Hipcamp host Heidi H.,
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The magical woods awaits you just behind our show horse farm. Tranquil. Peaceful. Beautiful. A world away is within reach.

This is a Pack in Pack Out site and is not accessible by your vehicle.

Just 20 miles from Starved Rock Maple, Beech, Ash and Oak trees surround this primitive site. A private spot for your small group to hang hammocks in the trees or level g

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The magical woods awaits you just behind our show horse farm. Tranquil. Peaceful. Beautiful. A world away is within reach.

This is a Pack in Pack Out site and is not accessible by your vehicle.

Just 20 miles from Starved Rock Maple, Beech, Ash and Oak trees surround this primitive site. A private spot for your small group to hang hammocks in the trees or level ground to pitch your tent. At the bluff atop Bramble Creek for you to have enjoy and relax.

Owls and wild birds are plentiful. Frogs sing and wildlife scampers about. Plenty of seasonal wildflowers and great small XC skiing trails for adventurous winter campers. On site hiking and plenty of nearby trails at the state and local parks.

A Campfire ring and dry firewood is provided. You will feel the wonderful Illinois wilderness all around. Peace, quiet and relaxation. There is a spool table for cooking and dining and two colorful Adirondack chairs to relax in. Ask us for recommendations of other local parks and attractions in addition to Starved Rock, there are so many beautiful places to visit without the crowds.

Download the All Trails App for more places to hike in our beautiful part of Illinois.

Your camp site will be cleaned, sanitized and stocked to your specifications before you arrive. Your site includes 2 folding camp chairs, a small spool table, 1 bundle of dry firewood, fire starters and matches.

Golden Pond is treated weekly for mosquitos. And your site has been sprayed with the same spray they use at Disney World to keep the insects at a hopeful minimum.

We ask that you recycle glass, cans, cardboard, etc bins are provided.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Moderate walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Heidi a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Candace
Candace W.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2022

I had the forest to myself and it was lovely! Great camping spots, so nice to have firewood and starters, chairs, and table provided! It was a great spot for me and my dogs, only 20 minutes from Starved Rock. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Mal
Mal S.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2022

Went there on a whim. It was a lucky find. I loved camping there...once dark no car sounds, tranquil, private and yet felt very safe.
The host was one of the best. She came out late to help with starting fire and accommodated all our needs. Sincere thanks.

Hipcamper Andrea

Lovely campsite, some tweaks needed

Andrea Z.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 28th, 2022

The campsite was lovely. I brought my 9-year-old nephew here to “backpack,” and although we were able to hike all the trails in less than an hour, he had fun. However, there were two drawbacks: I bought a five gallon jug of water from this location and it smelled like eggs (great for cooking but I didn’t want to drink it, although I had planned to. I wish I had known and I would have packed more of my own.) The second was that a group of 20-something’s were assigned to the campsite next to us (and stayed up all night) although the rest of the campground was empty. I would have appreciated if we were assigned to different parts of the campground to give both our groups more privacy. That said, we had a good time climbing up and down the hill to the creek and my nephew thoroughly enjoyed his time there.

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Hipcamper Andreas
Andreas D.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

This was our second stay at Heidi's wooded campground in less than a month and we look forward to yet another stay. She & her family are friendly and accommodating hosts who transport your gear to the secluded site via tractor so don't overpack! Walk in with your tractor escort to one of the peaceful, wooded camp sites. They offer additional features such as private toilet set up, fresh eggs, firewood, firepit grill & hot dog roasting sticks too. Sit back & relax and enjoy nature. The other camp sites are nearby but far enough away that you don't feel crowded and the trees & undergrowth provide decent privacy. When you're ready to leave, text for your tractor transport and you're on your way. Highly recommend this spot. If you like horses, chickens, and dogs you'll be in heaven (they aren't at the camping spots but you walk by them on the way to the camp sites).

Hipcamper Sydney

Special spot

Sydney F.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2022

Very welcoming, mesmerizing and memorable! My dog enjoyed walking the trails and seeing the horses. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and I will definitely be letting my friends know about this special spot! Thank you Heidi and family!

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Hipcamper Jeremy

Great little getaway

Jeremy L.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

Great private campsite with a lot great scenery. Would definitely comeback.

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Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron P.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

I stayed in camp site #3 and it was perfectly set back in the woods. The chairs and fire pit were excellent and there was a great spot to pitch my tent. Heidi was super friendly and I would recommend camping here to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway.

Hipcamper Steven

Wonderful

Steven J.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

Campsite was clean and beautiful tucked in the woods. My daughter and i had a great time. Heidi was so friendly and helpful. Thanks for making our weekend so nice

Hipcamper Heidi
Response from Heidi, the Host, on September 24th, 2021

Thank you so very much! That is one of our very favorite places to camp as well. Thank you so staying with us!

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Hipcamper Shaun

A great getaway

Shaun K.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

It’s a fantastic get away deep into the woods. It does take a bit of a hike to get back to the camp sites after parking car I would tell ya to pack light lol.

Property
Welcome to our Magical Woods
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$50/night
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