Camping near Chicago with fishing

Watch the sunrise over Lake Michigan or fish in the Illinois River on a camping escape near Chicago.

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11 top campgrounds near Chicago with fishing

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Willowthorne

6 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Lynwood, IL
Discover the Charm of Willowthorne: Your Rustic Sanctuary Amid Natural Beauty.Willowthorne invites you to revel in the natural allure and organic rhythm of life on the farm, fostering enduring memories that extend long after your visit. Nestled within a serene 9-acre organic blueberry farm , Willowthorne emerges as an idyllic escape where the sunsets are sublime, and the night sky brims with twinkling stars, and the hosts are charming and delightful. This unique getaway marries the essence of organic farming, educational pursuits, and warm hospitality to create an unparalleled outdoor experience. Catering to tent camping aficionados and retreat groups, our pastoral campgrounds are graced with picturesque views of a tranquil pond and willow trees. While our space welcomes the modest charm of tents, small RVs, and campers, we maintain a rustic essence without power hook-ups, encouraging guests to connect with nature. Each campsite is thoughtfully equipped with a personal fire ring and table for your convenience. Our area offers an incredible variety of recreational and sightseeing activities. Find peace and tranquility among nature or travel just 25 miles north to visit the heart of Chicago! We are central to many Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State Parks and beaches. Several good restaurants and breweries are also nearby. PLEASE NOTE: Please drive slowly and cautiously through our property. We are an active farm with a lot of activity all year round. Please pitch your tent in the designated campground area. In support of conservation of the natural ecosystem, please refrain from broadcast pesticides, i.e. Raid, Yard Guard, etc. Spraying skin, clothing, and personal property with mosquito repellent in your designated camping is fine. Our farm has beehives placed at a safe distance from the campsites to ensure guest safety. Obey posted signs and please stay out of designated work areas OBSERVE FIRE SAFETY. Leave fire ring in designated spot. Never leave fire unattended. No fires on windy days. Extinguish fire before leaving campsite. Please read: https://www.hipcamp.com/journal/everything-you-need-to-know-about-fire-safety For Your Convenience: Firewood: Purchase bundles of wood on site as non-local wood can disrupt the local ecosystem through disease or invasive species. Feel free to collect any small, fallen twigs for kindling. (Wood in stacked piles is not for burning but reserved for mushroom cultivation and other projects.) Honey: We offer honey harvested from blueberry blossoms in spring and the rich flavors of black locust and clover in late summer. Blueberries: Come July, partake in our U-pick blueberry farm, an experience seamlessly woven into your stay. Misc. We also offer a variety of organic garden vegetables and herbs throughout the growing season. Kindly inquire on availability upon arrival if you are interested in any of these farm fresh goodies. We look forward to having you enjoy the natural beauty at Willowthorne!
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Bear Bottom Ranch

2 sites · RVs, Tents32 acres · Millbrook, IL
Welcome to Bear Bottom Ranch! Come and enjoy our 32 acres of wooded property where a creek runs through. We have gorgeous oak trees and walnut trees all throughout the property. Ifare looking for a private camping experience, this place is for you. We usually have a couple horses on the property and I have two unleashed dogs that are friendly with people and dogs. We will be at the top of the property, keeping to ourselves. We hope you’ll enjoy our place!
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Michigan City Camping/4min to Beach

1 site · RV, Tent9 acres · Michiana Shores, IN
Discover the ultimate outdoor retreat at our secluded campsite in Michigan City, Indiana, nestled on 9 acres of lush woodland just minutes from the beach. Our spacious site accommodates multiple tents and features a hammock, bonfire pit (Fire wood provided), and picnic table for your comfort. Enjoy the tranquility of nature with the convenience of local breweries, wineries, and the Indiana Dunes National Park nearby. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, our campsite offers the perfect backdrop for your next camping getaway.
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Rocking Horse Camping Farm

1 site · Lodging15 acres · Gary, IN
This is a hidden gem in the outskirts of Gary. Located on the Calumet river is this amazing horse farm with 3 horses and 4 ponies. It’s 1 mile off of the 80/94 and 65 highway. Only a 45 min drive from Chicago. We also offer free parking to Miller Beach on Lake Michigan which is only a 10 min ride
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Cohen’s Nature Retreat Riverwoods

