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Illinois Campground Recommendations
Find the best campsites in the midwest using our state and county guides! We’ve scoured the earth and sifted through the rubble to find the most unique state parks, county campgrounds, family-run RV park, and leisurely glamping experiences for you and your family to enjoy the summer sun, fall breeze, or crisp winter air.
Focused around counties in the midwest, our campground recommendations, and state park guides can save you the trouble of hours of research to even tell if the RV park allows tent camping! You’re already one step closer to the best camping near Chicago!
Latest Campsite Recommendations
- ADA Camping in Illinois | Accessible Campgrounds for People with DisabilitiesThere is plenty of ADA Camping in Illinois if you know where to look! Accessibility for people with disabilities at campgrounds in Illinois is important, so we’ve put together this article to give an overview of where to find accessible camping across the state. There are a few types of campground operators most likely to … Read more
- Illinois State Park 2020 Attendance MapUse this tool to explore attendance at state parks across Illinois:
- Most Popular Illinois State Parks | Top 10 in 2020Despite being closed for almost 1/4 of the year, 2020 was still one of the best years for the most popular Illinois state parks as Illinoisans sought connections to the outdoors. Based on reports by the Illinois DNR obtained by Midwest Camping – we identified the most visited Illinois State Parks. Avoid the crowds (treat … Read more
- [REVIEW] Rock Cut State Park | Private Camping for an Exciting Weekend in NatureAs the largest State Park in Northern Illinois, Rock Cut State Park has a ton to offer car campers and RV campers alike at this 3,000-acre escape to nature! We took a weekend to go and check out what Rock Cut has to offer. We found spacious campgrounds, shady groves, and enough activities to go … Read more
- 14 Illinois State Parks Close to Chicago (by Driving Time) | Find the BEST Weeknight or Weekend ParkLooking for an Illinois State Park within one or two hours of Chicago? These Illinois State Parks close to Chicago offer fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and everything else under the sun for a great weekend or weeknight outdoors! You have PLENTY to choose from, even if the Friday Kennedy traffic looks terrible. Looking specifically for … Read more
- The 19 Illinois State Parks with Cabins | Explore in LuxuryCabin camping is great to keep you out of the elements while close to the outdoors! Unfortunately, the state’s website is out of date and the reservation system has broken filtering. We sifted through the noise and found out that Illinois operates 37 cabins in 19 Illinois state parks with cabins! Reserving Cabin Space at … Read more
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Latest Gear Guides
- 5 Best Open Fire Griddles | Serve Up a Diner Breakfast FiresideHow do you go about choosing the best open fire griddle? What factors should you consider? What are some of the best options on the market? To make your decision-making and buying process easier, we made this buyer’s guide that tells you everything you need to know about buying an open fire griddle. Through this … Read more
- Best Open Fire Cooking Skillet | 3 Best for Campfire CookingCooking over an open fire exposes your skillet to high heat and tough soot – requiring the right materials to make a delicious meal during your next trip! This buying guide takes all the important factors one needs to consider before buying a skillet for campfire cooking. We have also included our four favorite options … Read more
- Best Open Fire Cooking Pots | 4 Best Pots for Campfire CookingAvoid ruining your kitchen cookware by using quality open fire cooking pots that stand up to the heat! When you’re cozied up around the fire at your favorite campsite, the last thing you won’t worry about is messing up dinner because you brought the wrong pots and pans! Not all pots can hold up against … Read more
Latest Blog Posts
- Best Outdoor Games for Camping | 7 Rousing Games to ExciteGames are a pivotal part of staving off family boredom during camping trips so we’ve reminisced on the best outdoor games for camping so you can make the next generation of great memories in the … Read more
- 4 Camping Gear Kickstarters Nobody Needed in 2020This year has been ripe for odd inventions as everyone is stuck in their homes! Take a look at these Kickstarter fails and camping gear that nobody asked for in 2020! While we usually try … Read more