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Community of Faith Church-Eclipse

105 sites 路 RVs15 acres 路 Marion, IL
Our church sits on approximtely 15 acres of open property. Community of Faith is a non-denominational protestant church. Services are held on Sunday at 10am in the Sanctuary. The church's Boy Scout troop is in charge of the camping and will be there to assist guests as needed. The property has large open grassy areas with access to 3 outdoor flushing restroom facilities, a pavilion and a fire pit. Campers are welcome to camp right on the property, vehicles allowed at camp site (subject to ground moisture levels) otherwise parking areas are very close by. Plenty of room for campers to spread out and enjoy their own space. Campers would need to bring their own equipment, tables, chairs, etc. Property is located at the intersection of Rt 148 and Rt 13 on the outskirts of Marion IL. It is minutes away from numerous shopping and food conveniences.
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$40
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Booked 13 times

Tall Tree Lake

32 sites 路 RVs, Tents220 acres 路 Buncombe, IL
We are a 220 acre family owned and operated campground in the middle of the Shawnee National forest. We love providing a safe, beautiful, peaceful, and central location for people to enjoy our beautiful area. Fishing and hiking are welcomed for all of our guests! Located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. Close proximity to Ferne Clyffe State Park, Tunnel Hill Bike Trail, and only a 10 minute drive from I-24.
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$32
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BS Ranch

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents22 acres 路 Stonefort, IL
BS Ranch is offering boon docking camping during the Solar Eclipse. Escape the crowded campgrounds and enjoy serenity and nature. We have some hiking on our property as well with trails within 1-2 miles from our ranch. Sand Cave, Trigg Tower, Jackson Falls, Lusk Creek, Burden Falls, Bell Smith Springs Falls to name a few of the must see sites. Our beautiful ranch is located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, come and explore all of its beautiful 289,000 acres nestled in Southern Illinois. It features beautiful oak-hickory forests, wetlands, lush canyons, razorback ridges and unique geological features like The Garden of the Gods. There are miles of hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails, kayaking, canoeing and a rare convergence of six natural ecological regions with a diversity of plant and animal species. We are centrally located between the Shawnee Forest, Little Lusk Wilderness, Bay Creek Wilderness, Burden Fall Wilderness and Garden of the Gods Wilderness. Pets must be on a leash at all times please and No Pit Bulls Allowed.
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$100
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Booked 3 times

Sonny Hills

4 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents70 acres 路 Eddyville, IL
70 acres of private land that adjoins the Shawnee National Forest. Creeks, hills, and a man made pond full of blue hill, crappie, and bass. Land is directly in the path of the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Dogs allowed. Must be current and up to date on vaccinations. Owners have 5 dogs
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$30
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Booked 2 times

Temple Hill Campground

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Golconda, IL
This is a 2 acre campsite with views of a creek. Optimal views of the total solar eclipse are available here. Shawnee Forest is conveniently located close by. This campsite is 7 miles from interstate 24. This is a Permaculture Homestead. Tours could be available to see the animals and regenerative farming
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$50
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Red Gate Farm, LLC

2 sites 路 Lodging, Tents50 acres 路 Creal Springs, IL
Welcome to Red Gate Farm, LLC, a farm with a vision! We previously ran a very successful Hipcamp site at our previous property, but completely relocated and are starting fresh! We purchased 50 acres of GORGEOUS timbered property, with rolling forested hills, several creeks, trees towering over 100 feet tall, and abundant wildlife. It's absolutely perfect for Hipcamp! In addition to our working farm including dairy goats, free-range hens, and forest-raised heritage hogs, depending on when you come, you may also be able to observe some of the wild horses that come here for gentling, or even observe our gorgeous Gypsy Vanner at work on the farm! Better yet, for an additional fee, you can take advantage of one or more hands-on opportunities we offer! Building a new farm (and Hipcamp program) from scratch takes time--years even, but we decided now is as a good a time as any to share our beautiful timber with Hipcampers looking for some peace and privacy. Thus, we are kicking off our Grand Opening of the new sites. We are excited to offer a steeply discounted rate for 2023, with the understanding that our new Hipcamp sites are still being developed. While the site itself will be groomed and set up as listed, the surrounding grass won't be perfectly green yet, there will still be a lot of dead-wood and natural debris around the sites, and trails are a bit rough and uneven. If you can overlook the "rustic" aspects though, and enjoy the beauty of the peace and quiet of just enjoying nature, as it has sat unmanaged for roughly 50 years around the sites, then you are likely to love every moment! If you desire more adventure than just hanging around and enjoying nature, be sure to check out the additional experiences we offer here on the farm, as well as the entire surrounding area. Southern IL is made up of the Shawnee National Forest and multiple state parks and recreational areas. You can find a wide variety of activities to keep you busy! Even the local towns have much to offer, whether you enjoy fine dining, casual restaurants, antique shopping, or a nice theater production.
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$25
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Deaf Barefoot Melange Farm

