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Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs

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About This Campground

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…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

27 Reviews of Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs

Ratings Breakdown

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J
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2021

Great rustic campground

Nice sites that were well spaced apart. Most were not suitable for large RVs. Beautiful red pines intermixed with beach and maple trees. No showers or flush toilets which might bother some people. Some of the comments mentioned the condition of the fire grates. Some of them could use replacing but…

  • trail map
  • Great hiking trails
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Sitesite 14
Month of VisitDecember
lThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2021

Lovely

We spent four days and nights here. The spaces were nicely separated. The campground was well-maintained and tidy. The surrounding area has many trails which were absolutely amazing. The only road noise comes from the road leading in. It’s completely quiet at night which allows you to hear the…

Site10
Month of VisitNovember
Tiffany S.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

4 day camping ❤️

Absolutely loved it here. Went camping last 4 days with 2 adults and 7kids we all had a great time. Only thing that could make it better was showers

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Site13
Month of VisitSeptember

Location

Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs is located in Illinois

Directions

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.

Coordinates

37.51889054 N
88.65644755 W

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