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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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Community of Faith Church-Eclipse

105 sites · RVs15 acres · Marion, IL
Our church sits on approximtely 15 acres of open property. Community of Faith is a non-denominational protestant church. Services are held on Sunday at 10am in the Sanctuary. The church's Boy Scout troop is in charge of the camping and will be there to assist guests as needed. The property has large open grassy areas with access to 3 outdoor flushing restroom facilities, a pavilion and a fire pit. Campers are welcome to camp right on the property, vehicles allowed at camp site (subject to ground moisture levels) otherwise parking areas are very close by. Plenty of room for campers to spread out and enjoy their own space. Campers would need to bring their own equipment, tables, chairs, etc. Property is located at the intersection of Rt 148 and Rt 13 on the outskirts of Marion IL. It is minutes away from numerous shopping and food conveniences.
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Big Muddy Brewing

22 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Murphysboro, IL
Big Muddy Brewing - Dead Center For 2024 Total Eclipse "The Great Gig In The Sky". Camping that week includes Free Shuttle Bus to Pond Ridge Adventure Campground (Eclipse Overflow Camping) plus local restaurants and attractions, Friday Night: Adlar Planetarium Presentations including Star Gazing , Music Saturday & Sunday By The Ivas John Band & The Monolithic Pink Floyd Night Show. Big Muddy's a production craft brewery and taproom offering over 25 beers on tap. Our taproom has beer tastings, pints and growlers as well as wine and craft spirits. We also have plenty of packaged beer to go. Our kitchen has Flatbread pizzas, Chicago dogs, Italian beef subs, Bavarian pretzels & more. Check our Facebook page for a schedule of events.
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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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Pond Ridge Adventure

35 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Murphysboro, IL
We have 50 acres located in Southern Illinois 4 miles south of Murphysboro connected to 100 acres of Shawnee National forest.We set up a small family primitive campground for our family to enjoy every evening we ride our utv over from our house and watch the wildlife there are deer turkeys bobcats and many other small animal.Learn more about this land:Mostly suitable for Rv with generators and self contained units
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Sugar Tree Farm

41 sites · Tents250 acres · Allendale, IL
Welcome to the celestial haven at "Sugar Tree" farm, where nature's beauty meets the anticipation of the 2024 solar eclipse, offering the longest and most spectacular viewing experience right from our center stage location. Situated on 160 acres of picturesque farmland and an additional 100 acres of enchanting forest along the Wabash River, our property provides an idyllic setting for celestial enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Marvel at the unobstructed views, rolling hills, grass pastures, and serene creeks that paint a breathtaking panorama. The riverfront offers a tranquil retreat, while the diverse landscapes invite wildlife to flourish. Witness the majestic flight of bald eagles, the graceful presence of blue herons, the rhythmic tapping of woodpeckers, and the gentle grazing of white-tailed deer and turkeys. Squirrels, rabbits, and the rich variety of Wabash River fish complete the vibrant tapestry of our farm. Whether you're planning a day trip or setting up for a week of celestial wonder, the short 15-minute drive to Mt. Carmel, Lawrenceville, or Vincennes ensures easy access to supplies. Join us at "Sugar Tree" farm, where the magic of the solar eclipse meets the tranquility of nature, creating an unforgettable experience for all who seek to bask in the celestial spectacle and the wonders of the Wabash River landscape.
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Tall Tree Lake

32 sites · RVs, Tents220 acres · Buncombe, IL
We are a 220 acre family owned and operated campground in the middle of the Shawnee National forest. We love providing a safe, beautiful, peaceful, and central location for people to enjoy our beautiful area. Fishing and hiking are welcomed for all of our guests! Located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. Close proximity to Ferne Clyffe State Park, Tunnel Hill Bike Trail, and only a 10 minute drive from I-24.
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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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Horseshoe Bend

6 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Roanoke, IL
Family owned private campground since the 1940's. Very secluded and private. Nice trails for hiking or biking. There is even a small "race track" in the bottom bowl near the creek.
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The Back 20

92 sites · Tents20 acres · Mount Vernon, IL
Discover the beauty of nature on our 20-acre property, where primitive tent sites await your peaceful retreat. Embrace the simplicity of a camping experience with contained fires and the companionship of your pets, all while enjoying the serene rural setting. For those who enjoy fishing, off-road trails, and the allure of a breathtaking eclipse away from city lights, our location offers the perfect backdrop. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the countryside and make lasting memories surrounded by the beauty of nature. Water is readily available on-site, ensuring your basic needs are met as you embark on a rustic and adventurous camping journey. We welcome you to join us for an unforgettable stay, and if you have any further questions or inquiries, please feel free to reach out. Your peaceful and scenic escape awaits!
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Parker M.’s Land

5 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Flat Rock, IL
3.5 Acers of Bliss, where we invite up to four tent campers and one RV camper at a time. Very spacious and beautiful outdoor campground surrounded by trees and sunshine! While you're here you can enjoy swimming in a large underground pool, cozy camp fires by our gravel area with seating, and a soak in the hot tub to relax and unwind.
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Robyn M.’s Land

72 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents42 acres · Tamms, IL
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The Vaudeville Urban Farm Fun!

8 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Chicago, IL
Twenty years of growing this farm... Not what grows here but the farm itself! Stone and brick pulled from the ground till we found the beautiful earth beneath and built an incredible community around it. Or rather, it grew itself from the energy that surrounds it. It's a special spot where you may happen upon a fire in the sugar shack while we boil city collected sap into maple syrup or have an open jam night with world class jazz musicians. Enjoy the morning serenade of our rooster! Really, just come and be here. Though we think we're pretty cool, a few things to note that you may not think are so cool: There is a train that runs directly behind the farm. Light sleepers, may want to bring ear plugs. Bring your tent to The Vaudeville! (RVs, campers, trailers, vans please see the ** at the bottom). Our urban farm is smack in the middle of Chicago only a 10 minute bike or train ride from Downtown, Lake Michigan, The Mag Mile and all Chicago has to offer! Bike the Lake Shore Trail, walk the 606, kayak the Chicago River, catch a blues show or Hawks game or just relax with the goats and chickens in the 9,000 square foot farm that we absolutely love to share with fellow campers! ** We have stopped hosting RVs, campers/vans, pull behinds and larger vehicles because we are finding it difficult to get them in the entrance gate but if you feel amazingly capable with your backing in skills in your rig and you're super patient, laid back and extra cool, let us know and we may be able to make it work!! :)
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Camping in Illinois guide

Overview

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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