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Willow City Farm offers private camping for all ages. Nestled on 74 acres, our working farm also has areas and pastures that are great for primitive and private camping! Camp next to the pond, or next to the horses... The choice is yours. Our camping area is over a hill, so you won't see any people at your campsite.

Feel free to use our grill, kayak our small pon


Willow City Farm offers private camping for all ages. Nestled on 74 acres, our working farm also has areas and pastures that are great for primitive and private camping! Camp next to the pond, or next to the horses... The choice is yours. Our camping area is over a hill, so you won't see any people at your campsite.

Feel free to use our grill, kayak our small pond, or enquire about taking a guided horse ride!  Want to bring your horses? No problem. We've got a few extra stalls or pastures, so feel free to bring them!  You can even purchase bacon and eggs grown right on our farm for breakfast!

 While you're here, you're welcome to meet and feed the calves, goats, lambs, sheep, horses, and alpaca, collect chicken eggs, and learn all about livestock and safety on a farm.

We have a clean porta-potty for use right at the campsite, and for your convenience we offer firewood bundles for sale so you can be ready to go as soon as you arrive!  We even have shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies available to purchase.  If you purchase ahead we will have your gear waiting for you at your campsite when you arrive.  Decide you need it once you get here?  No problem.  We will run it down to you when you need it! 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We have miles of country road to ride your bike!


Our pond is stocked with bluegill, sunfish, bass, and catfish. Bring your own fishing gear.


We have two kayaks and a pedal boat for use, but you're welcome to bring you own. Our pond is small - about 1/2 acre, so motor...Read more

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Willow City Farm's Private Escape in Illinois.

Swimming hole

Feel free to swim in our 1/2 acre pond.

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Hipcamper Angie
Angie B.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

We loved it! Our daughter was obsessed with the animals! We kayaked and paddleboated and cooked out!

Hipcamper Aude
Aude R.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2020

Joe and Tara were wonderful host. The space was beautiful, clean and private. We got fresh eggs from the farm that were delicious, thank you!

Hipcamper Jarrett
Jarrett M.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2020

Our stay at Tara and Joe’s farm was nothing short of great. Between getting to interact with some of the animals and enjoying the great campsite they have set up near the pond, it was exactly what we were looking for in a weekend getaway. Looking forward to returning again soon!

Walking Salt the minature horse! Willow City Farm's Private EscapeBreakfast by the pond! Our campsite setup near the pond on Tara and Joe’s farm!
Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel L.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2020

Tara and Joe’s farm was beautiful and private. I loved the camping area; there was a pond stocked with fish, kayaks, a picnic area, a dock with seating, and a fire ring. Literally everything you’d ever need to have a great time! Also great for animal lovers as there were numerous friendly horses/sheep/goats/llamas on the farm. Tara and Joe greeted me on the way in and were welcoming and kind! It really was quite fun. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper KRISTINA
Kristina K.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

Lovely campsite on a private little pond. We felt secluded and on our own, which we loved. And the biodiversity of the pond area was impressive; bluegill, turtles, snakes, frogs, birds, squirrels, and even heard coyotes in the far distance over night. The host left us independently to our peaceful campsite, which we prefer. And the dock area was great for throwing in a bobber and worm. The campsite is on a working farm, so farm animals you will hear. We will definitely be back! Loved our stay.

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Hipcamper Jessica

Quick stop over, helpful host.

Jessica R.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2020

Tara and Joe were very helpful with a same day reservation. They thought further ahead than I did, anticipating a late arrival, and hung up some string lights at the sight. This helped me find the exact spot on their land in the dark, as well as help me set up my tent! The next morning we visited the farm animals and briefly met Tara. If we’d had more time and hotter weather, I’m sure the little pond would have been really fun to play on/in. It’s a cool little spot.

Hipcamper Henry
Henry O.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2020

Great place--it will make you feel like you are on Gilligan's Island.
You younger folks can google that reference.

Hipcamper Alise

Beautiful but impractical for us

Alise I.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 24th, 2020

The property is really beautiful and peaceful and we appreciated how quiet and tranquil it was. The campsite itself, while lovely in the photos, sits next to a stagnant pond that breeds mosquitos. Not only was this not a place we wanted to eat (we wound up eating in our van), the idea of boating, swimming or fishing was completely out of the question. It's possible that this is a seasonal issue. We were there in September.

Hipcamper Tara and Joe
Response from Tara and Joe, the Host, on September 28th, 2020

Hi Alise! Sorry this was your experience. We have not had much rain is a few months, so like all the lakes, rivers and ponds in our area, the water is lower than normal! Hopefully we get a decent rain soon!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Alyssha
Alyssha G.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2020

Lovely little farm with a private pond front for the campsite. It’s very cool to get a farm tour and meet the animals. Tara made us feel very at home and it was a very relaxing trip.

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