This Illinois Campground Is One Of The Best Places To View Summer Wildflowers
By Linze Rice|Published July 04, 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.
Nothing is better than getting to spend time in nature. There is something about the outdoors in Illinois that makes it the perfect place for fishing, hiking, swimming, or just sitting under a shady tree to read or nap (aka, what I do). Being the Prairie State, it’s also an idyllic environment for wildflower viewing, and this Illinois campground with wildflowers is one of the best spots to admire fields full of colorful petals.