Camping, fishing, boating and hiking are just a few of the outdoor activities throughout Illinois' many scenic areas that also include biking, hiking and birdwatching — in places like the famous Spoon River Trail, around Lake Michigan's beaches, Starved Rock State Park, and Mississippi Palisades Park.
Elsewhere around Illinois, also don't miss a trip to Shawnee National Forest for some of the country's best traditional tent camping experiences. And it's all free ...
Around the Web, find out more about where to camp, hike and explore Illinois' incredibly diverse natural riches with information on where to locate tent camps, RV parks and resorts, along with more information on the Illinois' unique and affordable Rent-A-Camp program making rustic cabins available for family-friendly camping throughout many state parks in Illinois:
Illinois State Park Campgrounds - The complete guide to campgrounds throughout the state including information on entry fees, tent rentals, Rent-A-Camp program details, group camping, and more.
Illinois RV Parks & Campgrounds - Directory of RV parks throughout the state browseable by region including Chicagoland, Central, Southern and Northern Illinois.
Camping - Visit Southeastern Illinois - Good overview of camping sites and campgrounds in state parks with information on amenities, hiking trails and other activities, with contact info and related resources.