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Camping in Illinois with fishing

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

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12 top campgrounds in Illinois with fishing

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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 13 times

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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$50
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Booked 13 times

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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$32
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Booked 1 time

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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$50
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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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$20
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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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$15
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Robyn M.’s Land

72 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents42 acres · Tamms, IL
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$20
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Ridge Camping Private

34 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents42 acres · Mill Creek, IL
Learn more about this land:You will hike to your private primitive destination. We ask that you please have an above ground firepit! Explore the property and enjoy a private stay!!!!!!!!!!!
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$10
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Harmony Hill Acres

48 sites · RVs, Tents18 acres · Centralia, IL
Ranch lands of a prior Horse Ranch at the edge of town is conveniently located. Most of the property is pasture area but plenty of yard for tent camping and LOTS of space for those who want to pitch a tent in the pastures. We have small goats, chickens, and turkeys on-site (please do not enter barn or animal pens). There are no hookups for water or power, but we can accommodate some use of water from our spigots. We live about 2 miles from our local lake, which has boat access and paddling access. The beautiful view of sunsets and sunrises are spectacular more times than not. We host large herd of deer traveling and sometimes bedding down in our pastures, so be sure to watch early mornings for them to be on the move. We are very close to town, but the 18-acre site brings a serene aspect to the grounds. ***WE ARE BRINGING IN A PORTA-POTTY OR 2 FOR THE TENT CAMPERS OVER THE WEEKEND OF 4/6/24 SOLAR ECLIPSE. WE ALSO HAVE A COTTAGE KITCHEN AND WILL HAVE A FEW BREAKFAST ITEMS, BREADS, AND SWEET BREADS FOR ORDER.
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$20
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Booked 5 times

Eclipse Camping-Kinkaid Lake ILOzrk

11 sites · Tents3 acres · Murphysboro, IL
This property is currently operating at the following Hipcamp link, where you can read reviews, see additional photos, and book: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/land/illinois-heron-house-total-eclipse-camping-306yh9ml 2024 Total Eclipse Camping in the Path of Totality and Longest Duration Four minutes and six seconds of totality! Immerse yourself in the experience at the edge of a lake away from light pollution. The entire eclipse will last over 2 hours, start to finish. Pitch your tent in the path of totality at the edge of Kinkaid Lake and the Shawnee Forest. Campsites have shade and views of open skies for the eclipse. Additional attractions and amenities are detailed below. We look forward to hosting you! Heron House Campground is in the path of totality and just a few miles from the point of greatest duration. This listing is for 1 of a handful of sites that can be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Heron House is located 5 ½ miles northwest of Murphysboro at the edge of Kinkaid Lake and the Shawnee National Forest in the Illinois Ozarks (away from city lights). It is gorgeous country! Here the skies are dark, the laughs are belly-deep, the wildlife is boisterous, and deep breaths of contentment live among the breezes in the bluffs. Heron House Family Campground is registered as an approved campground with the local health department (Jackson County). Heron House is a relaxing camping environment with friendly hosts. Campsites are available April 4-April 9. 3-night minimum $80 per camper per day, tents only Payment and signed release of liability for the individual making the reservation are due at the time of reservation. Campsites have shade trees and access to uninhibited views (open skies for the eclipse). The night skies are stunning here. Heron House also has a shaded porch that campers are welcome to sit and enjoy a cold beverage on. :) Campsites will be booked in the order that payment and releases are received. Attractions and Amenities: •Multiple gorgeous hiking trails--from easy to rigorous--and biking opportunities close by (hosts have additional information) •Walking distance to Kinkaid Lake and Marina, which has a restaurant, bar, laundry, showers, and convenience shop •Kinkaid Lake Spillway is the area’s most beautiful “swimming hole” and can be accessed by car (6-min. drive) or boat •Fishing docks and lake within walking distance •Beautiful lakeside and sunset strolls •Owners/hosts on-site •Wineries nearby (by car); firewood available for purchase on-site •Parking on-site (one standard-size parking place per campsite) •Award-winning restaurants nearby, including 17th Street Barbecue, three-time World Grand Champions •Science and history museums (adult and kid-friendly) •The area is a nature lover’s paradise, surrounded by national forest and state parks and stunning beauty Campers have access to shared, serviced toilet facilities and hand-washing stations that meet county code. Laundry (coin) and shower facilities are located within walking distance at the local marina. Potable water, dumpster for trash, and a large, in-the-ground, shared campfire pit for campers to share. Campers are very welcome to bring self-sustaining cooking/campfire equipment as long as it is in a contained unit that is raised off of the ground. In other words, no fires or dig pits on/in the ground. Thanks! A power-strip station is available for campers to share to charge mobile phones, laptops, and tablets; these are the only electronic devices that can be charged at the power station, so please be sure to have adequate batteries or charging equipment for other devices. For the courtesy of others, gas-powered generators are not permitted, and power is not available on-site for electric generators. Reservations will be secured once payment and release for the individual whose name is on the reservation have been received, but please note that each individual camper must sign a release of liability (guardians sign for minors). If the release has not been signed before arrival, it must be signed upon arrival. Please note that refunds will not be granted, including for refusal to sign the release on the part of any camper in the party. Free coffee in the morning for early risers from 6 a.m. 'til it's gone, and free treats in the evening for after-supper snackers ('til they're gone). :) We look forward to hosting your magnificent stay in Southernmost Illinois for the 2024 Total Eclipse!
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$90
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Wildlife & Superman Camp

30 sites · RVs40 acres · Metropolis, IL
This was once a 40 acre farm. It includes 2 ponds and sits next door to nature preserve.Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent or small rv, camper, etc. Bring your fishing pole! Only 4 minutes from town. Metropolis is home to Superman, Fort Massac State Park and Harrah's Casino. Also, right across the Ohio River is Paducah, KY. We have plenty of wildlife being next door to IL Dept of Conservation.
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$100
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Angel Creek

15 sites · Tents18 acres · Sheridan, IL
Angel Creek, the Human Habitat, is a stunningly forested primitive campground that provides an array of tent camping spaces suitable for couples, family gatherings, and everything in between. Owned and managed by the Garcia family, campers will undoubtedly recognize and appreciate the meticulous hard work and attention to detail dedicated to each site, trail, and overall experience at Angel Creek.
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$40
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Welcome to Hipcamp! Looking to go camping in Illinois and enjoy some fishing? You're in luck! With over 700 options in Illinois that cater to fishing enthusiasts, you're sure to find the perfect spot. Whether you prefer pitching a tent by the lake or parking your RV near a river, we've got you covered. And with campsites like Wine Trail Wilderness (291 reviews), Bear Creek Farm and Ranch (273 reviews), and Linden Campground (190 reviews) being top favorites, you can trust that you'll have a great experience. Plus, if you're worried about the cost, don't be! Our average price per night is just $35, and we have options available for as low as $10. So pack your gear and get ready to reel in some memories!

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