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Things to know about Camping


 

     

    Generally, throughout the state,
    camping is available year round

    weather permitting.

    Spring - Summer Camping
    (May 1 through September 30)
    Fall - Winter Camping
    (October 1 through April 30)

    As long as buildings, water and
    electrical service are available,
    regardless of the date, the regular
    camping fee will apply.

    When cold weather requires
    closing down buildings and
    shutting off water in Class AA,
    A, A-P, B/S or B/S-P
    campgrounds, the fee shall be
    reduced commensurate with the
    services and facilities available
    for use.

    Please call ahead for available amenities especially for
    Class AA, A, A-P, B/S, B/S-P and C camping.

  • The Illinois Department of Natural
    Resources does not charge an
    Entrance Fee
    to any state owned
    or operated land with the exception
    of Wildlife Prairie Park. Sites with
    Beaches charge a $1 a day per
    person for beach use only. The fee
    schedule listed below is for all sites
    with camping.


  • A "Premium Campground" is
    a designated camping facility that has
    a preponderant history of consistently
    operating at capacity. The following
    sites have been designated as Premium Campgrounds:
    • Chain O'Lakes State Park
    • Illinois Beach State Park
    • Kankakee River State Park
    • Rock Cut State Park
    • Shabbona Lake State Recreation
      Area
    • Starved Rock State Park


Sites With Camping (81)
Region
Site Name Classification
Anderson Lake C
Apple River Canyon C, Y
Argyle Lake A, B/E, C, D, O, E
Beall Woods C
Beaver Dam A, B/S, Y
Big River C, D, E
Castle Rock D, O
Cave-In-Rock A, B/S
Chain O' Lakes AP, B/SP, Y
Channahon D
Clinton Lake AA, A, B/S, Y, O
Delabar B/E,C, D
Des Plaines C
Dixon Springs B/E, D, Y, O
Eagle Creek A, B/S, D, Y, O
Eldon Hazlet A, D, Y
Ferne Clyffe A, C, Y, O, E
Fort Massac A, B/S, Y, O
Fox Ridge A, Y, O
Franklin Creek C, E
Gebhard Woods D
Giant City A, C, Y, E
Golconda Marina C
Green River C, E
Hamilton County A, C, Y
Henderson County C, O
Hennepin Canal C, D, Y, O, E
Hidden Springs C, Y, O
Horseshoe Lake-Alexander A, B/E, C
Horseshoe Lake-Madison C, Y , O
Illini A, B/S, Y
Illinois Beach AP, Y
Jim Edgar Panther Creek AA, A, D, Y, E
Johnson Sauk Trail A, C, Y
Jubilee College A, C, E
Kankakee River AP, B/EP,C, Y, O, E
Kickapoo A, B/S, C, O
Lake Le-Aqua-Na A, B/S, C, Y, E
Lake Murphysboro A, B/S, Y
Lincoln Trail A, B/S, C, Y
Lowden A, B/S, D
Marshall B/E, C
Matthiessen E
Middle Fork C, D, E
Mississippi Palisades A, B/S, D, Y
Moraine View A, D, O, E
Morrison Rockwood A, B/S, Y, E
Nauvoo A, B/S, C, Y
Pere Marquette A, B/S, Y, O
Prophetstown A, B/S, Y
Pyramid C, D, Y, E
Ramsey Lake A, B/E, C, D, Y, E
Randolph County B/E, C, D, Y, O, E
Red Hills A, C, Y, E
Rice Lake B/E, D, Y
Rock Cut AP, B/SP, Y, E
Rock Island Trail D, Y
Saline County C, E
Sam Dale Lake B/E, D, Y, O
Sam Parr B/E, C, D, Y
Sand Ridge C, D, Y, O, E
Sangchris Lake A, B/S, C, Y, O, E
Shabbona Lake AP, Y
Siloam Springs A, B/S, D, E
Silver Springs Y
Spring Lake C, D, Y, O
Starved Rock AP, Y
Stephen A. Forbes A, B/E,B/S,C, Y, E
Trail of Tears C, D, Y, O
Walnut Point A, B/S, C, Y, O
Washington County A, C, Y
Wayne Fitzgerrell A, D, Y, O
Weinberg-King B/E, C, D, Y, O, E
Weldon Springs A, C, D, Y, O
White Pines B/S, Y
Wolf Creek A, B/E, B/S, C, D, Y, O, E
Woodford County C

Legend:
Class AA -Showers, electricity, sewer, and vehiclular access
Class A -Showers, electricity, and vehicular access (AP - Premium Class A)
Class B/E -Elecricity and vehiclular access (B/E P - Premium Class B/E)
Class B/S -Showers and vehicular access (B/S P - Premium Class B/S)
Class C - Vehiclular access w/o showers or walk-in w/shower access
Class D -Tent camping or primitive sites with no vehicular access ( walk-in or backpacking only)
"Y" - Youth groups only
"O" - Organized groups only
"E" - Equestrian

DAILY CAMPING FEE SCHEDULE
PRINTABLE VERSION

For your information, in parenthesis, the first fee listed is the initial camping fee, the second fee listed is the utility fee. Discounts equal 1/2 the applicable camping fee + the $10 utility fee except for Class C & D where no fee is charged. Cabins rent for $25 + applicable camping and utility fees. Discounts apply to Illinois residents only.

