Shabbona Lake State Park Campground is a wonderful place to bring your family and friends!

Cabin Rental Information

The cabin consists of two rooms that total approximately 200 square feet. The cabin is located near the shore of the lake facing the southeast overlooking the water. The area is shaded and fairly secluded. At this time there in no dock for boats at the cabin, but a dock is nearby at the boat launch. A Maximum of 6 people allowed. For current rates or reservation information, please call 815-824-2565.

Campground Hours

You may check in anytime between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Check out time is 3:00 p.m. the following day. If you are planning on staying another night, please ask to renew your campsite by 10:00 a.m. Visitors are welcome to visit with you while you are camping, but we request that they leave by 10:00 p.m. The gate to the campground is locked at 10:00 p.m. to ensure safety for all our campers. In emergency situations, contact the campground host.

From November 1st through April 30th , you may check in anytime between 8:00 a.m. and Sunset. All visitors should leave before sundown. The gate to the campground will be locked at sunset.

Campground Information

Shabbona Lake State Park Campground is a semi-wooded area with 150 Class A sites with electricity, showers, vehicular access, boat launch, playground, kidís fishing area, and The Camp Store. No more running into town when you have forgotten an item, just walk over to The Camp Store to find it. We have everything you need! Bring your kids over and use our loaner fishing poles! We also have paddle boats that you may rent to enjoy a scenic view of Shabbona Lake. Make sure you visit our Web Page on The Camp Store!

Each campsite has a gravel parking space, picnic table, and a campfire ring. Camp fires are only allowed in the ring. Please use dead wood on the ground in your immediate area, bring your own wood or buy some at the Camp Store. All vehicles must park on the gravel pads. Please remember to erect your tent on or within 15 feet of the gravel pad.

A single camp is considered to be a family of no more than four adults, or a group of no more than four unrelated adults. Four unrelated adults without children may occupy up to two tents per campsite.

Camping Permits

A camping permit must be obtained from the park staff or campground host prior to setting up your camp. Camping permits must be displayed on the wooden post with the campsite number. Please keep your receipt with you, if you leave the campground you will need the receipt to re-enter.

Length of Stay

Between May 1 and September 30, you can camp for a maximum of 14 days in a 30 day period. From October 1 to April 30, you may camp for an unlimited number of nights. Please do not leave your camp unoccupied for no more than 24 hours. Your permit could be revoked if you leave your camp continuously vacant for longer than 24 hours. No refunds will be issued.


Rules & Regulations of the Campground

  • Alcohol Ban: Possession and consumption of alcohol is prohibited at all times in all camping areas. This regulation is strictly enforced.

  • You may not purchase or hold a site for anyone else. A reservation system is in place. Obtain reservation form from park office for rules and regulations on reserving a campsite.

  • The camp shelter or any other camping equipment shall not be brought into the Park prior to the arrival of the camping party.

  • A person acquiring a permit must have a camp shelter at the time of reservation, and must occupy the site at all time.

  • Vehicular access to the campground is prohibited between 10 PM and 6 AM.

  • Quiet Hours are in effect from 10 PM to 6 AM.

  • Ground fires are allowed only in the fire rings at each campsite. You may gather dead, downed wood, bring your own, or purchase at the Camp Store. The operation of chain saws is prohibited.


    The park and the Department are not responsible for theft, vandalism, etc.

    The Shabbona Lake State Park Campground is not for parties or other noisy nighttime activities. Those individuals who violate park rules, particularly regarding noise levels, alcoholic beverage possession and consumption, and closing hours, will be arrested and/or evicted.

    For current camping rates and information please call 815-824-2565

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