Best Campgrounds Around Chicago

September 28, 2010 1:32 AM

Best Camping Near Chicago

Best Camping Near Chicago

Take a break from the hectic city and get outdoors! Located only a couple hours from Chicago, these spots below are a quick cure your cabin fever.

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Ferne Clyffe – State Park

Rt.37, P.O. Box 10
Goreville, IL 62939

Ferne Clyffe has a campground for every type of camper: modern, primitive, youth groups, backpack or equestrian. The shower facilities that are offered at some campgrounds are available seasonally.

Backpackers enjoying their commune with nature will appreciate the solitude of the individual campsites in the Class C Backpack campground. Located a half-mile from the Turkey Ridge primitive campground parking lot, these woodland sites have cooking grills, toilets and showers. Water and trash receptacles are available at the Turkey Ridge parking lot. You’re reminded to be careful with your fires and to pack out what you pack in.

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Mississippi Palisades – State Park

16327A IL Rte. 84
Savanna, IL 61074

With 241 Class A and B sites in both shaded and open areas, Mississippi Palisades is in demand by campers. Electrical hookups are available at 110 sites. Showers and flush toilets are situated in three buildings and are in operation from May 1 until Oct 31.

Two youth camping areas are also available. An adult must accompany every group of 15 minors. Any group of 25 or more must get permission from the site personnel before entering the park.

Please use the website to make reservations.

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