Best Tent Camping: Illinois

Best Tent Camping: Illinois


2nd Edition

Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

Offering essential details and easy-to-read maps, Best Tent Camping: Illinois presents 50 of the state’s best campgrounds for car campers.

Perfect Camping for You in Illinois

The Prairie State provides a spectacular backdrop for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. But do you know which campgrounds offer the most privacy? Which are the best for first-time campers? John Schirle has traversed the entire region, from Apple River Canyon State Park in the northwest, with its bubbling creeks and steep ravines, to the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area in the south, one of the most photographed locations in the state, and compiled the most up-to-date research to steer you to the perfect spot!

Best Tent Camping: Illinois presents 50 private, state park, state recreation area, forest preserve, and wildlife area campgrounds, organized into three distinct regions. Selections are based on location, topography, size, and overall appeal, and every site is rated for beauty, privacy, spaciousness, safety and security, and cleanliness, so you’ll always know what to expect. The new full-color edition of this proven guidebook provides everything you need to know, with detailed maps of each campground and key information such as fees, restrictions, dates of operation, and facilities, as well as driving directions and GPS coordinates.

Whether you seek a quiet campground near a fish-filled stream or a family campground with all the amenities, grab Best Tent Camping: Illinois. It’s an escape for all who wish to find those special locales that recharge the mind, body, and spirit. This guide is a keeper.

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Weight 15.2 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

John Schirle



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Color photos throughout, maps throughout


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Menasha Ridge Press


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