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 Eldorado, IL
Off the Historic Goshen Trail that runs from mid-Illinois thru here to Alton, IL which is close to St.Louis,MO. Oldest house on the trail. 1922 farmhouse but homestead older than that.Learn more about this land:Tent or small camper welcome. Peaceful, farm work around you, fresh eggs available and friendly farmers. Firewood can be found in piles around the farm. Very quiet, wildlife crossings and lots of berries to pick.
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$30
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Ruff Neck Campsite

30 sites 路 TentsCarbondale , IL
Located in Southern Illinois, home to the Saluki. Ruff Neck Campsite offers a great location just 2 miles from Walker's Bluff, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge (Shawnee Forest), and town amenities. The campsite is a great place to see the wildlife and if you are lucky, catch a glimps of the Bald Eagle 馃Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent at the Ruff Neck Campsite. Located 2 miles from Walker's Bluff, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, and town with eateries.
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$150
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Wildlife & Superman Camp

30 sites 路 RVs40 acres 路 Metropolis, IL
This was once a 40 acre farm. It includes 2 ponds and sits next door to nature preserve.Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent or small rv, camper, etc. Bring your fishing pole! Only 4 minutes from town. Metropolis is home to Superman, Fort Massac State Park and Harrah's Casino. Also, right across the Ohio River is Paducah, KY. We have plenty of wildlife being next door to IL Dept of Conservation.
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Watson's Rivercamp Retreat

7 sites 路 RVs, Tents4 acres 路 Evansville, IN
Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, this primitive camp is ideal for nearby fishing, boating, kayaking, and swimming! Our unique location offers a picturesque view of downtown Evansville and Dutch鈥檚 Island. Set in a no-wake zone, the shallow beachy island also serves as a barrier from the river channel creating calm lake-like waters. We are located only 0.2mi from Dogtown boat ramp and 300ft from Nu Plaza marina. Biking, walking/hiking trails, local park, and pool nearby. On our property, we allow our campers the flexibility to pick their own perfect spot to camp. There are large mature trees that offer plenty of shade and flat ground for an easy setup. Each site has a firepit, picnic table, and nearby trash can. Firewood is included, and complimentary smores packages upon request. Our property features 2 communal areas each with a fire pit, charcoal grill (charcoal included), picnic tables, chairs, and lights. There is access to electric power strips and water hoses in each communal area. Kayaks are available to registered campers only first come, first serve. Price is $25 or a single kayak, $50 for a tandem. Includes lifejackets. We look forward to having you!
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$22
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Cauldron and Fire Farms

25 sites 路 Tents22 acres 路 Mulkeytown, IL
Learn more about this land:Our grass covered lightly rolling hills will provide beautiful family camping opportunities, Located less then 6 miles from Rend Lake. Porta John onsite.
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$20
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Camp Ondessonk

9 sites 路 Tents983 acres 路 Ozark, IL
Operating since 1959, Camp Ondessonk is a non-profit youth camp on 983 acres of beautiful wooded property adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest. Guests have access to several miles of paved road for walking and cycling, 15 miles of on-site hiking and biking trails, and access to a huge network of public Shawnee National Forest trails including the River-to-River Trail. Our property is home to the tallest free-falling waterfall in Illinois, Cedar Falls, as well as rock bottom creeks, canyons, prairies, forests, and hills. Detailed trail maps of our property and the surrounding area are available. Guests are welcome to stroll the grounds, observe our horses grazing in the pastures, enjoy views of our lakes and forests, or relax by the campfire. Stop by the Camp Store at the Trading Post to purchase Ondessonk apparel, souvenirs, or essential items. To schedule a guided hike, boating, archery, or horseback riding program, or test yourself on our high challenge course or climbing wall, contact Ondessonk staff for program availability and more information. The Camp Kitchen can prepare certain meals for you; contact us for meal availability and more information.聽
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The old site of springs and wells that once furnished brine, Saline County is bountiful in natural beauty. Though the springs and wells are no longer visible, the land still boasts more than a thousand acres of expansive scenery and a pristine lake that is just too tempting for swimmers and boaters alike to resist. Bring your tent or your trailer, with plenty of space to sprawl out and call your own. Want to sharpen your skills as an angler? Throw the line in for those bluegill, bass, or crappie that call the lake home. For hiking fanatics, there are plenty of trails to hit up, including Lake, Cave Hill, River, and Wildlife Nature Trail鈥攐ffering plenty of scenic exploration. There is even a separate grounds and secluded trails for those of you who prefer to venture out on horseback. Whatever鈥檚 your fancy, this park is filled to the brim with goodness.

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