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Best Tent Sites Near Ava, IL (13)

    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson Creek

    1.

    Johnson Creek

    4 Reviews
    3 Photos
    16 Saves
    Ava, Illinois

    Located on a northwest finger of beautiful Kinkaid Lake, Johnson Creek Recreation Area offers a variety of outdoor activities. Here you will find something for everyone in the family, from camping and kayaking to hiking along the lake, biking the scenic roads and horseback riding. Recreation Area Brochure/Map

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

    2.

    Turkey Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

    16 Reviews
    47 Photos
    3 Saves
    Goreville, Illinois

    Turkey Ridge is for campers who want a serene outdoor experience. It is a Class C walk-in campground that includes camp pads, picnic tables, cooking grills and showers. Drinking water and toilets are located near the parking lots.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Trash

    $18 / night

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      3.

      Apple Creek Conservation Area

      1 Review
      Altenburg, Missouri

      Apple Creek Conservation Area is located in northeast Cape Girardeau County, three miles east of New Wells on Route CC. The Missouri Department of Conservation created Apple Creek Conservation Area in 1986 with the purchase of 2,100 acres from several landowners.

      Steep hills and narrow valleys characterize this area, and approximately 2.5 miles of Apple Creek stream frontage forms its northern border.

      The Conservation Department has created watering ponds and planted food plots and agricultural crops within the forest to provide additional food sources for wildlife.

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      • Fires
      • Tents
      • Equestrian
      • Standard (Tent/RV)
      • Dispersed
      Camper-submitted photo from North Marcum Day Use Area

      4.

      North Marcum Day Use Area

      2 Reviews
      1 Photo
      11 Saves
      Rend Lake, Illinois

      Overview

      Congratulations! Youve just discovered the perfect place to enjoy a wide variety of activities, events and nature at its best. Even a short visit to Rend Lake will impress you with the versatility of this magnificent area. Whether youre looking for high adventure, a peaceful retreat, or something in between, youll find it here.

      Natural Features:

      North Marcum Day Use Area sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois. Plenty of shade and a large sandy boat in are, make this day use area desirable for a day on scenic Rend Lake. Rend Lake is made up of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land.

      Wildlife in the area includes white tailed deer, wild turkey, fox, raccoon, opossum, waterfowl, and others as seasons change throughout the year.

      Recreation:

      Take a leisurely morning stroll, ski or sail lake waters, spend the afternoon viewing inspiring art exhibits and end your day by the warm glow of a campfire under starry night skies. The fields, forests and waters of Rend Lake provide a natural haven for wildlife and an outdoor wonderland for you. Boat, hike, fish, hunt, swim, and explore at your leisure. If you prefer a little less nature, visit one of the resorts around the lake and delight in superb lodging and dining. Just minutes away youll find golf, trap and skeet, arts, antiques, museums, wineries, and more.

      Facilities:

      North Marcum Day Use Area features two large picnic shelters with tables, grills, and drinking water. The shelters can accommodate up to 75 guests each, and the area has a boat ramp, playground, and dock all within walking distance.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Reservable
      • Tents
      • Group
      Camper-submitted photo from Backpack Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Backpack Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Backpack Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Backpack Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Backpack Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Backpack Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

      5.

      Backpack Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

      3 Reviews
      10 Photos
      1 Save
      Goreville, Illinois

      Backpackers enjoying their commune with nature will appreciate the solitude of the individual campsites in the Class C Backpack campground. Located a half-mile from the Turkey Ridge primitive campground parking lot, these woodland sites have cooking grills, toilets and showers. Water and trash receptacles are available at the Turkey Ridge parking lot. You're reminded to be careful with your fires and to pack out what you pack in.

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      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Tents
      • Trash
      • Drinking Water
      Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
      Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
      Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
      Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
      Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
      Camper-submitted photo from Buck Ridge  -  Lake Of Egypt
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        Mandolin Grove

        1 Review
        Mason, Illinois
        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Phone Service
        • Reservable
        • Tents
        • Cabins
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        Willow Springs Campground

        1 Review
        4 Photos
        McClure, Illinois

        Private property sunken into the Shawnee National Forest.

        • Fires
        • Reservable
        • Tents
        • Trash
        • Firewood Available
        • Showers

        $20 - $125 / night

        Camper-submitted photo from Buck Ridge Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Buck Ridge Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Buck Ridge Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Buck Ridge Campground
        Camper-submitted photo from Buck Ridge Campground
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      According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular tent campground near Ava, IL is Johnson Creek with a 3.3-star rating from 4 reviews.

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