Best Camping near Blue Mound, IL

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Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Blue Mound, IL has a lot to offer. Blue Mound is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Blue Mound, IL (66)

    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground

    1.

    Sangchris Lake State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    49 Photos
    52 Saves
    Rochester, Illinois

    Welcome to Sangchris Lake State Park Campground, a gem near Rochester, IL. This spot is perfect for those who love a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. The campground is known for its beautiful lakeside views and spacious sites, making it a favorite for many visitors.

    One of the standout features here is the electric hookups available at most sites, which is a big plus for RV campers. The campground also offers clean restrooms and shower facilities, ensuring a comfortable stay. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Visitors often rave about the peaceful atmosphere and the well-maintained grounds. The sites are large and provide plenty of room between neighbors, giving you a sense of privacy. If you're into fishing, you'll love the easy access to the lake and the multiple public docks available. Some campers even have their own private docks, which is a real treat.

    The campground is open from April 1 to January 16, giving you plenty of opportunities to enjoy the changing seasons. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, you'll find plenty to do. From hiking and boating to simply enjoying the serene surroundings, Sangchris Lake State Park Campground has something for everyone.

    So pack your gear, bring your family or friends, and come experience the beauty and tranquility of this wonderful campground. You won't be disappointed!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Coon Creek (IL)
    Camper-submitted photo from Coon Creek (IL)
    Camper-submitted photo from Coon Creek (IL)
    Camper-submitted photo from Coon Creek (IL)
    Camper-submitted photo from Coon Creek (IL)
    Camper-submitted photo from Coon Creek (IL)

    2.

    Coon Creek (IL)

    17 Reviews
    76 Photos
    121 Saves
    Shelbyville, Illinois

    Overview

    Coon Creek is a large campground that sits on the western shore of Lake Shelbyville in the heart of central Illinois. Families enjoy the playground, swimming area and shaded campsites within the facility. The lake and surrounding land offer outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, swimming, picnicking and simply relaxing. Click Here for the Lake Shelbyville Virtual Tour

    Recreation

    Lake Shelbyville offers a multitude of fishing opportunities for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, muskie, walleye, white bass and bluegill. Coon Creek provides a boat ramp, and for those without a boat, several ponds with farmed fish are available around the lake. Hunting areas within a short drive offer numerous game species, including quail, rabbit, pheasant, deer, dove, turkey, waterfowl and woodcock. Visitors can also explore the lake shore on foot via a 0.7-mile nature trail within the facility.

    Facilities

    Lake Shelbyville offers a multitude of fishing opportunities for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, muskie, walleye, white bass and bluegill. Coon Creek provides a boat ramp, and for those without a boat, several ponds with farmed fish are available around the lake. Hunting areas within a short drive offer numerous game species, including quail, rabbit, pheasant, deer, dove, turkey, waterfowl and woodcock. Visitors can also explore the lake shore on foot via a 0.7-mile nature trail within the facility.

    Natural Features

    This facility overlooks the lake shore and is heavily forested with plenty of shade. Oak and hickory are the lake region's dominant tree species, and foliage turns a variety of red, orange, purple and yellow each fall, while prairie flowers dot the landscape in spring and summer. Numerous species of songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors inhabit the lake area, as do mammals such as cottontail rabbit, white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrel, muskrat and mink.

    Nearby Attractions

    Wolf Creek State Park, Woods Lake Waterfowl Refuge and Okaw Bluff Wetlands Complex are popular locations for wildlife watching, birding and hunting near Lake Shelbyville.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $18 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from The Double J Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Double J Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Double J Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Double J Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Double J Campground and RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from The Double J Campground and RV Park

    3.

    The Double J Campground and RV Park

    19 Reviews
    14 Photos
    58 Saves
    Chatham, Illinois

    Welcome to The Double J Campground and RV Park, nestled near Chatham, IL. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy a comfortable camping experience with all the conveniences you could ask for. The campground is open year-round, so you can plan your visit whenever it suits you.

    One of the standout features here is the full hookups available at the gravel sites, making it a breeze for RV campers. The bathrooms and showers are well-maintained and clean, which is always a plus. If you're traveling with pets, you'll be happy to know there's a dog park where your furry friends can stretch their legs.

