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 at some of the best camping in Illinois. 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 places to camp in Illinois? What did you think and are there any others you would add? Let us know about them in the comments. If you’d like to find more places like this, here’s a collection of places that offer the best camping in Illinois.

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Best Campgrounds In Illinois

Where can I go primitive camping in Illinois?

You can go primitive camping in Illinois at:

  • Mississippi Palisades State Park
  • Garden of the Gods Recreation Area
  • Ferne Clyffe State Park
  • Shawnee National Forest

 

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 any of the amazing places listed above.

Are there any glampgrounds in Illinois?

Glampgrounds in Illinois include:

  • Sankoty Lakes

 

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 in Illinois include:

  • Dixon Springs State Park
  • Starved Rock State Park
  • Matthiessen State Park
  • Apple River Canyon

 

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.

 

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