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camping in Illinois "It's a million miles from Monday" says the state's campground association, and one look around Illinois and you'll know it's not an idle boast.

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.

Even in busy metro areas like Chicago, there are easily-reached ways to enjoy the wild outdoors to find a welcoming campground in such places as the Blackwell Forest Preserve or Illinois Beach State 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:

More about Illinois campgrounds around the Web:


Locate a Park - Illinois Campgrounds - Search for campsites and RV parks by region, city or name, with information about entry fees, amenities, maps & directions.

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.



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