Hipcamp host John F.,
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Four beautiful sites with campfire pits and area for tent or RV camping. Plenty of parking for the entire group.15 minute drive to Cedar Lake, 10 minutes to Bad Lands paint ball. Locavore wedding venue just a 1/4 mile away. Wildharts hobby farm 3 miles awayYard games welcome. Sand volleyball court, axe throwing target, Gaga ball coming soon. Range available with waiver (Hipc

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Four beautiful sites with campfire pits and area for tent or RV camping. Plenty of parking for the entire group.15 minute drive to Cedar Lake, 10 minutes to Bad Lands paint ball. Locavore wedding venue just a 1/4 mile away. Wildharts hobby farm 3 miles awayYard games welcome. Sand volleyball court, axe throwing target, Gaga ball coming soon. Range available with waiver (Hipcamp not liable for or affiliated with range use)

Porta potty provided, no hookups available, water accessible near the house.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
4 sites
Up to 17 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 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 Ian
Ian M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 9th, 2022

John was great very hospitable and very willing to make our experience special! Thanks again John it was great!

Hipcamper Ryan

2nd annual trip as great as 1st!!!

Ryan D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 4th, 2022

This was our groups second time camping at John’s. He’s a great host - always accommodating, polite and available. The range in back is great, grounds are nice, porta-potty on site and great mix of shade and sun. Sites are nice and big. We’ll be back again and again.

Hipcamper Mark

Hidden gem

Mark J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 27th, 2022

I don't really want to write this review, but John is such a great host and has a unique campground where you can shoot some guns at his outdoor range. This my second time here at John's property with a group of friends, and once again we had a great time. It is a well cared for property (and a porta potty doesn't hurt either). Even if you have no interest in shooting it is just a nice place to camp and see the stars without having to drive too far from Chicago.

Gun Smoke Ranch
Hipcamper Heidi
Heidi H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 8th, 2022

This was our second time at Gun smoke ranch! John was awesome as usual! Justin was an amazing host! Had some friends come with this time. I am pretty sure they had a good time. Loved the shooting range! Hopefully we will be able to come back next year! Thank you so much John and Justin!!!

Hipcamper jeremy

Awesome hipcamp place!

Jeremy W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 30th, 2022

Awesome place, amazing people. Thanks for the stay and for being an excellent host. I’ll be back!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah Z.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 24th, 2022

Very cool spot with a very responsive host. Loved being able to shoot at the range which was within walking distance of our site. 10/10 would camp here again :)

Hipcamper Doug
Doug W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 24th, 2022

Superb location; great set up.
Range was great and much bigger than expected.
Great set up by John with tables and fire pit area.
Very very quiet at night and relaxing.

Had some car trouble and they helped out as well, really great camp spot and host.

Hipcamper Jennifer

Tent camping on christmas 🎄

Jennifer M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
December 28th, 2021

Very quiet and secluded area. The host, John, was great and gave clear directions on the camping sites and use of the range. Justin was a great help with other questions I had and help that I needed.

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 days of solitude Christmas weekend and will definitely return.

Hipcamper Adnan

Great stay

Adnan Y.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
November 11th, 2021

Great place, great people, and great price. Definitely would recommend

Awards

Best of 2022 Illinois
Finalist
Property
Gun Smoke Ranch
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$60/night
4 Sites