Best Camping in DuPage County

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Chicago and suburban life? Check out the best camping in DuPage County below! A local treasure, Blackwell Forest Preserve offers year-round fun for all in Warrenville, IL!

Blackwell Forest Preserve

Your best option for camping in DuPage County

This 1,366-acre forest preserve has something for everyone. Walk, jog, bike, or even ride your horse along their many trails! Interested in finding a great spot to fish? Catch bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, rainbow trout, and walleye at one of Blackwell’s fishing spots! Explore the beautiful waters of Silver Lake on a canoe, kayak, rowboat, or paddleboard. Both experienced and first-time archers are sure to enjoy Blackwell’s beginner, advanced, and interactive archery ranges. If you’re feeling adventurous, test your skills with the moderately challenging self-guided compass course on Mount Hoy (known as Mount Trashmore to some of the locals)!

Sunset at Silver Lake (Hartmut Kannegiesser)

Blackwell Forest Preserve can accommodate tents, trailers, and motorhomes. Each site offers electricity, gravel parking pad, fire ring, and a picnic table. It’s important to note none of the sites offer sewage or water hookups. If you’re in need of a campsite in DuPage County for your youth organization, Blackwell has you covered! They have 12 youth group campgrounds that each hold 25 campers and include a fire ring and picnic table. To learn more information or make a reservation, give them a ring at 630-933-7248 or visit the forest preserve website!

Blackwell Forest Preserve
Early Fall at Blackwell (Midwest Camping)

While camping in DuPage County may be sparse, check out our other Illinois campsite lists, or take a look at Kane County, just a short drive away! For more interesting topography, explore the canyons and waterfalls at Starved Rock in Lasalle County!

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More state parks, private campgrounds, and primitive campsites are waiting! Check out 14 more of our favorite campgrounds north of I-80.

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Robbie is a Co-Founder and editor at Midwest Camping. Robbie has backpacked over three hundred miles of the Appalachian trail, visited seventeen national parks, and camped regularly for the last two decades.

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