Hipcamp host John F.,
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Two beautiful sites with campfire and area for tents. Both sites overlook a firing range. Waivers must be signed to use range. Steel and paper targets provided. Car, suv, truck, and smaller RV parking. 15 minute drive to Cedar Lake, 10 minutes to Bad Lands paint ball No electrical hookup, no plumbing. (Yet) Porta potty provided

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

There are horse riding facilities in the area.

Biking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Gun Smoke Ranch in Illinois.

Farm

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Hipcamper Uchralsaikhan

My new go to place for camping.

Uchralsaikhan B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 3rd, 2021

My new go to place for camping. It’s a clean place that’s secluded enough that you don’t have to worry about privacy. There’s a nice fire pit you can sit around with free fire wood. Clean porta-potty toilet on-site. And the host John is very accommodating and very responsive to texts. A very nice man in general. I’d recommend this place to my friends.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on June 17th, 2021

Thank you! Loved meeting all of you and the pups! Hope you book again with us soon!

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Hipcamper Jason

Great campsites

Jason R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 22nd, 2021

Beautiful property, John was an outstanding host. Would happily stay here anytime while in the area. We had a great time! Highly recommend this camping area to any and everyone thinking about staying at Gun Smoke Ranch.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on June 17th, 2021

Was talking to Justin and my wife about y’all recently, wondering how your disk golf tournament went in Indiana? If your ever in the area, don’t forget about us! We put up two DG goals because of you guys! You’ll have to come check em out!

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Hipcamper Alexandra
Alexandra G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 6th, 2021

Perfect hideaway! Gun Smoke Ranch was the perfect getaway! We spent two nights here and would have gladly hung around longer! John is a fabulous and thoughtful host. Stop looking and book this location now! You will not regret it!

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Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on June 17th, 2021

Thanks for the review! The lights look awesome! So glad you chose us for your get-away. Hope you think of us when you plan your next one. God Bless

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Hipcamper Karl

One of my favorite places to camp!

Karl J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 14th, 2021

As a stand alone campsite it's great. Both tent sites are under trees and shaded and have picnic tables. The port a potty is clean and well maintained.

My favorite part and easily the most unique is the on site gun range. John is a great host and easy to communicate with before we even arrived. The free dozen chicken eggs and fire wood speaks to his generosity. I would hands down recommend this place to anyone.
**bonus** It was a clear night and I was able to take some great shots of the sky. The gun range is wide open and has an unobstructed view of the sky from nearly every angle.

There is a clear view of the sky which is great for night shots in any direction.  This angle is from the end of the range(~50 yards) towards the first campsite.  Gun Smoke Ranch
Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on June 17th, 2021

Thanks Karl! I had a lot of fun hanging out and shooting with all of you. Great crew of guys you got there! Thanks again for booking with us and we hope to see you soon! God bless.

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Hipcamper Uchralsaikhan  B.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2021
Hipcamper Enkhbat O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 3rd, 2021
Property
Gun Smoke Ranch
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$50/night
2 Sites