The Best in Tent Camping - Illinois: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

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For the outdoor enthusiast, Illinois has it all: rivers to canoe, lakes to fish, trails to hike and bike, and plenty of quiet places to camp. This indispensable guide is aimed at the tent camper who wants to enjoy these things up close. Unlike other guides that merely list all campgrounds, The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois profiles in detail the 50 best sites in the state for campers who seek the serene and secluded. Here is essential information about each campground (including season, facilities, rates, ...
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Overview


For the outdoor enthusiast, Illinois has it all: rivers to canoe, lakes to fish, trails to hike and bike, and plenty of quiet places to camp. This indispensable guide is aimed at the tent camper who wants to enjoy these things up close. Unlike other guides that merely list all campgrounds, The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois profiles in detail the 50 best sites in the state for campers who seek the serene and secluded. Here is essential information about each campground (including season, facilities, rates, directions, GPS coordinates, and websites), as well as a description of the campground, the best sites, and nearby activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking. The guide covers well-known parks as well as some campgrounds that are local secrets that can’t be found on Internet searches.
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“…if you are among those who still enjoy the fun of tent camping, there’s a new book to consider.” – Jeff Lampe, Wild Things, the Journal Star

“For those who like the quiet and solitude of nature and want to find the best places to enjoy them.” – Chris Young, State Journal-Register (IL)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897326438
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 6/16/2009
  • Series: Best in Tent Camping Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,431,509
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview Map

The Best Illinois Campgrounds vii

Acknowledgments ix

Preface x

About the Author xi

Introduction 1

Northern Illinois

1 Apple River Canyon State Park 10

2 Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park 14

3 Sugar River Forest Preserve 17

4 Marengo Ridge Forest Preserve 20

5 Loud Thunder Forest Preserve 23

6 Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area 27

7 Channahon and Gebhard Woods State Parks 30

8 Delabar State Park 34

9 Woodford County State Fish & Wildlife Area 37

Central Illinois

10 Spring Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area 42

11 Sand Ridge State Forest 45

12 Comlara Park 49

13 Moraine View State Recreation Area 53

14 Siloam Springs State Park 57

15 Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area 61

16 Friends Creek Conservation Area 65

17 Lodge Park 68

18 Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area 71

19 Kickapoo State Park 74

20 Forest Glen County Preserve 77

21 Mccully Heritage Project 81

22 Beaver Dam State Park 84

23 Ramsey Lake State Park 87

24 Eagle Creek State Park 90

25 Walnut Point State Park 93

26 Lincoln Trail State Park 97

27 Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area 100

28 Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Area 103

29 Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area 106

Southern Illinois

30 Beall Woods State Park 112

31 Randolph County State Fish & Wildlife Area 115

32 Washington County State Recreation Area 118

33 Pyramid State Park 122

34 Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park 125

35 Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Area 128

36 Lake Murphysboro State Park 131

37 Turkey Bayou Campground 134

38 Pine Hills Campground 137

39 Trail of Tears State Forest 140

40 Giant City State Park 143

41 Little GrassyCampground 146

42 Devils Kitchen Campground 149

43 Ferne Clyffe State Park 152

44 Red Bud Campground/Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area 156

45 Dixon Springs State Park 159

46 Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area 163

47 Pharaoh Campground/Garden of the Gods Recreation Area 166

48 Pine Ridge Campground/Pounds Hollow Recreation Area 169

49 Camp Cadiz 172

50 Cave-in-Rock State Park 175

Appendix A Sources of Information 179

Appendix B Camping Equipment Checklist 181

Index 182

Map Legend

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    She looks around, wanting to find other appritances to help her get redspirit. She has no idea of the danger he is. Seeing no appritances, she runs to the warriors den to lookfor whitefurym

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    On the left side of the clearing grows a small heather bush. Its leaves glimmer in the sun and provide adequate protection from the elements. The sandy floor is lined with several mossy nests and there are a few mossballs scattered about, treasures from the days of being a kit. There is even a few rocks scattered around the entrance that make perfect places to spar from. After a hard day of training, apprentices will appreciate coming home to this den. The envy of all kits, it will serve them well as they practice their lessons on each other and sleep to rebuild their stregth. Until they prove their skill and become warriors, this will be the home for each young apprentice of Horseclan. ~ The Apprentices' Den, Lilywolf

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    Posted December 28, 2012

    Encourage campers to read

    I bought this for my son for Christmas because his family really enjoys camping. He was thrilled to receive the book and plans are under way for a spring camping trip since he read the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    love it

    Really enjoy the "Best in Tent Camping" series. As a novice camper, these books (also have the Ozarks version) really help me find great locations to visit and insight that would take me years to accumulate othewise. The maps don't display properly on the Nook Color but it's still an excellent buy and you can view more of the map on the Nook for PC app. Thanks!

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