2 Gorgeous Campgrounds for Camping in Boone County | Illinois Campgrounds

Looking for the best camping in Boone County? Take a look at one of Illinois’ premier state parks, or, for a more private experience enjoy a pet-friendly RV park complete with planned activities like bingo!

1. Rock Cut State Park

Best Camping in Boone County

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If you want to go camping or exploring in Winnebago County with immediate access to the vast outdoors, look no further. This park’s 3,092 acres contain two lakes for water activities like fishing, swimming, boating, and winter skating. The numerous trails accommodate hikers (40 miles of trails), horseback riders (14 miles), mountain bikers (23 miles), and cross country skiers. There are picnic areas throughout the park each outfitted with a table, outdoor stove, and pit toilet. The concessions building near Pierce Lake not only offers food and beverages but also rents paddleboards and kayaks, sells bait and tackle, and provides WiFi.

camping in boone county with lake views

A mere 20-minute drive from Rockford, this expansive campground has 210 sites with showers, electricity, and vehicle access; 60 sites with showers and vehicle access; a large group campsite with shelters; and a cabin. Whatever you’re looking for from your camping experience, you’re likely to find it here at Rock Cut State Park! Make a reservation at Explore More Illinois.

See our experience from when we camped at Rock Cut State Park

2. Thousand Trails Pine Country RV and Camping Resort

Best Private Camping in Boone County

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This three-season camping resort a half-hour drive from Rockford is a worthy destination. With shuffleboard, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, a playground, fishing access along Mosquito and Coon Creeks, a pool, and a picnic area, camping in Boone County has never been more fun. The Thousand Trails clubhouse is the center of the action; it offers an activities center, arts and crafts, and planned activities for children and adults as well as bingo and cards. Feel free to bring Fido and Mittens along to enjoy this pet-friendly oasis! For the modern-day amenities, enjoy WiFi, satellite TV, laundry facilities, and a store to pick up anything you forgot to bring along.

Thousand Trails pine country welcome sign for camping near Rockford

This Boone County campground has 176 sites that offer full RV hookups. There are also two cottages available for rent that have a full bath/shower as well as a completely equipped kitchen. Check out their website to take a look at their available reservations!

Additional Resources

If Rock Cut & Pine County RV parks are unavailable or you’re looking for something different, check out our other nearby county guides including the bordering Winnebago County, Kane County, & McHenry County!

About the Author

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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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