Looking for a camping getaway in the great outdoors? Check out these 5 RV-friendly campgrounds in Illinois. The Prairie State is full of hidden gems with tons of opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming, and much more. After picking up your RV rental in the Chicago area at Novak’s 83RV, head to one of these scenic, adventure-filled destinations.
Geneseo Campground | Geneseo, IL
Geneseo Campground is a great place to go fishing for native Illinois species like bluegill, crappie, bass, and catfish in the picturesque Hennepin Canal. This campground offers refuge for campers in RVs of all sizes – so you can connect with nature while still enjoying homey comforts.
Good for: Fishing
Marion Campground and RV Park | Marion, IL
If you’re up for a longer road trip, load up the RV and head down to Marion Campground and RV Park in scenic Southern Illinois. This park is conveniently located right off of I-57 and offers quick access to the breathtaking views of the Shawnee National Forest, the famed Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, or try one of several local breweries, finish with tons of high-end steakhouses and other highly-rated local restaurants serving everything from BBQ to Thai food!
Good for: Nearby Restaurants
Kickapoo State Park | Oakwood, IL
Located less than 3 hours south of Chicago and only 30 minutes from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, this state park is one of Illinois’s best-kept secrets! Every summer, park patrons enjoy miles of well-maintained hiking and mountain biking trails – including the 24.5 mile Kickapoo Rail Trail that runs from the park all the way to Urbana. Rest well after a long day of physical activity in a cozy RV at the Kickapoo Campground.
Good for: Hiking & Mountain Bike Trails
Jellystone Park of Chicago | Millbrook, IL
Keeping kids entertained while RV camping can sometimes be quite a challenge, but Jellystone Park of Chicago offers an abundance of activities to keep boredom at bay! Jellystone has tons of all-ages events planned each weekend to help your family create magical memories. During weekdays, kiddos can enjoy the swimming pool, outdoor movie theater, game room, outdoor ping pong, and a plethora of other on-site amenities. This is a great park to expose little ones to camping for the first time!
Good for: Kids’ Activities
Pleasant Creek Campground | Oglesby, IL
If you’re looking for a destination that offers something for everyone, this is it! Stocked fishing pond? Check. On-site game room? Check. State parks with hiking trails and kayaking nearby? Check. Local activities offering everything from ziplining and skydiving to horseback riding and golfing? Check, check, and check! This park is a dream come true for groups with varied interests and has a beautifully designed RV park to boot.
Good for: The Whole Family
Ready to plan your next camping adventure? Start by picking an RV! Novak’s 83RV makes your Chicago RV rental experience an enjoyable one. Check out the full inventory of RVs for rent here, or invest in a new or used RV for camping on-command.