Illini State Park
Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2021

Inexpensive and close to Chicago for quick weekend getaways

This is a great low cost, low frills state park. It’s pretty close to Chicago so it works for weekend getaways. We stayed in the wooded loop. It’s rustic without electric/water hookups. The other loop looked more set up for rvs. 

We loved the shade of the wooded section. We had a spot that gave us enough blockage to keep our reactive dog calm. Other sites had less division between them. 

You are close to a variety of spots. Hike or bike the I and M canal trail. Drive down the expressway a bit and explore Starved Rock. The small local towns have some interesting restaurants. 

We are keeping this campground in mind for quick weekends away.

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  • Walk out along the road and turn away from the entrance to find a bit more walking area.
  • This doggo loves the Dyrt!
  • Don't forget to peek out during the night