Boulder Day Use Area is situated on the eastern shore of Carlyle Lake, a prime getaway for city-dwellers and families. Located 50 miles east of St. Louis, the area offers the peaceful retreat of a small town combined with the grandeur of Illinois’ largest man-made lake.
    The large group picnic shelter can accommodate up to 75 people. The site provides modern amenities, as well as fuel and boat storage. It is adjacent to the Boulder Recreation Area, which offers reservable campsites.
    Dam East Spillway Day Use Area is situated on the southern shore of Carlyle Lake, a prime getaway for city-dwellers and families. Located 50 miles east of St. Louis, the area offers the peaceful retreat of a small town combined with the grandeur of Illinois’ largest man-made lake.

    Country Bend Campground is truly a hidden gem located just minutes from Exit 60 on I-55 In Litchfield, IL! The property has over 100 campsites, 13 cabins, a pool, four fishing ponds,  and a variety of activities to keep the kids and kids at heart busy!  There are a mixture of camping sites available to suit all different kinds of camping preferences which include tent sites, 30 and 50 amp sites, full hook up sites, as well as air conditioned cabins! Nestled in the trees sits an event center fully equipped to hold a special party or wedding reception with ample parking and lush meadows.

    Country Bend Campground is family owned and operated. The new owners have a passion for family, camping, and fun, and are excited to get the 2020 camping season started.  The campground is open April 1-November 1.

    We can’t wait to meet you!

    The Sandwich Fair Association RV Park in Sandwich illinois provides partial hookup (water/ electric) RV camping on the grounds of the fair property. First come first served year round except during the week of the fair.

    Reservations are not required. Upon arrival, contact Jimmy at 815-530-6168 for assistance with hook up and payment.

    Camp Shabbona Woods in South Holland Illinois offers primitive tent camping in State Forest Lands managed by the county.

    Tent Campsite

    CAPACITY: 6 PEOPLE | AVAILABILITY: 16 SITES

    Surrounded by nature, tent sites include a tent pad with timber edge, picnic table and fire ring with grate. Tent pad accommodates a 10′ x 10′ tent, which sleeps six. (Tent not included; tents available for rental or purchase.) Most tent sites require campers to park in the main lot and hike in a short distance.

    Camp Reinberg in Palatime Illinois offers electric and primitive RV and tent camping in State Forest Lands managed by the county.

    Tent Campsite

    CAPACITY: 6 PEOPLE | AVAILABILITY: 13 SITES

    Surrounded by nature, tent sites include a tent pad with timber edge, picnic table and fire ring with grate. Tent pad accommodates a 10′ x 10′ tent, which sleeps six. (Tent not included; tents available for rental or purchase.) Most tent sites require campers to park in the main lot and hike in a short distance.

    RV/Tent Campsite (With Electricity)

    CAPACITY: 6 PEOPLE | AVAILABILITY: 5 SITES

    With a 12′ x 24′ gravel parking space and gravel tent pad with timber edge, this site accommodates RVs (maximum 40′) or tent camping, and allows campers to pull their vehicle up to the site. Electric service provided, as well as picnic table and fire ring with grate. Each RV site has a dumping station.

    Camp Bullfrog Lake in Willow Springs Illinois offers electric and primitive RV and tent camping in State Forest Lands managed by the county.

    Tent Campsite

    CAPACITY: 6 PEOPLE | AVAILABILITY: 15 SITES

    Surrounded by nature, tent sites include a tent pad with timber edge, picnic table and fire ring with grate. Tent pad accommodates a 10′ x 10′ tent, which sleeps six. (Tent not included; tents available for rental or purchase.) Most tent sites require campers to park in the main lot and hike in a short distance.

    RV/Tent Campsite (With Electricity)

    CAPACITY: 6 PEOPLE | AVAILABILITY: 15 SITES

    With a 12′ x 24′ gravel parking space and gravel tent pad with timber edge, this site accommodates RVs (maximum 40′) or tent camping, and allows campers to pull their vehicle up to the site. Electric service provided, as well as picnic table and fire ring with grate. RV site does not have a dumping station.

    Loud Thunder Forest Preserve in Illinois City Illinois is developing a new RV campground on the property. Full hookups with pull thru are planned.

    A grand opening scheduled for the summer of 2020.

    Shawnee Forest Campground in Vienna Illinois provides full hookup RV sites in a brand new park situated just off Interstate 24 exit 16. 60 sites available. Good shade trees and easy access for any sized RV. 5 miles of paved concrete pads within the property.

    Woodland Hills Camping & Recreation in Gilson Illinois offers 16 full-hookup RV sites with plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Our sites include concrete pads, picnic tables and fire pits.

