Campgrounds

Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area

Open
Open From January 1st to October 31st

Phone
815/423-5326

Details
There is one designated camping area with Class C sites which have graveled pads, water and pit tolets. The camping area has a sanitary dump station. Class C sites have vehicular access or walk-in with shower access; $7 per night.

I&M Canal State Trail

Open
Open All Year

Phone
815/942-0796

Details
Backpack carry-in is allowed at designated Class D sites along the 61-mile trail. Call the park office for location of these sites. Class D sites are for tent camping or primitive sites (walk-in or backpack) with no vehicular access; $6 per night.

I&M Canal State Trail--Channahon Access

Open
Open All Year

Phone
815/467-4271

Details
Limited tent camping or primitive sites(walk-in or backpack)are available. These are Class D sites with no vehicular access; $6 per night. There is also an area for youth group camping; $1 per person fee with a minimum daily fee of $10. Open fires are permitted in campstoves and fire pits provided at the sites. Permits must be obtained from the park office before camping.

I&M Canal State Trail--Gebhard Woods Access

Open
Open All Year

Phone
815/942-0796

Details
Limited tent camping or primitive sites (walk-in or backpack) are available. These are Class D sites with no vehicular access; $6 per night. There are toilets, drinking water, and picnicking facilities--all handicapped accessible. Youth group camping is also available; $1 per person with a daily minimum fee of $10. Open fires are permitted in campstoves and fire pits provided at the sites. Permits must be obtained from the park office prior to camping.

Illini State Park Campground

Open
Open All Year

Phone
815/795-2448

Details
There is something for every type of camper at Illini State Park. Both tent and trailer sites, including electric and sanitation service, are offered and some of the sites offer breathtaking views of the Illinois River. A youth area is available for youth groups and should be reserved in advance through the site office; $1 per person with a $10 daily minimum fee. All campers should obtain permits from the site staff or campground host upon arrival. The park has both Class A and B sites. Class A includes showers, electricity, and vehicular access; $8, plus a $3 utility fee per night. Class B includes electricity and vehicular access; $7, plus a $3 utility fee per night.

Starved Rock State Park Campground

Open
Open All Year

Phone
815/667-4726

Details
There is a large campground in the south of the park with 133 Class A campsites, complete with water, electricity and showers, a separate youth group camping area, and a children's playground. There is a sanitary dump. Toilets, drinking water, and picnicking facilities are all handicapped accessible. Permits may be obtained from the park office or at the permit booth in the campground area. Class A sites include showers, electricity, and vehicular access; $8, plus are $3 utility fee per night.

Last updated: April 10, 2015