Campground Season: May 4–October 28, 2018
Open Friday & Saturday Nights only. (Except Holiday Weekends*.)
Picnic Area/Shelters and Camping Brochure
Reserve Online: You will need to create an account if you do not already have one.
Online reservations are taken 48 hours in advance. Note: Be sure to change the Nights to equal the number of nights you wish to camp. You cannot simply change the From and To date; you must change the number of nights if it is greater than 1.
Don’t forget to purchase your firewood at the time you make your reservation: Firewood can be purchased for $5 a bundle (approx. 10 pieces).
Please Note: Effective 6/16/17 we can no longer accept phone reservations.
Please make your reservation online with a credit card. If you need assistance making your online reservation call (815) 338-6223, ext. 1211 or (815) 338-6223, ext. 1203, or email MCCD@MCCDistrict.org and a staff member will get back to you.
Reservations on Site: If space is available, (first-come, first-served) Thomas Woods Campers are welcome to make reservations onsite with the camp Campground Host. Payment onsite is cash or check and New for 2018: Credit Cards accepted.
Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning. Sites that have previously been reserved online will be marked “reserved”. Drop-in campers can choose any open spot and pay the onsite Campground Host after 2:00 p.m.
Non-Electric Site: $12 Residents / $18 Non-Residents
Electric RVs Only (Site numbers O and 4): $22 Residents / $33 Non-Residents (Site 0 amp = 30, Site 4 amp = 15 | Site 4 also requires a 100′ extension cord)
Holiday weekend surcharge: $2 Residents; $5 Non-Residents
Additional Fees: All reservations subject to a $2 administrative fee. A $100 cleaning fee will be charged for shelters/campsites damaged or left with excessive litter.
Cancellations: Cancellations up to two weeks prior to your reservation will receive a 90% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than two weeks from your reservation.
|* 2018 Holiday Weekend Schedule & Surcharge Dates:|
|Memorial Day Weekend||Friday, May 25–Monday, May 28|
|July 4th Weekend||Friday, June 29-Wednesday, July 4|
|Labor Day Weekend||Friday, Aug. 31–Monday, Sept. 3|
Thomas Woods in
Marengo Ridge Conservation Area
3100 N. Route 23, Marengo
May 4– October 28, 2018
Check-in no later than 7:00 p.m.
Check-out by 12:00 p.m.
Purchase your firewood at the time of making a reservation!
Firewood Fee: $5 per bundle (approx. 10 pieces)
Overnight Cyclist Camping
North Branch Conservation Area, Richmond
Cyclists out on long-distance trips have the option to tent camp overnight. One night only. $10 per tent.
Reservation Procedures & Guidelines
Call at least 7 days in Advance:
Brookdale Administrative Offices
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
(815) 338-6223, ext. 1211
Cyclists Camping Guidelines:
All cyclists must arrive prior to sunset.
Camping gear packed up by 9 a.m.
Camping in designated area; capacity 4 sites, with 2 tents each.
No formal amenities.
Cook stove permitted.