1 site · Tent1 acre · Riverwoods, IL
One acre land. Enjoy a glamping set up in the heart of Chicago’s Northshore. Minutes to the beach, golf courses, nature preserve biking, canoeing, horseback riding, kitesurfing, kayaking, restaurants, rock climbing, museums, trains to Chicago and Milwaukee. Access to the 12 person swim spa, grill, bonfire, outdoor fireplace.
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The Hideaway at Cooper Lake

3 sites · Lodging30 acres · Westville, IN
The Hideaway is located on private property in Otis, Indiana. Three canvas tents line our man made, creek fed lake. The lake is over 6 acres and approximately 35 ft deep. The lake is stocked with catfish, bluegill, bass and other fish perfect for fishing. Wildflowers and natural paths are available for walking and scenic photoshoots. The property is near the tollroad. Some guests do not notice the noise others have been more sensitive to it. There is space for each site to have privacy. Each site has their own shower, flushing port-o-john, fire pit, dining area. There is a shared space near the lake which includes lounging furniture. We proudly do not have wifi and encourage our guests to unplug and relax!
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A Creek Runs Through It

2 sites · RVs2 acres · Elgin, IL
When I first stepped foot on this property I literally fell to my knees in awe of the beauty. There were many offers on it but I had to have it so I offered well over asking price. It has been an adventure making it my own over the past 4 years. I even got a pet pig - Alice! I love sharing this beautiful piece of land with other nature lovers. It's rare to have property of this size with this beauty in a Chicago suburb. You feel like you're out in the middle of the woods yet if you drive 5 minutes to Randall road there's any restaurant or store you could ever need. I look forward to sharing this space with you!
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Jihari's Safari

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Portage, IN
Located inside a gated campground, Jihari's Safari is a vintage RV Mobile home that has been renovated into a cozy safari motif get a way! It comfortably sleeps three adults. Less than 50 ft from the camper are three pools and just a short walking distance from the lake where guest can enjoy boating, Kayaking, fishing and much more. Enjoy a game of miniature golf, tennis or biking; Guest with smaller children can enjoy a splash pad, bouncing house and secured playlot. Enjoy a meal at a on-site restaurant with a varied menu. Various themed activities for all ages. Enjoyable fun for all....... HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!
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Shore lakefront

1 site · Tent1 acre · Mundelein, IL
Learn more about this land:Beautiful peaceful and serene. Lakefront property-1 hour to Chicago- or Milwaukee. Great America 15 minutes - Chicago botanical gardens 40 minutes. Train station 5 minutes- local downtown eateries
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Rehm Acres

1 site · RV5 acres · Antioch, IL
Offering a great little spot to overnight as a rest area between Chicago and Milwaukee only 2 miles off of 294. Nothing special but a low cost option to park and relax. Do have a donkey and peacocks that can make noise and do have morning traffic, but the area is indeed rural and the property is relaxing. Site is close to house but our property is your property during your stay.
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Harvest Moon

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Momence, IL
Quietly tucked away ranch style property, with view of cattle farm, Tons of natural wildlife, and we have 11 chickens as well. we are 420 friendly and very respectful. there is always someone home so we are always guarded =D. we have no bathroom or elect or water access this is for a spot to park and have room to relax. we are located 10 miles from the town of Momence with access to anything needed. we are always there if need anything or have question's Thank you!!!
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Camping near Chicago with fishing guide

Overview

Looking for the perfect camping spot near Chicago, Illinois to indulge in your favorite activity of fishing? Look no further than Mulln-Heim Vineyards (342 reviews), East Woods on the IL River (135 reviews), and Harvest the Good Farm (77 reviews) for an unforgettable fishing experience. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, these campsites offer popular amenities such as pets, cooking equipment, and toilets to make your stay comfortable. And with activities like boating, climbing, and, of course, fishing, you'll have plenty to keep you entertained. With an average price per night of $40 and options as low as $20, camping near Chicago, Illinois has never been more affordable.

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