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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

  • Best Camping Near Eureka | 3 Woodford County Campgrounds
    Pining for a weekend in the forest? Check out these top three campgrounds in Woodford county for a great experience camping near Eureka! 3. Hickory Hill Campground Hickory Hill Campground is a great private campground option when you are camping near Eureka. It’s nestled into Illinois’ countryside and provides a relaxing, beautiful place to stay. … Read more
  • Camping Near Carlinville | 3 Great Campgrounds in Macoupin County
    Perfect for autumn leave seekers, we’ve found three great spots for camping near Carlinville this year! Check out both private and state-run campgrounds below to avoid missing out on a serene weekend in the outdoors. While there isn’t any true primitive camping, the county is full of impressive private campgrounds, in addition to our state … Read more
  • Best Camping Near Kewanee | 5 Unique Henry County Campgrounds
    Seeking out a great outdoor weekend camping near Kewanee? Check out these Henry county campgrounds for great options near the quad cities for families, history buffs, bikers, and more! Great for all seasons, these campgrounds offer cabins and seasonal spots for every type of camper. 5. Atkinson Motorsports Park Do you love riding on thrilling … Read more
  • Best Camping Near Galesburg | 4 Campgrounds in Knox County
    Seeking an outdoor weekend camping near Galesburg? We’ve found the four best campgrounds in Knox county with fishing, swimming, and more to keep you entertained through the summer! 4. Woodland Hills Camping Woodland Hills Camping and Recreation is nestled in the beautiful relaxing natural landscapes of Southern Knox County. Although this campground is only a … Read more
  • Best Camping Near Rochelle | 6 Ogle County Campgrounds
    When it comes to camping near Rochelle, the Rock River provides unique topography and a setting for activities that can be hard to find in other parts of Illinois. We’ve found the six best campgrounds in Ogle county to give you a variety of experiences to explore on your next outdoor adventure! 6. Castle Rock … Read more
  • [Review] Kankakee River State Park | Great Family Camping in Central IL
    At the tail end of the 2021 camping season, Midwest Camping took a few friends to Kankakee River State Park to review their facilities, campground quality, and more so you know exactly what to expect the next time you’re in Kankakee! Summary Kankakee River State Park centers around the namesake river, covering over ten miles … Read more

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Gear Guides

There’s nothing more important than high-quality gear when it’s all that stands between you and the elements. We focus on finding gear with great value – something that won’t break the bank or while you’re out on the trail!

Dive into our gear guides to find the best tents, tent stoves, and ultralight specific gear recommendations!

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