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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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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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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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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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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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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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Robyn M.’s Land

72 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents42 acres · Tamms, IL
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Vogt Farm

3 sites · Tents4 acres · Carterville, IL
Multiple tent spots available! Nestled in the heart of southern Illinois, our property offers a picturesque setting with a wildlife refuge, lakes, waterfalls, and proximity to top wineries. Explore the beauty of the Shawnee National Forest through stunning hiking and biking trails or satisfy your adventurous side with ATV parks for mud enthusiasts. Take in the iconic Bald Knob Cross, enjoy riverside activities, indulge in hunting and fishing, or unwind with a round of golf. Our property caters to a variety of interests, ensuring there's something for everyone in the breathtaking landscape of southern Illinois. Need to get reservation in ASAP the spot's will fill quickly $100 deposit required we accept cash app and chime or ask for a different payment method. Campsite RULES A liability waiver must be signed at arrival 420 friendly, drinking is permitted belligerent will not be accepted. Porta potty will be accessible, firewood will be available for campfires. Trash cans will be provided. We ask for all campers to respect the property owners and your fellow camper No pets allowed sorry. We do have dogs on our property and are very friendly but will be managed during the event.
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Kaskaskia River Camping & RV Park

40 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · New Athens, IL
Welcome to the Village of New Athens RV Park! We sincerely appreciate your choice to stay with us. As you settle in, we're thrilled to invite you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of our campgrounds and the warmth of our community. Our park offers a range of amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. You'll find convenient water hookups and sewer connections, along with waterfront views that promise a serene and picturesque experience. Embrace the outdoors at our picnic area and explore the surrounding landscapes, as we happily welcome pets, making your stay pet-friendly. For the adventurous souls, we have hike and bike campsites, providing opportunities for thrilling exploration on our gravel roads. Should you require any essentials during your stay, rest assured, we have gasoline available nearby. And as the evening settles in, gather around the fire pit, where cherished memories are created, fostering camaraderie among fellow travelers. While you're here, don't miss out on the various activities we offer. Cast a line and indulge in the art of fishing, or take to the waters for a boating adventure that promises to be both invigorating and unforgettable. Once again, thank you for being our guest. We look forward to making your time with us truly memorable as you embrace the wonders of our Village of New Athens RV Park. Happy exploring!
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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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