Campgrounds in illinois

Camping is a very popular activity and can be very fun but there are some things to remember before going, especially when camping in Illinois.

For the most part, camping is available all year around depending on the weather although there is always a camping fee applicable. When the buildings and water and electricity are available the camping fee will be the regular amount but when cold weather shuts them down the fee is reduced. Prices range from $6 to $35 depending on the camp site, when you go, and if the amenities are available.

There is such a thing known as a “Premium Campground”. This is a camp ground that is known for constantly being full. These are the premium camp sites to keep in mind when camping in Illinois: Chain O’Lakes State Park, Illinois Beach State Park, Kankakee River State Park, Rock Cut State Park, Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area and Starved Rock State Park.

If you are looking into a cabin rental, remember that there is a $5 non refundable reservation fee necessary. There is an additional fee that you will need to pay on top of the $5 and this is apart from the camping and utility fees. The basic cabin features two rooms and a full sized bed, two bunk beds, a heater, dining table and chairs and fans. If requested, you can get a handicap cabin that can have a vehicle come all the way up to the cabin. The showers, grills and picnic areas as well as electricity are also available but you will want to bring your own bed clothes and of course, personal affects. Pets are not allowed in the cabins.

Although most people choose to camp in tents or or public campgrounds there are some rules to remember when camping in Illinois within the cabin area are: your fees paid will only be refunded if you cancel before the cut off date of seven days. If you cancel after this point, not only will you not be refunded the fees, but you will be charged for the first night. Another rule is that you cannot reserve a camp site for more than 14 nights in a row. I already mentioned that no pets are permitted but also no smoking is permitted inside the cabin.

Camping is a great bonding experience for families and can build many lasting memories. Taking part in outdoor activities is the best way to get the most out of camping, wherever and however you choose to camp. Would you prefer the comfort of a cabin or do you like the nature and outdoor aspect of sleeping in a tent? Would you like access to electricity and showers or would you prefer to rough it organically?

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