Campground Season: May 5–October 29, 2017
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 except phone reservations.
Please make your reservation online with a credit card. If you need assistance making your online reservation please call (815) 338-6223, ext. 1211 or (815) 338-6223, ext. 1203, or email MCCD@MCCDistrict 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 on-site with the camp Campground Host. Payment on Site is Cash or Check only. Sorry No Credit Cards Accepted.
Gates open at 8 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 p.m.
Non-Electric Site: $12 Residents / $18 Non-Residents
Electric RV Only Site: $22 Residents / $33 Non-Residents
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 your reservation will receive a 90% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than two weeks from reservation.
|* 2017 Holiday Weekend Schedule & Surcharge Dates:|
|Memorial Day Weekend||Friday, May 26–Monday, May 29|
|July 4th Weekend||Friday, June 30-Tuesday, July 4|
|Labor Day Weekend||Friday, Sept. 1–Monday, Sept. 4|
Thomas Woods in
Marengo Ridge Conservation Area
3100 N. Route 23, Marengo
May 5 – October 29, 2017
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 7 tents.
No formal amenities.
No campfires. Cook stove permitted.