Description

Lake Glendale is smack-dab in the middle of the Shawnee National Forest, which means all of its plentiful amenities are equally-accessible. The usual list of great camping activities rings true here—boating, fishing, swimming, biking, and hiking are all nearby, and you can sleep really dang close to the shore of Lake Glendale. Bullseye!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
59 sites
Up to 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.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Lake Glendale Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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The vibe at Lake Glendale Campground

422 ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Jenn
Jenn F.
didn't provide a recommendation.
December 30th, 2015

Wonderful campground with bathrooms and free showers for guests. A quick walk to the Lake with amazing sunsets! It was somewhere between $5-10 for a night which was well worth it for the large site with fire ring and picnic table. Would definitely recommend this campground!

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Hipcamper Melody
Melody G.
recommends this listing.
December 30th, 2017

We stay every 4th, great campground. It's a traditional campground, mostly open campsites with all the amenities. Water at or close by, electric, maintained bathrooms w/showers. Fireworks over the lake are spectacular.

Hipcamper L B.
recommends this listing.
October 21st, 2018
Hipcamper Lisa G.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2018
Hipcamper Scott D.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2017
Park
Shawnee National Forest
State
Illinois
Country
United States
Phone Number
(618) 253-7114
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.414° N, 88.662° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 59 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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