    Grayville / I-64 KOA in Grayville Illinois offers full hookup RV camping on concrete pads with concrete patios in a western themed location. Brand new in 2018 the facility includes a mini-golf course, playground, restaurant and dance hall. Top of the line accommodations this park is sure to be a destination.

    From the park: Our mission is to provide campers and visitors with a family oriented, kid friendly, safe, entertaining, and well-maintained location to visit and enjoy together.

    Northwoods RV Resort in Garden Prairie illinois is an upgraded facility under new ownership. Located in a small rural town the park has sites capable of handling any sized RV with pull thru and backin options. The new owners have installed or added the following:

    • Beautiful New Entrance
    • Brand New Pool & Spa
    • New Bathhouse
    • 12 New Campsites Featuring Brand New Park Models
    • Community Lodge
    • Log Pergola Patio with Fireplace
    • WiFi

    The park currently offers:

    • Swimming Lake & Beach
    • Two Fishing Lakes
    • Kishwaukee River Access
    • Basketball Court
    • Volleyball Court
    • Two Playgrounds
    • Arcade
    • Snack Shack
    • Laundry Facility
    • Wifi Hotspot

    The park has gravel roads and parking pads with large open grassy areas. Family friendly the park has seasonal and short term sites.

    Fisherman’s Corner North Recreation Area Campground in Hampton Illinois is a US Corp of Engineers campground along the Mississippi River providing partial hookup RV camping in a well kept setting. Perfectly designed for large and small RVs with paved roads paved back in RV sites and easy to access dump station, restrooms, playground, boat launch and fishing area set an forested setting with green mowed grass adjacent to the Mississippi River.

    Although there is no river access from within the campground, the Fishermans Corner Day Use facility is a short walk away and offers numerous fishing areas as well as a canoe ramp. Visitors can also catch a weekly educational program at the amphitheater located within the campground.

    The Central Trail section of the famous Mississippi River Trail passes directly in front of the campground, offering visitors miles of walking and biking trails along the river bank. The expansive Elton E. Fawks Bald Eagle Refuge and Nature Preserve and the Illiniwek Forest Preserve are also located just minutes away.

    Facilities:
    Of the 51 reservable campsites, 46 campsites have electric hookups and 5 campsites do not have electric hookups and are for tents only.

    Fisherman’s Corner provides the comforts of modern camping, including drinking water, a shower house, electric hook-ups, flush toilets, while still providing visitors with an authentic outdoor experience.

    Hillcrest Event Center Campground in Orion Illinois offers full and partial hookup RV camping in a rural setting. As of 2017 the golf course and pool are closed for remodel. This park was possibly at one time a nice location with event hall and on-site golf course, clubhouse, and pool area welcoming guests to a rural setting unfortunately the location is now severely run down.

    The main road is paved and the golf course looks mowed but there’s no actual golfers on the course and the location has an overall deserted feeling. The camping area is best compared to a forest service style location instead of a campground one would typically expect next to a golf course. The loop road is a paved road with one way in and one way out  (too narrow to pass if you come to opposing traffic) . All back in sites can fit larger rigs but large rigs would probably want to avoid the location due to the weight limit on the road out front of 20,000 lb (signed 10 tons) and the winding, narrow and overgrown access road on the property.

    Hillcrest Event Center Campground has a lot of potential but this is not a destination unless the facilities are brought up to par.

    Thomas Woods in Marengo Ridge Conservation Area near Marengo Illinois is a county run campground with access to multiple trails. Partial hookup (electric) RV and tent camping sites in a wooded setting.

    Big Rock Forest Preserve Campground in Big Rock Illinois offers partial (50, 30, 20 amp electric and water) and primitive (no hookup) RV and tent camping sites in a county managed preserve. Opened in 2013 the mature woodlands, high-quality marshes, tallgrass prairie, clear-running creeks and a 65-foot deep lake are just some of the highlights of Big Rock Forest Preserve. Visitors will find lots to enjoy in any season of the year, from summertime fishing, to hiking in the autumn woods, cross-country skiing in winter, and birdwatching during spring migration. Nearby the Forest Preserve District-owned Deer Valley Golf Course. This 9-hole, par 3 layout is enjoyable for golfers of all levels, from beginners to those more experienced.

    Camp Sullivan in Oak Forest Illinois offers primitive tent and electric hookup RV camping in a forest preserve. Access to more than 13 miles of trails, Camp Sullivan is a perfect destination for nature exploration and group gatherings. Even the barn, currently being renovated with a climbing wall and other adventures, will be a hub of activity.

    Friends Creek Conservation Area Campground in Cisco Illinois is a county run park with partial hookup RV and primitive tent camping. Trails and historic sites invite guests to this quiet retreat.