find a wide variety of activities to keep you busy! Even the local towns have much to offer, whether you enjoy fine dining, casual restaurants, antique shopping, or a nice theater production.
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Hidden Bluff Primitive Camp

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Grantsburg, IL
Perfect for Tent, Car or Backpack primitive camping, you can sleep under the stars, sit by the campfire, and view the beauty of nature on a gorgeous 5 acre woodland property located at the edge of the Shawnee National Forest. Nestled between Herron Pond, Cave Creek, Little Black Slough, and Mermet Swamps, Cache River State Nature Area, Ferne Cliff State Park, Sampsons Mountain, Lake Glendale, Little Grand Canyon, Dixon Springs State Park, Jackson Falls, Tunnel Hill State Trail, Dutchman Lake, Garden of the Gods, Burden Falls, Lake of Egypt, Giant City State Park, Cave-in-Rock State Park, and Belle Smith Springs, there is no shortage of beautiful scenery, great hiking, repelling, picnicking, boating, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, and botanic wonders! It is also located between the Southern Illinois and Shawnee Hills Wine Trails.
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Camp Ondessonk

9 sites · Tents983 acres · Ozark, IL
Operating since 1959, Camp Ondessonk is a non-profit youth camp on 983 acres of beautiful wooded property adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest. Guests have access to several miles of paved road for walking and cycling, 15 miles of on-site hiking and biking trails, and access to a huge network of public Shawnee National Forest trails including the River-to-River Trail. Our property is home to the tallest free-falling waterfall in Illinois, Cedar Falls, as well as rock bottom creeks, canyons, prairies, forests, and hills. Detailed trail maps of our property and the surrounding area are available. Guests are welcome to stroll the grounds, observe our horses grazing in the pastures, enjoy views of our lakes and forests, or relax by the campfire. Stop by the Camp Store at the Trading Post to purchase Ondessonk apparel, souvenirs, or essential items. To schedule a guided hike, boating, archery, or horseback riding program, or test yourself on our high challenge course or climbing wall, contact Ondessonk staff for program availability and more information. The Camp Kitchen can prepare certain meals for you; contact us for meal availability and more information. 
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Looking for a camping adventure near Cairo, Illinois? Look no further! Hipcamp offers over 530 options for camping in this area, ensuring you'll find the perfect spot for your outdoor getaway. With options as low as $5 per night and an average price of $25 per night, there's something for every budget. Check out top campsites like Four Creeks Campground (169 reviews), The Art Farm Women's Retreat (73 reviews), and Cinco de Mayo Campground (56 reviews). Plus, you'll have access to popular amenities like showers, toilets, and cooking equipment. Whether you're into whitewater paddling, exploring historic sites, or climbing, you'll find it all near Cairo, Illinois. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience!

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