Illinois can be a real fun place for camping. You don’t have to go far to enjoy some of their great tourist attractions either.
The Land of Lincoln, Superman, and Raggedy Ann & Andy offers attraction rides on a 15-story Ferris wheel. Or you can take in an IMAX film at Chicago’s Navy Pier, a Wild West show, or stroll peacefully in a Japanese Garden.
Why not join Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery? That’s just a few of the fabulous things to do for today’s campers in this historic state. Use the Go Camping America online campground directory, find a Park to locate the ideal campgrounds and RV parks.
Illinois is also a land of diverse landscapes and terrain. To the nature lover, it offers an abundance of wildlife and scenic beauty. The Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources has a wonderful online guide to Illinois state parks, each annotated with information on history, natural features, recreational opportunities, and facilities.
For those of you who are new to camping, Illinois state parks have a tent rental program called Rent-A-Camp, which provides an inexpensive and convenient opportunity to camp in many of the state parks. There are rustic cabins available too, if you prefer a shelter above that of a tent.
Eight of Illinois’ state parks have lodges, which offer comfortable accommodations and fine dining to those who prefer to spend a night in a park without camping.
One of the major attractions for the campers that frequently visit the place of Illinois yearly is the Shawnee National Forest covering more than a hundred thousand acres.
Plan to explore their State Parks – take a look here