With 30-Acres Of Lake, A Swimming Beach, And Paddle Boats, This RV Campground In Illinois Is A Dream Come True
By Linze Rice|Published July 11, 2023
Ope! From the rural cornfields of DeKalb County, Linze is an Illinois native and true Midwestern gal who can make a mean bonfire and whip up a perfect marshmallow salad. Since 2014, her bylines and photography have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, and Block Club Chicago/DNAinfo Chicago, Only in Your State, and more. She has interviewed Dolly Parton, written about beloved diners along historic Route 66, visited the last Rainforest Cafe in the Illinois, and reviewed luxurious English manor-inspired hotels. Whether it's writing about a local gem or world-renowned establishment, Linze brings a heartwarming and historical perspective to each story, using facts, wit, and personal experience to impress upon readers the importance of culture, food, travel, and all things local. Her favorite destinations in Illinois include Starved Rock State Park, Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, the charming small town of Sycamore, and historic Rosehill Cemetery. When she's not writing or photographing, Linze enjoys gardening, spending time with her husband and pets, cooking, baking, and grilling, and relaxing with trashy TV.
Once winter is officially over, Illinoisians are bursting to get outdoors. With so many incredible parks, lakes, and miles of rolling country, camping is often one of the first things we think of. I grew up in rural Northern Illinois and spending an evening next to the campfire under the night sky was something I looked forward to every year. Little did I realize then that possibly the best RV campground in Illinois was right in my backyard.