    The location is pretty sweet too. It's close to Springfield, so you can easily check out local attractions like the Lincoln sites or pop over to Slauterhaus Brewing in Auburn for a pint. Some campers have mentioned that the highway noise can be a bit noticeable, but many find it more like white noise that fades into the background.

    For those who enjoy a bit of recreation, there's a pool that's perfect for cooling off on a hot day, and even a putt-putt course that's free to use. The campground is spacious with plenty of shade from mature trees, and each site comes with a picnic table and a fire ring, perfect for those evening campfires.

    Whether you're just passing through or planning a longer stay, The Double J Campground offers a friendly, clean, and convenient spot to set up camp.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Sangchris Lake State Park Campground

    4.

    Sangchris Lake State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    10 Photos
    36 Saves
    Rochester, Illinois

    Sangchris Lake State Park Campground, near Rochester, IL, is a solid spot for those looking to unwind and enjoy some time outdoors. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, making it a versatile choice for different camping preferences. The park is open from April 1 to January 16, giving you plenty of opportunities to visit throughout the year.

    One of the standout features here is the lake, which, while not suitable for swimming, provides a serene backdrop and is great for fishing. The campground is divided into two main areas: Hickory Point, which is closer to the lake, and Deer Run, which is nestled in the woods. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, you might prefer one over the other.

    Visitors have noted that the sites are generally clean and well-maintained, with amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and picnic tables available. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Firewood is available, though some have mentioned it can be a bit pricey, so you might want to bring your own.

    The bathrooms and showers are basic but functional. Some campers have mentioned that the showers require frequent button-pushing to keep the water running, but hey, it’s all part of the adventure, right? The camp hosts are known to be friendly and helpful, adding a nice touch to your stay.

    For those who enjoy hiking, the park offers several trails, though a few visitors have mentioned that some of the trails and bridges could use a bit of TLC. Despite this, the natural beauty of the area, with its trees, sunsets, and open skies, makes it a great place to relax and enjoy nature.

    So, if you're looking for a place to fish, camp, and just kick back, Sangchris Lake State Park Campground is worth checking out. Just remember to pack your sense of adventure and maybe a little extra firewood.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Weldon Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Weldon Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Weldon Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Weldon Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Weldon Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Weldon Springs State Park Campground

    5.

    Weldon Springs State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    14 Photos
    55 Saves
    Clinton, Illinois

    Weldon Springs State Park Campground, near Clinton, IL, is a solid spot for a camping trip. Open year-round, this place has a bit of everything for both tent and RV campers. The campground is known for its peaceful atmosphere, even when it's fully booked, like on Memorial Day weekends.

    One of the standout features here is the trail that loops around the lake. It's perfect for a leisurely walk or a more vigorous hike. The lake itself is a hub for fishing and canoeing, and there's even a spot where you can tie up your canoe after launching it by the concession stand. If you're into birdwatching, the north end of the lake is a must-visit for hummingbird sightings.

    The campground has a mix of amenities to make your stay comfortable. Electric hookups are available, and there are showers and toilets on-site. While the bathhouse might not win any awards for cleanliness, it's functional. The sites vary in size, so double-check before you book to make sure your spot fits your setup.

    Families will appreciate the playgrounds scattered around the park, though they can get a bit crowded. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, there's a strict no-alcohol policy, so keep that in mind when packing.

    Overall, Weldon Springs State Park Campground offers a pleasant and convenient camping experience with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Whether you're here for a quick overnight stay or a longer getaway, you'll find it a welcoming place to unwind and enjoy nature.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Lithia Springs

    6.

    Lithia Springs

    9 Reviews
    30 Photos
    74 Saves
    Shelbyville, Illinois

    Overview

    Lithia Springs Campground sits on the eastern shore of Lake Shelbyville in the heart of central Illinois. This facility has a variety of amenities and offers outdoor activities for people of all ages, including fishing, swimming, picnicking and simply relaxing.

    Recreation

    Lake Shelbyville offers a multitude of fishing opportunities for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, muskie, walleye, white bass and bluegill. Lithia Springs provides a boat ramp, and for those without a boat, several ponds with farmed fish are available around the lake. Hunting areas within a short drive offer numerous game species, including quail, rabbit, pheasant, deer, dove, turkey, waterfowl and woodcock.

