Bell Smith Springs is one of the most beautiful recreation areas the Shawnee National Forest has to offer. It contains a series of clear, rocky streams and scenic canyons bordered by high sandstone cliffs and an abundance of vegetation unique to Illinois. The trail system consists of eight miles of…
- Drive-InPark next to your site
- Walk-InPark in a lot, walk to your site.
- Hike-InBackcountry sites.
- Tent Sites
- RV Sites
- Standard (Tent/RV)
- Picnic Table
I hate to review this one because I don’t want it to get crowded and ruined. lol. It was a great spot. I think there are 20 spots and including us only 5 were taken. Very quiet and peaceful
There was barely anyone here when we visited in April , new pit toilets , water was not available and no power . The road getting there does vary in surfaces but our van made it fine no issues . Great hiking and scenery and it was very quiet at night . Cleaned up a mess someone left behind and…
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We were here, and the ONLY campers! Loved that. Sites were spacious. Toilets were clean enough and stocked. Road in was rough blue easily passable.
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Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs is located in Illinois
From Harrisburg: Take Highway 145 south 11 miles to Burden Falls Road. Turn right, go 5 miles to Ozark Rd. Turn south (left). Go to Bell Smith Springs Rd. Turn southwest (right) and proceed 2 miles to Bell Smith Springs. From Vienna: Take Highway 45 north 12 miles to Ozark Road. Turn east (right). Go 10 miles to Bell Smith Springs Rd. Turn southwest (right) and proceed 2 miles to Bell Smith Springs.