Description

A something for everyone kinda place, Illini Campground brings tha Illinoise with some awesome views of the Illinois River. Youth groups can reserve a special section of the campground by booking ahead. Camp is ready and waiting for you May 1st through October, should the weather hold up. The best way to ensure that is to build good karma. Take only memories, leave only footprints.
Lodging provided
Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes, Cabin
100 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Illini Campground.

River, stream, or...
Waterfall
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The vibe at Illini Campground

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian A.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2017

Bike camped from Chicago to Illini multiple times. Nearly a trail the entire route. If you get tired, you can always take the Metra from Joliet to/from Chicago. The route is very flat with tightly packed crushed limestone. Bugs can get intense at some spots, but as long as you keep moving you'll be okay. The camp grounds is fine. Nothing exceptional other than being on the river. Barges can get loud at night when they blow their horns, but it is otherwise quiet. Some snakes will hang around the Desplaines river but are fine. Lastly, the route to/from does not have much access to towns or bike shop so be prepared to make repairs on your own if needed.

Hipcamper Timothy M.
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May 30th, 2018
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January 16th, 2018
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June 17th, 2017
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recommends this listing.
February 25th, 2017
Park
Illini State Park
State
Illinois
Country
United States
Phone Number
815.795.2448
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
41.323° N, 88.72° W
Unknown price
Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site
(Up to 6 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 99 Sites
(Up to 4 people per site)

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