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Places to Camp near Galena, IL

455 Reviews

Looking for the best campgrounds near Galena, IL? Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Galena is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Find the best campgrounds near Galena, IL. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Galena, IL (107)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Maquoketa Caves State Park

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    Maquoketa Caves State Park

    28 Reviews
    146 Photos
    197 Saves
    Baldwin, Iowa

    This campground offers both electric and non-electric sites as well as modern restroom and shower facility. All campsites are available by reservation only.

    Maquoketa Caves State Park is one of the biggest attractions in Jackson County and is a great place for spelunkers and hiking enthusiasts. The caves in the area were formed after millennia of water erosion on limestone bedrock. This park contains more caves than any other state park in Iowa. The park itself covers 370 acres nestled among hardwood trees and high bluffs. With approximately thirteen caves, a great experience awaits you at this interesting and unique state park.

    Bird Watching
    Cave Exploring/Spelunking
    Dump Station
    Geological Formations
    Handicap Access
    Hiking
    Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    Modern Restroom
    Park Office
    Parking
    Picnic Area
    
    Playground
    Registration Building
    Restrooms
    Showers
    Toilet, Pit/Vault
    Trash Dumpster
    Visitor Center
    Water Hydrants
    Wildflower Viewing
    Wildlife Viewing
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Mississippi Palisades State Park

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    Mississippi Palisades State Park

    23 Reviews
    81 Photos
    137 Saves
    Savanna, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Rustic Barn Campground RV Park

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    Rustic Barn Campground RV Park

    15 Reviews
    53 Photos
    59 Saves
    Dubuque, Iowa

    We welcome you to experience the true beauty of the Midwest. Our campground offers a comfortable and peaceful atmosphere, where you can enjoy the landscapes of rolling hills and lush countryside, with a friendly and caring staff and numerous amenities

    Rustic Barn Campground & RV Park is only 3 blocks off highway 151/61/35 and extremely convienent to reach.

    Just a few miles from the beautiful bluffs of the Mighty Mississippi, we are conveniently located in the tri-state area of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois, where there are endless activities and attractions.

    7 miles from Dubuque, IA
    15 miles from Platteville, WI
    17 miles from Galena, IL
    80 miles from Madison, WI
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Yellowstone Lake State Park

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    Yellowstone Lake State Park

    30 Reviews
    95 Photos
    97 Saves
    Blanchardville, Wisconsin
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Palace Campground

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    Palace Campground

    7 Reviews
    52 Photos
    65 Saves
    Galena, Illinois

    Situated on 50 quiet, wooded acres only 2 miles from historic downtown Galena this campground accommodates all types of tents and campers and offer cabin rentals as well.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Apple River Canyon

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    Apple River Canyon

    11 Reviews
    38 Photos
    75 Saves
    Apple River, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $8 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Bellevue State Park

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    Bellevue State Park

    7 Reviews
    20 Photos
    30 Saves
    Bellevue, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Swiss Valley County Park

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    Swiss Valley County Park

    8 Reviews
    5 Photos
    17 Saves
    Dubuque, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Miller Riverview City Park

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    Miller Riverview City Park

    7 Reviews
    16 Photos
    24 Saves
    Dubuque, Iowa
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Grant River Recreation Area

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    Grant River Recreation Area

    10 Reviews
    21 Photos
    52 Saves
    Dubuque, Iowa

    Overview

    Spread along the banks of the Upper Mississippi River, the Grant River Campground, located in the "Catfish Capital of Wisconsin," is a modern campground that offers a plethora of outdoor and recreational activities.

    Recreation

    The famous fishing on the Mississippi River draws crowds of anglers each year. The most popular species is the channel catfish, earning the city of Potosi the nickname "Catfish Capital of Wisconsin." Other species include bluegill, walleye, crappie, northern pike and bass. Best to try your luck in the spring before the rice field grows up. There is boat ramp access within the campground, but can be chalenging for larger vessels as water levels drop and aquatic vegetation grows up.________

    Facilities

    Picnic shelter and a playgrounds create an ideal environment for a small party or family get-together. Both tent and RV sites are available, and amenities like showers, drinking water and flush toilets offer a comfortable camping experience.

    Natural Features

    Surrounding the large campsite is a lush river landscape with towering bluffs and beautiful sunsets, creating a nature experience for visitors without losing the comforts of modern camping.

    Nearby Attractions

    Potosi Brewing Company Restauraunt & Museum (Potosi, WI - 2 miles) Lock and Dam 11 (Dubuque, IA - 19 miles) National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (Dubuque, IA - 20 miles) Diamond Jo Casino & The Q Casino (Dubuque, IA - 20 miles) Historic sites, Antiques, Fine Dining (Galena, IL - 28 miles)

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (563) 582-0881.

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

    $25 / night


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