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Kickapoo State Recreation Area

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State Park

For campers, Kickapoo SRA has a variety of options for tent, trailer, and group camping, with 184 sites at the facility. Electrical hookups are available on sites 1-101, with both 30 and 50 amp service on selected sites. Centralized water spigots exist throughout the campground, but may be turned off due to freezing temperatures. Two shower buildings are available as well as a sanitary dump station at Kickapoo for camper use. One shower building will stay open to allow year-round camper access. Campers occupying electrical sites are required to pay for electricity even if the service is not used. Walk-in sites are available to campers throughout the year and can be obtained from the campground host at the check station.

The maximum length of stay is 14 days in a 30-day period and all campground guests must check in with the campground host before entering the campground.

Campers must have camping equipment with them the day they register to camp as well as occupy the site that day. All campers must obtain a camping permit from the campground host or through reservations before entering the campgrounds. Reservations for the main campground are available from May 1st to Oct 31st at ExploreMoreIL™ and any camping outside of this timeframe will be at a first come first serve basis.

Reservation Info

WALK IN 01 Nov - 30 Apr

PEAK 01 May - 31 Oct

WALK IN 01 Nov - 30 Apr

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Site Types

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


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2023

Not bad but sites too close together

I can only speak about the non-electric sites. It was a weeknight so I only saw 2 other occupied campsites in the whole area (did not see the campers though). Being that it was empty it wasn’t bad. If it was full I think it wouldn’t be quite so nice. It’s very open.

Month of VisitAugust
Amy B.
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2023

Wooded sites

Beautiful campground located right off I-74! The sites are mostly wooded and relatively level. Clean, spacious shower houses. Only complaint I have are the weeds being quite tall between sites.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Kickapoo State Recreation Area by Amy B., June 23, 2023
  • Review photo of Kickapoo State Recreation Area by Amy B., June 23, 2023
Life is Now I.
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2022

Private - Minimally Maintained

Big, semiforested plots, which are far enough apart to feel very private. Extremely pretty sites, but the firepits are overflowing with ash and not well maintained. There aren't any showers, and the potties aren't just pit toilets, they're old school outhouses with no lights, and bug nests everywhere, including a wasp nest.

Month of VisitOctober


Kickapoo State Recreation Area is located in Illinois

Detail location of campground


West bound on I74 exit 210 east to Danville. Proceed one mile to stop light. Turn left at stop light and travel two mile north. Turn left at Kickapoo Park sign (large church on left side of road just before turn) and travel two mile into park. Drive to second stop sign, turn right 150 yards to campground entrance. East bound I74 exit 206 and then turn left back over interstate. Proceed two mile, turn right at Kickapoo Park sign. Travel east approximatly three mile, cross Middle Fork River bridge, go straight up hill between lakes and campground is a the crest of the hill on the right.


10906 Kickapoo Park Road
Oakwood, IL 61858


40.13798732 N
87.73945436 W

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