Group Camping

Reserve a Campsite

Campgrounds are open 1st Friday in April to last Sunday in November. Check-in is before 7 p.m. and check-out is before 12 p.m
Thomas Woods remains open for winter camping December–March.

2021 CAMPING  BROCHURE

Find a campsite close to home on our Find a Site page!

Reservations: Group campgrounds can be reserved for up to a three-night stay and must be made at least one week in advance, and can be made up to six months in advance.

Payment is due at the time of the reservation with a credit card. Fees are listed as per night stay.
Reservations should be made online. Phone reservations are no longer
available. 
 For online assistance call (815) 338-6223, ext. 1211 or (815) 678-4532 or (815) 479-5779


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 to equal the number of nights you are staying.

Firewood: Don’t Forget to purchase your firewood at the time of making the reservation! Firewood is $7 per bundle (approx. 10 pieces). 

Additional Fees: 
All reservations subject to a $2 administrative fee.  A $100 cleaning fee will be charged for shelters/picnic grounds/campsites damaged or left with excessive litter.


Changes and Cancellations: If you need to change your reservation, a $10 administrative fee will be charged. Cancellations up to two weeks prior to the reservation will receive a 90% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than two weeks from the reservation. No refunds or carry over reservations are issued due to weather-related conditions.

2021 Holiday Weekend Schedule & Surcharge:
Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 21–Monday, May 24
July 4th Weekend Friday, July 2-July 5
Labor Day Weekend Friday, Sept 3-Monday, Sept 6

Site Specifics

Becks Woods Campground
Site Info 
   
5940 N. Pagles Road, Chemung
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Picnicking,  Wildlife Viewing

Group Camping: 1-25 people, parking for 6 cars
Fees: $25 Residents / $50 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

Hollows Grove III b
Site Info  

3804 Route 14, Cary
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking

Small Group Camping Area A (Sites 8–9 on map): 1-40 people, parking for 50
Fees: $25 Residents / $50 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

Small Group Camping Area B (Sites 10–12 on map): 1-40 people, parking for 50
Fees: $25 Residents / $50
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

Large Group Camping Area (Sites 1–7 on map): 1-100 people, parking for 50
Fees: $45 Residents / $90 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $20 Residents / $30 Non-Residents

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Site Info   
2411 N. Route 23, Marengo
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Picnicking,  Wildlife Viewing

Group Camping Area: 1-100 people, parking for 18
Fees: $55 Residents / $90 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $20 Residents / $30 Non-Residents

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Site Info    
500 Hickory Nut Grove Lane, Cary
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Trails, Picnicking,  Wildlife Viewing

Group Camping: 1-25 people, parking for 5 cars
Fees: $25 Residents / $50 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $10 Residents / $20 Non-Residents

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Site Info    
20501 McGuire Road, Harvard
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Trails, Picnicking,  Wildlife Viewing

Group Camping Area (Large Group Area on map): 1-100 people, parking for 20
Fees: $55 Residents / $90 Non-Residents
Holiday Surcharge: $20 Residents / $30 Non-Residents

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December 1–March 31 (Daily)
Site Map
Thomas Woods, Marengo Ridge

2411 N. IL Route 23, Marengo
COVID UPDATE: No more than 10 people per reservation.  Sites will be spaced out to allow ample room for physical/social distancing
Fees: $12 Residents / $18 Non-Residents

Enjoy the solace of the winter woods. Sleep under crisp, star-filled skis, hike the trails, follow animal tracks, bring your cross-country skis or snow shoes and stoke the campfire as you enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate amidst the quiet, peaceful surroundings.