CLASSIFICATIONS

NO EXEMPTIONS (any day)

DISCOUNTS

*IL Seniors 62 & older and/or IL Disabled w/ Class 2 or 2A card (Mon - Thurs)

*IL Seniors 62 & older and/or IL Disabled w/ Class 2 or 2A card
(Fri, Sat & Sun)

** IL Disabled Vet's and POW's or *** Special Armed Forces Pass

AA***
Showers, electric, sewer and water hookups, vehicular access

$25

($15 + $10)

$17.50

($7.50 + $10)

$25

($15 + $10)

$10

AA - Holiday *****
(Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day)
$35

($25 + $10)

$17.50

($7.50 +$10)

$35

($25 + $10)

$10

A
Showers, electricity, and vehicular access

$20

($10 + $10)

$15

($5 + $10)

$20

($10 + $10)

$10

A - Holiday *****
(Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day)
$30

($20 + $10)

$15

($5 + $10)

$30

($20 + $10)
$10

A PREMIUM****
Showers, electricity, and vehicular access

$25

($15 + $10)

$17.50

($7.50 + $10)

$25

($15 + $10)

$10

A Premium- Holiday *****
(Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day)
$35

($25 + $10)
$17.50

($7.50 +$10)
$35

($25 + $10)
$10

B/E

Electricity and vehicular access

$18

($8 + $10)

$14

($4 + $10)

$18

($8 + $10)

$10

B/E PREMIUM****

Electricity and vehicular access

$20

($10 + $10)

$15

($5 + $10)

$20

($10 + $10)

$10

B/S
Showers and vehicular access

$10

$5

$10

$0

B/S PREMIUM****
Showers and vehicular access

$12

$6

$12

$0

C
Vehicular access w/o showers or walk-in w/ shower access

$8

$0

$8 - Seniors
$0 - Disabled

$0

D
Tent camping or primitive sites (walk-in or backpack) with no vehicular access

$6

$0

$6 - Seniors
$0 - Disabled

$0

Y - YOUTH GROUP

 

$2/PER. W/ $20/DAY MIN.

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O - ADULT GROUP (ORGANZIED)

 

$4/PER. W/ $40/DAY MIN.

$2/PER. W/
$20/DAY MIN.

$4/PER. W/
$40/DAY MIN.

$0

CABINS

CLASS A/A-P

A = $25 + $10 + $10
A-P = $25 + $15 + $10
A Hol = $25 + $20 + $10
AP Hol = $25 + $25 +$10

A = $25 + $5 + $10
A-P = $25 + $7.50 + $10

A = $25 + $10 + $10
A-P = $25 + $15 + $10
A Hol = $25 + $20 + $10
AP Hol = $25 + $25 +$10
$25 + $10
RENT A TENT - LARGE
10' X 13'
$8 + camp fee + utility fee,
if applicable
$8 + 1/2 the camp fee + utility fee, if applicable $8 + camp fee + utility fee,
if applicable
$8 + utility fee, if applicable
RENT A TENT - X-LARGE
14' X 14'
$12 + camp fee + utility fee, if applicable $12 + 1/2 the camp fee + utility fee, if applicable $12 + camp fee + utility fee, if applicable $12 + utility fee, if applicable

* As defined in the Illinois Identification Card Act (ID card available at Secretary of State Offices)
** As defined in the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (ID card available at Department of Veterans Affairs)
*** As defined in ILCS 805-305 for service in active duty spent abroad, with special pass obtained only through Springfield Office.
****Premium = Chain O'Lakes, Illinois Beach, Kankakee River, Rock Cut, Starved Rock, Shabbona Lake (Please note: Illinois Beach and Starved Rock do not have campground cabins)
***** Holiday: Prices are effective on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights of the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends; and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night of the Independance Day holiday weekend if July 4th falls on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

AA Sites are currently only available at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area and Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
RESERVATION FEE = (Family, Rent-A-Camp & Group Campgrounds) at sites taking reservations is $5 per reservation plus the first night's camping fee

 

 

 

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