Looking for places to go for Kendall county camping can be difficult since, like most of northwestern Illinois, camping near Oswego can be like camping in farmland. Luckily the Fox River offers unique topography and fresh experience for those looking to camp in one of Illinois’ best state wildlife areas or spends the night at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone park! Take a look below for our rankings of the best campgrounds for Kendall County camping.
1. Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area
Best Kendall County Camping
A mere twenty minutes from Oswego, IL sits Silver Springs State Fish and Wildlife Area, an excellent place to camp and enjoy the outdoors. At 1,350 acres, this park—often favored by hunters—also includes a four-mile hiking trail through the woods following the Fox River, a one-mile trail through a prairie restoration area, and a seven-mile equestrian trail. Fishing is possible in Loon Lake, Beaver Lake, and the Fox River.
There is a primitive group campsite here in this Kendall County park that requires users to hike in their gear a short ways from their vehicle(s). This site is quiet and offers some peace from the traffic and hubbub of other visitors. You can’t reserve this campsite, so plan accordingly if you’re hoping to stay here!
Visit the DNR website for more information!
2. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park
Best Private Kendall County Camping for Great Family Camping Near Oswego, IL
The main draw of this campground in Kendall County it its family-friendly appeal. Offering many child-friendly activities each day, this is practically a complete resort for a family with young members. Its location is also ideal for those who are interested in exploring further afield. While this camping location is just 20 minutes from Oswego, IL, it’s just seven minutes from the park and its various amenities into the heart of Silver Springs State Park where natural landscapes and hiking trails abound. The Fox River flows nearby, too, for the folks who are interested in fishing or boating.
This resort offers cabins, basic and premium RV sites, and tent sites that include electrical service, a fire ring, and a picnic table. As an added bonus, pets are welcome here too for an additional $5 daily fee!
If you’ve already been to these two or are looking for something else, take a look at these neighboring counties for more of the best campgrounds in Illinois!