Places to Camp near Enfield, IL

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Best Camping Sites Near Enfield, IL (66)

    Camper-submitted photo from Harmonie State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Harmonie State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Harmonie State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Harmonie State Park Campground
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    1.

    Harmonie State Park Campground

    34 Reviews
    99 Photos
    74 Saves
    New Harmony, Indiana

    Harmonie State Park Campground, nestled near New Harmony, Indiana, is a gem for those looking to escape into nature. Open year-round, this campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. The sites are spacious, with some offering electric hookups, though water hookups are not available directly at the sites.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of amenities. You’ll find clean and functional bathhouses with showers, though the push-button showers might take a minute to heat up. There are multiple playgrounds for the kids, picnic tables for family meals, and a nature center that hosts various events, especially during the summer. The campground also has a market where you can purchase essentials like ice and firewood.

    For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Harmonie State Park has plenty to offer. There are numerous walking and biking trails, and the park provides access to the Wabash River, perfect for a bit of fishing or a peaceful riverside stroll. The nearby town of New Harmony is worth a visit for its unique history, quaint shops, coffee spots, and dining options.

    Visitors have noted the friendly staff and the overall cleanliness of the campground. However, be prepared for the local wildlife; raccoons and other critters are known to make appearances, so keep your food secured. Also, the bugs can be relentless, so pack your insect repellent.

    Overall, Harmonie State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a family getaway or a quiet retreat into nature. Whether you’re here for a weekend or an extended stay, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained and relaxed.

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground

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    Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground

    52 Reviews
    208 Photos
    472 Saves
    Karbers Ridge, Illinois

    One of the most photographed locations in the state, Garden of the Gods' scenic beauty is extraordinary. In the recreation area you can hike, camp, nature watch or picnic.

    The Observation Trail features unique sandstone rock formations and panoramic views of the surrounding Garden of the God Wilderness. Interpretive signs explain the geological history. The 1/4-mile trail is made of natural sandstone and takes about an hour to walk. It contains short, steep grades and steps; benches are located along the trail and as a whole the trail is not tiring. Caution should be used due to the high cliffs in the area.

    Overnight parking allowed at Backpacker's Parking Lot only (Indian Point Trailhead). Pets are allowed only on a leash. Picnic areas and Observation Trail are open 6am-10pm. Use trash receptacles where available. Pack It In, Pack It Out while on trails. Camp only at designated sites in the campground. Disposable food and beverage containers are not permitted on the Observation Trail. Stay on the designated trail and leave the beauty of the rocks and plants for others to enjoy.

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

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek

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    Gun Creek

    19 Reviews
    63 Photos
    87 Saves
    Whittington, Illinois

    Overview

    Congratulations! You've just discovered Rend Lake, 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. Rend Lake is made up of 20,633 acres of water and 19,523 acres of land. Wildlife in the area includes deer, turkey, fox, raccoon, opossum, waterfowl, and others as seasons change throughout the year. Whether you're looking for high adventure, a peaceful retreat, or something in between, you'll find it here in the heart of Southern Illinois.

    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 you'll find golf, trap and skeet, arts, antiques, museums, wineries, and more.

    Facilities

    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 you'll find golf, trap and skeet, arts, antiques, museums, wineries, and more.

    Natural Features

    Gun Creek sits along the Eastern banks of Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois.

    Nearby Attractions

    Rend Lake Golf Complex, which includes a 27-hole golf course, restuarant, and lodge.

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge

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    Pine Ridge

    17 Reviews
    62 Photos
    74 Saves
    Karbers Ridge, Illinois

    Welcome to Pine Ridge Campground, nestled in the heart of Shawnee National Forest near Junction, IL. This spot is a gem for those looking to immerse themselves in nature while enjoying some basic comforts. Open from April 1 to December 15, Pine Ridge offers a mix of tent, RV, and glamping accommodations.

    The campground is known for its spacious and private rustic sites, perfect for those who appreciate a bit of solitude. If you need electric hookups, there's a loop with 50/30/20 amp options, though you'll need to bring your own water and sewer solutions as these aren't available on-site. Vault toilets are clean and well-maintained, but don't expect showers.

    One of the standout features here is the stargazing. With minimal light pollution, the night sky is a breathtaking sight. The campground also boasts a two-mile loop road that leads to a beach access point on a gorgeous lake, ideal for a leisurely walk with your dog or a peaceful afternoon by the water.

    Visitors have praised the campground for its proximity to hiking trails and natural attractions. The nearby Pounds Hollow Recreation Area offers a scenic lake perfect for kayaking and picnicking. For a bit of adventure, check out the Rim Rock Trail, which features historical sites and stunning rock formations.

    At just $10 a night, Pine Ridge is a budget-friendly option that doesn't skimp on natural beauty. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, you'll find plenty to love about this serene spot in Shawnee National Forest.

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

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs
    Camper-submitted photo from Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs

    5.

    Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs

    32 Reviews
    142 Photos
    291 Saves
    Eddyville, Illinois

    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 interconnected trails featuring strange and wonderful rock formations, such as Devil's Backbone, Boulder Falls and a natural rock bridge. Hiking this system of trails is a favorite activity because of the rock features, scenic overlooks, hidden springs and lush flora and fauna.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $15 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from South Marcum Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from South Marcum Campground
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    South Marcum Campground

    15 Reviews
    31 Photos
    61 Saves
    Benton, Illinois

    Overview

    Congratulations! You've just discovered Rend Lake, 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. Rend Lake is made up of 20,633 acres of water and 19,523 acres of land. Wildlife in the area includes deer, turkey, fox, raccoon, opossu, waterfowl, and others as seasons change throughout the year. Whether you're looking for high adventure, a peaceful retreat, or something in between, you'll find it here in the heart of Southern Illinois.

    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 you'll find golf, trap and skeet, arts, antiques, museums, wineries, and more.

    Facilities

    South Marcum Campground offers more than 100 reservable campsites. Electric hookups are provided at all Recreational Vehicle sites. The campground offers a dump station, hot showers, flush toilets, and drinking water in order to provide a comfortable camping experience for guests. A playground is also conveniently located within the Whispering Pines camping loop near the shower house.

    Natural Features

    South Marcum Campground sits along the banks of Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois. With plenty of unobstructed views of the water, campers are able to take in scenic sunsets as well as enjoy activities such as bank fishing, right from the campground.

    Nearby Attractions

    Rend Lake Dam

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

    $26 / night

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      Camper-submitted photo from South Sandusky Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from South Sandusky Campground
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      Camper-submitted photo from South Sandusky Campground

      8.

      South Sandusky Campground

      18 Reviews
      52 Photos
      99 Saves
      Sesser, Illinois

      Overview

      Congratulations! You've just discovered Rend Lake, 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. Rend Lake is made up of 20,633 acres of water and 19,523 acres of land. Wildlife in the area includes deer, turkey, fox, raccoon, opossum, waterfowl, and others as seasons change througout the year. Whether you're looking for high adventure, a peaceful retreat, or something in between, you'll find it here in the heart of Southern illinois.

      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 you'll find golf, trap and skeet, arts, antiques, museums, wineries, and more.

      Facilities

      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 you'll find golf, trap and skeet, arts, antiques, museums, wineries, and more.

      Natural Features

      South Sandusky Campground is situated around Sandusky cove on Rend Lake in the heart of Southern Illinois. With nicely spaced campsites and plenty of activities easily accessible from the campground, South Sandusky is an excellent destination for camping at Rend Lake. Wildlife in the area includes white tailed deer, wild turkey, fox, raccoon, opossum, waterfowl, and others as seasons change throughout the year.

      Nearby Attractions

      South Sandusky Beach Rend Lake Visitors Center Rend Lake Project Office

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

      $18 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Campground

      9.

      Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Campground

      12 Reviews
      33 Photos
      18 Saves
      Whittington, Illinois

      Welcome to Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Campground, nestled near Whittington, IL. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. The campground is right by Rend Lake, making it a prime location for fishing, boating, and just soaking in some beautiful lake views.

      The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations. It's got all the essentials: electric hookups, drinking water, and showers. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. One thing to note, though, is that there are no water hookups, so plan accordingly.

      Visitors have mentioned that the sites are spacious and well-shaded, providing a nice bit of privacy. The campground is also big-rig friendly, which is a plus if you're rolling in with a larger RV. There are picnic tables and fire rings at each site, perfect for a cozy evening by the fire.

      For those who like to stay active, there's plenty to do. The park offers hiking and biking trails, and there's even a playground for the kids. If you're into wildlife, you're in for a treat. Deer sightings are pretty common, and the area is teeming with other wildlife.

      A few tips from past campers: the reservation system can be a bit tricky, especially during peak times like the week before Memorial Day. It's a good idea to arrive early to snag a good spot. Also, while the bathrooms are functional, they can get a bit buggy and dirty, so pack some extra cleaning supplies if that's a concern for you.

      Overall, Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Campground is a fantastic spot to unwind, enjoy nature, and maybe catch a fish or two. Whether you're here for a quick stopover or a longer stay, you're bound to have a memorable time.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Whittington Woods Campground
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      10.

      Whittington Woods Campground

      10 Reviews
      9 Photos
      24 Saves
      Whittington, Illinois

      We also have a basketball court, propane, dump station and our laundry room has brand new machines. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the park. We have added a new activity/meeting room with central ac/heat, pictures are located on our Facebook page.

      Laundry
      Pull-Thru Sites
      30 & 50 Amp Service
      Big Rig Friendly
      Pet Friendly
      Playground
      Ice
      Clean Restrooms/Hot Showers
      Activity/Meeting Room
      Dump Station
      Pool
      Grocery Store
      Basketball
      Pavilion
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What camping is available near Enfield, IL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, Enfield, IL offers a wide range of camping options, with 66 campgrounds and RV parks near Enfield, IL and 1 free dispersed camping spot.

    Which is the most popular campground near Enfield, IL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Enfield, IL is Harmonie State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 34 reviews.

    Where can I find free dispersed camping near Enfield, IL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there is 1 free dispersed camping spot near Enfield, IL.

    What parks are near Enfield, IL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Enfield, IL that allow camping, notably Rend Lake and Shawnee National Forest.