    Facilities

    Lake Shelbyville offers a multitude of fishing opportunities for catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, muskie, walleye, white bass and bluegill. Lithia Springs provides a boat ramp, and for those without a boat, several ponds with farmed fish are available around the lake. Hunting areas within a short drive offer numerous game species, including quail, rabbit, pheasant, deer, dove, turkey, waterfowl and woodcock.

    Natural Features

    The campground lies in an oak and hickory forest. Foliage turns a variety of red, orange, purple and yellow each fall, while prairie flowers dot the landscape in spring and summer. Numerous species of songbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors inhabit the lake area, as do mammals such as cottontail rabbit, white-tail deer, gray and fox squirrel, muskrat and mink.

    Nearby Attractions

    Wolf Creek State Park, Woods Lake Waterfowl Refuge and Okaw Bluff Wetlands Complex are popular locations for wildlife watching, birding and hunting near Lake Shelbyville.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $18 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Clinton Lake State Recreation Area

    7.

    Clinton Lake State Recreation Area

    18 Reviews
    42 Photos
    134 Saves
    Weldon, Illinois

    There are 17 Class AA campsites, 277 Class A campsites, 9 Class B/S campsites and 5 Class C campsites at Clinton Lake, with most adaptable to either tents, trailers or motor homes. The campground is open year-round with the exception of the full week prior to first firearm deer season. No entry is allowed in the Mascoutin area during that time, for a special firearm deer hunt. Showers and potable water are available from mid-April to November (weather depending). Each site is equipped with a grill and picnic table. Reservations can be made online at the Reserve America website. Camping loops H, I, J and K are alcohol-free. Camp Quest Group Camp, located off Route 54 at Birkbeck, is an area for adults or youth groups and has room for 75. It provides a secluded wooded setting and has a large shelter with electricity, three RV pads with electrical hookups, toilets, tables, grills and water. No shower facilities are present at the group camp area. Portions of the Class AA, A and B/S and the group camp are handicapped accessible.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle Creek State Park Campground

    8.

    Eagle Creek State Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    21 Photos
    55 Saves
    Findlay, Illinois

    This recreation area is part of Lake Shelbyville

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Illinois State Fair Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Illinois State Fair Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Illinois State Fair Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Illinois State Fair Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Illinois State Fair Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Illinois State Fair Campground

    9.

    Illinois State Fair Campground

    11 Reviews
    9 Photos
    16 Saves
    Sherman, Illinois

    Welcome to the Illinois State Fair Campground, nestled right near Springfield. This spot is a gem, especially if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable place to set up camp. The campground is open from April 1 to October 31, making it a great seasonal destination.

    One of the standout features here is the sheer size of the place. With over 300 sites, there's plenty of room for everyone, whether you're in a tent or an RV. Most sites come with electric and water hookups, and there are full hookup options available too. The bathrooms and showers, while a bit dated, are kept clean and functional, which is always a plus.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is particularly friendly to big rigs, so if you're rolling in with a larger setup, you should be just fine. Pets are welcome, and there's a sanitary dump station on-site for your convenience.

    The campground's location is another big draw. You're just a short drive away from some of Springfield's most notable attractions, like Lincoln's Home and Lincoln's Tomb. It's a fantastic base camp for exploring the rich history of the area.

    Security is solid here, with regular patrols ensuring a safe and peaceful stay. The staff are known to be friendly and helpful, often going out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant experience. Some campers even got a golf cart tour of the fairgrounds from the host!

    While the sites are mostly on pavement, there are grassy spots available if you prefer a more natural setting. Just keep in mind that during fair week, it can get pretty busy, so plan accordingly.

    All in all, the Illinois State Fair Campground offers a comfortable and convenient camping experience with a touch of local charm. Whether you're here for a night or a longer stay, you'll find it a welcoming place to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Taylorville City Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Taylorville City Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Taylorville City Campground
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Blue Mound, IL?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Blue Mound, IL is Sangchris Lake State Park Campground with a 4.7-star rating from 18 reviews.

What parks are near Blue Mound, IL?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 6 parks near Blue Mound, IL that allow camping, notably Lake Shelbyville and Carlyle Lake.