These 15 Amazing Camping Spots In Illinois Are An Absolute Must See

Marshmallows? Check. Tent? Check. It’s all about priorities. Anyway, it’s getting to be that time of year when you want to get out in nature and sleep under the stars. Illinois has some awesome places to camp, whether you’re into those oh-so-rustic sites or prefer to glamp. Here are 15 of the best campgrounds in Illinois.

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Have you been to any of the best campgrounds in Illinois? What did you think and are there any others you would add?

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Address: Utica Township, IL, USA
Address: 801 Kayak Morris Rd, Morris, IL 60450, USA
Address: 9995 N Girl Scout Rd, Stillman Valley, IL 61084, USA
Address: IL-1, Cave-In-Rock, IL, USA
Address: 39150 Illinois Beach State Park Rd, Zion, IL 60099, USA
Address: 4201 Shabbona Grove Rd, Shabbona, IL 60550, USA
Address: 32223 N US Hwy 12, Volo, IL 60073, USA
Address: 235 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL 62958, USA
Address: 7318 Harlem Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111, USA
Address: 13112 Visitors Center Land, Grafton, IL 62037, USA
Address: Moraine View Park Rd, Dawson Township, IL, USA
Address: Herod, IL 62947, USA
Address: 1365 W Castle Rd, Oregon, IL 61061, USA
Address: 16327a IL-84, Savanna, IL 61074, USA
Address: 2341 Eagle Creek, Findlay, IL 62534, USA
Address: 1837 N Wolf Creek Rd, Windsor, IL 61957, USA
Address: 2438 700 N, Strasburg, IL 62465, USA
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Best Campgrounds In Illinois

April 17, 2021

Where can I go primitive camping in Illinois?

You don’t have to camp at a traditional campground. There are plenty of places to rough it out in the wilderness without the amenities around Illinois. In fact, some of the most beautiful state parks allow primitive camping. So, go ahead, pack your backpack and all your camping gear and head out to find a camping spot at Mississippi Palisades State Park, Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, Ferne Clyffe State Park, Shawnee National Forest, and many more!

Are there any glampgrounds in Illinois?

For those who don’t want to stay in a tent, glamping is quite the upgrade. Sankoty Lakes is a newer glampground with gorgeous cabins, RV spots, and lake views. Surrounded by 200 acres, there are countless opportunities for outdoor activities like fishing, boating, scuba diving, bird watching, hiking, biking, and more! A stay here will be time well spent.

What are some of the best hiking trails in Illinois?

Some of the best hiking trails leading to the most scenic spots in Illinois happen to be places where you can also go camping. Hiking and camping go hand-in-hand nicely, don’t they? We put together a handy list of some of the most incredible hikes you can take in our previous post, 15 Marvelous Trails You Have To Hike In Illinois Before You Die.

 

Address: Utica Township, IL, USA
Address: 801 Kayak Morris Rd, Morris, IL 60450, USA
Address: 9995 N Girl Scout Rd, Stillman Valley, IL 61084, USA
Address: IL-1, Cave-In-Rock, IL, USA
Address: 39150 Illinois Beach State Park Rd, Zion, IL 60099, USA
Address: 4201 Shabbona Grove Rd, Shabbona, IL 60550, USA
Address: 32223 N US Hwy 12, Volo, IL 60073, USA
Address: 235 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL 62958, USA
Address: 7318 Harlem Rd, Loves Park, IL 61111, USA
Address: 13112 Visitors Center Land, Grafton, IL 62037, USA
Address: Moraine View Park Rd, Dawson Township, IL, USA
Address: Herod, IL 62947, USA
Address: 1365 W Castle Rd, Oregon, IL 61061, USA
Address: 16327a IL-84, Savanna, IL 61074, USA
Address: 2341 Eagle Creek, Findlay, IL 62534, USA
Address: 1837 N Wolf Creek Rd, Windsor, IL 61957, USA
Address: 2438 700 N, Strasburg, IL 62465, USA