Lakeside camping near Chicago

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

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4 top lakeside campgrounds near Chicago

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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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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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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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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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Lakeside camping near Chicago guide

Overview

Looking for a camping experience near Chicago, Illinois, with a lake for your outdoor adventures? Look no further than Hipcamp! With over 140 available options in the area, you're sure to find the perfect spot to pitch your tent or park your RV. One top campsite with rave reviews is Mulln-Heim Vineyards (342 reviews), offering stunning lake views and a peaceful atmosphere. If you prefer a more rustic setting, check out East Woods on the IL River (135 reviews), surrounded by beautiful nature and offering access to boating and historic sites. For a unique urban camping experience, The Vaudeville Urban Farm Fun! (136 reviews) is a great choice, with amenities like campfires and showers. With an average price per night of $55 and options as low as $35, camping near Chicago, Illinois has never been more accessible and enjoyable!

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