IDNR and Reserve America have joined together to bring on-line camping, cabin, group camp, and shelter reservations. The new system is available by using the Reserve America website www.reserveamerica.com and using a Visa or a MasterCard.
IDNR camping and shelter reservations will no longer be taken through the mail or over the phone.
Reservations for regular campsites and group campsites require a $5 non-refundable reservation fee and payment of the full camping and utility fees at the time the reservation is made. For more information on our fees, please review our camping fee information.
Payment of the entire camping and utility fee amount will guarantee that the reservation will be held for the entire length of the stay.
Campsites can be reserved for a maximum of 14 nights per 30-day period and reservations must be made between three to seven days before the campsite is needed, depending on the facility - see the chart below (Days in Advance for Reservation).
Reservations for Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends may require a two-or three-night minimum stay reservation. Some facilities will require a three night minimum stay for Columbus Day.
Shelter reservation fees are $25. Reservations are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site,
shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in
the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Those who fail to do so will be charged a disposal fee of $50. Shelter users who fail to pay the disposal fee will be denied future reservations until the fee is paid in full.
- Most campsites may be reserved
from May 1 through October 31. Some parks accept reservations
year-round; please review the information about the campsite you are wanting to reserve on the Reserve America website. http://www.reserveamerica.com.
- A campsite may be reserved
for a maximum of 14 nights.
will be held for the entire length of the booked stay.
- A reserved campsite must be vacated by 3 p.m. on the last day of the reservation
- Most campgrounds have first-come first-served sites, please contact the park for availability of these sites.
- Additional permits may be required for large groups. Please review our permits section for more information.
fee is $5.00, plus the entire camping fee for each camp site
reserved. This $5.00 reservation fee is non-refundable unless the campground
is closed by the Department of Natural Resources. The non-refundable shelter reservation fees are $25.
- The $5.00 reservation
fee will NOT be refunded. The camping fees will
be refunded if cancelled on the website 7 days in advance of your arrival.
- Reservations will
be held for the entire camping reservation.
- Campers must comply
with all other Department camping rules which are posted at each
- Reservations must be made on the website at least seven days before the
campsite is needed.
- All cancellations must be made on the website.
Listing of IDNR sites taking Reservations:
For additional information only, contact:
of Natural Resources
Division of Land Management
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
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