Hipcamp host Nathan S.
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Do you need to unplug and get away from the standard day to day? We have the perfect camping area for tents or hammocks along the river. With private river access you can enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking and of course tubing. There are multiple drop off and pick up areas for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Multiple forest preserves 5 minutes away for additional fishing,

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Do you need to unplug and get away from the standard day to day? We have the perfect camping area for tents or hammocks along the river. With private river access you can enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking and of course tubing. There are multiple drop off and pick up areas for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Multiple forest preserves 5 minutes away for additional fishing, cycling, and mountain biking options. The Kishwaukee Gorge preserve, Kishwaukee river preserve, Rockford rotary county preserve, blackhawk springs preserve, deer run preserve, Espenschied memorial preserve, and Atwood park are all very close. Our area has a fire pit, brush, tree wood, sticks to start fires, picnic table, plenty of room for cornhole, horseshoes, bocce ball and maybe even lawn darts. Both site one and site two are very secluded. There are several restaurants, a grocery store, and many other amenities approximately 4 miles away. If you love nature and want to get away from the noise of concrete jungle this place is for you! Unplug, unwind and enjoy. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Max size unknown
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Nathan a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Wading or swimming in the river

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Natural features you'll find at Along the river in Illinois.

Swimming hole

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Forest
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The vibe at Along the river

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Hipcamper Scottie
Scottie T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 14th, 2017

The camp is situated along the Kishwaukee River on a sizeable piece of land that is adjacent to a state wildlife preserve. Camp host Nathan will rent you his SUV to make the short, but rugged drive from his home at the top of the property. You'll need it if you've got a little car like we do. Once at the site you'll have a place to setup your tent along the river, a few chairs, a fire pit and easy access for paddling or fishing. Nathan does provide all the dry firewood you'll ever need. It made for a perfect fire after a typically-rainy Midwestern spring night.

You'll have access to a fire pit, picnic table and the river.The landowner suggest going for the smallies.A great place to hike.Along the river
Hipcamper Rito
Rito C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 5th, 2017

Amazing place to unplug! We made the trip from Chicago and I was amazed at how secluded you feel while on this property. Nathan was great, and super responsive to all of our questions. I can't wait to go back and spend some more time here!

Hipcamper Grant
Grant W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 28th, 2018

One of the nicest and most relaxing weeeknds! Nathan is an incredible host, and keeps his property meticulously maintained. We saw two bald washers soarding past our camp site when we arrived. Couldn’t ask for a cooler start to a weekend. We are avid fisherman and even squeaked out a few larger catfish during our visit. The sites are private and everything we could have asked for. Thank you Nathan for sharing your little piece of heaven with our group. We will be back!

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 4th, 2018

Nathan was extremely accommodating. I plan to camp here again.

Hipcamper Cj
Cj P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 17th, 2018

Wow! We're so grateful to have found such a wonderful spot and such a wonderful host. I've camped a lot of places and this one now rates as one of my favorites. Thanks, Nathan! You made our first hipcamp experience incredible.

Hipcamper Rachael
Rachael S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 31st, 2018

We loved staying at Nathan's campsite! It was right on the river, clean, and spacious. We would highly recommend it to anyone considering staying there.

Hipcamper Guy
Guy P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 23rd, 2018

Nathan was great - he met us upon our arrival; escorted us down to our camp site and gave us a quick lay of the land and then turned us loose. The camp site itself far exceeded our expectations and we could not have had a better time. We will be back and are already looking forward to it. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper ALEX
Alex H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 21st, 2018

Great location for site 1. Easy access to river,muddy at first but then sand/ gravel, bring aqua socks. local stores very close. Only negative was no pre cut seasoned firewood, only fallen trees brush etc. Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay U.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 30th, 2018

15/10!!!! This site was beyond our expectations!! It was secluded, gorgeous and right on the water. We saw a lot of wildlife, even a bald eagle fly 20 yards in front of us. The entire weekend was magic. Nathan, our host, was beyond polite and accommodating. We ran into some car troubles and his wife went above and beyond to help. Incredible people, incredible property. We WILL be back!!! If you want a relaxing weekend away in the forst with your partner or even a group of friends THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE TO GO! Hands down would recommend!!!!!!

View up the river, right where the bald eagle flew.One of the property dogs Rookie. She came down for a brief visit, gave hugs, and was off again!No better place to relax with a cup of coffee! Stunning view right on the shore of our site.
Property
Forest hideaway
State
Illinois
$80/night
2 Sites