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Built in the 1930s and refurbished in 2011, Durbin's Barn has been a favorite campsite for Camp Ondessonk visitors since it's founding in 1959. Situated away from the main area of Camp but easily accessible by car, this unique campsite has plenty of tent space and trees for hammocks outside, and a roomy loft inside the barn giving campers lots of sleeping options no matter

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Built in the 1930s and refurbished in 2011, Durbin's Barn has been a favorite campsite for Camp Ondessonk visitors since it's founding in 1959. Situated away from the main area of Camp but easily accessible by car, this unique campsite has plenty of tent space and trees for hammocks outside, and a roomy loft inside the barn giving campers lots of sleeping options no matter the weather. Durbin's Barn has a firepit, benches, picnic table, trash can, recycling bin, and outhouse. Water can be delivered for no charge. Many of Camp Ondessonk's hiking and biking trails converge at Durbin's Barn making it the perfect basecamp for exploring our 983 acres and adjacent Shawnee National Forest. It's a short hike to Cedar Falls, the tallest freefalling waterfall in Illinois, as well as other great hikes on and off our property. Fishing is allowed at nearby Kane Lake, but no boating or swimming.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Durbin's Barn at Camp Ondessonk in Illinois.

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Waterfall

The vibe at Durbin's Barn at Camp Ondessonk

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Hipcamper Hailey
Hailey S.
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2020

Our stay at Durbin’s barn exceeded our expectations! The staff was friendly and organized. The barn provided great shelter the first night it rained and helped keep us warm during the cooler nights. We hiked everyday and were continually mentioning how incredible the land is. We miss it already.

Property
Camp Ondessonk
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$12/night
1 Site

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