Description

This Garden of the Gods is right here in Illinois—no need to travel to Colorado!—but you'll be equally-awed by the wild rock formations that fill this recreation area and campground. You'll see the scenery everywhere you look, and if it piques your interest, there are plenty of explanatory plaques along the hiking trails that meander through this natural rock garden.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
12
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Forest
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Biking
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Michael
Michael
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2018

The campsite overlooks the valley and there are incredible bluffs and geological features everywhere. It's so much fun to walk around and climb the rocks. I imagine fall would be great there when the leaves are changing on the trees below the bluffs.

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April 27th, 2017
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March 30th, 2017
Park
Shawnee National Forest
State
Illinois
Phone Number
(618) 253-7114
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.604° N, 88.382° W
$10/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 12 Sites
(Up to people per site)