Description

For those of you who like to pack light, Backpack Campground is your best featherweight option. Strung alongside the area’s cooking grills, working toilets, and hot showers are a few small campsites suited for the outdoorsman (and woman) who want’s fully immerse himself in the biotic bliss around him―in silence.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
12 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Backpack Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Waterfall
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The vibe at Backpack Campground

598 ftListing's elevation
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Park
Ferne Clyffe State Park
State
Illinois
Country
United States
Phone Number
618.995.2411
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
37.53° N, 88.985° W
$8/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 12 Sites
(Up to 4 people per site)

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.

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Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

National Weather Service

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future