Top Glamping near Karbers Ridge, IL

Join the fun near Karbers Ridge. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Karbers Ridge 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. Find the best campgrounds near Karbers Ridge, IL. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Glamping Sites Near Karbers Ridge, IL (28)

    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
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    1.

    Pine Ridge

    17 Reviews
    62 Photos
    78 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

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    Shawnee Forest Campground

    32 Reviews
    55 Photos
    183 Saves
    Vienna, Illinois

    Located in the Middle of Southern Illinois just Off I-24 it is a great place to stay while you explore all the the Shawnee Forest. From Giant City to Garden of the Gods. The Tunnel Hill bike trail is a half mile away and Cache River is just down the road. We have 60 Full Hook up sites. Large pull through sites up to 120 feet long. We have Shower Houses and Laundry Facilities. Our Campground is Open Year Round.

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

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
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    Cave-in-Rock State Park

    13 Reviews
    68 Photos
    121 Saves
    Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

    Welcome to Cave-in-Rock State Park, a fantastic spot nestled near the town of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. This campground is open year-round and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the electric hookups available at many sites, making it a convenient choice for RV campers. The campground is also big-rig friendly, so you won't have to worry about maneuvering larger vehicles. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Visitors often rave about the peaceful atmosphere and the friendly campground host, Steve. The shower house is noted for being clean with hot water and good pressure, although the drainage could use a bit of work. If you're close to the bathhouse, be prepared for some noise from the generator, but it usually quiets down at night.

    The campground is a short walk from the famous Cave-in-Rock, a fascinating natural cave that’s perfect for a quick exploration. There's also a playground and picnic shelter for families to enjoy. If you're up for a bit of a drive, the nearby Garden of the Gods offers stunning rock formations and hiking trails.

    For those who enjoy a bit of local flavor, the on-site restaurant comes highly recommended. It's a great spot to grab a meal if you want a break from campfire cooking. And don't miss the chance to take the ferry across the river to Kentucky for a little extra adventure.

    In summary, Cave-in-Rock State Park offers a laid-back, relaxing camping experience with plenty of amenities and activities to keep you entertained. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you're sure to have a memorable stay.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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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    Harmonie State Park Campground

    34 Reviews
    99 Photos
    76 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

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    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Point Campground
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    5.

    Oak Point Campground

    8 Reviews
    27 Photos
    75 Saves
    Grantsburg, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Little Lusk Trail Lodge & Campground

    3 Reviews
    6 Photos
    8 Saves
    Eddyville, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Canal - Lake Barkley
    Camper-submitted photo from Canal - Lake Barkley
    Camper-submitted photo from Canal - Lake Barkley
    Camper-submitted photo from Canal - Lake Barkley
    Camper-submitted photo from Canal - Lake Barkley
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    Canal - Lake Barkley

    17 Reviews
    40 Photos
    61 Saves
    Grand Rivers, Kentucky

    Overview

    Situated along a peninsula between the lush shorelines of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, Canal Campground offers modern camping and provides the ideal setting to enjoy nature at its best with family and friends. Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the Barkley Dam and boats traveling through the canal from the comfort of their campsite. The campground faces Barkley Lake, and the shore of Kentucky Lake is a brisk one-mile walk across the canal.

    Recreation

    From water sports to wildlife viewing to hiking and biking, Canal Campground is the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Eagle nests can be spotted throughout the grounds, and its not unlikely for visitors to encounter deer and other wildlife. A short hiking trail allows campers to enjoy the outdoor scenery at their leisure. Fishing is also a popular pastime, and during warm months bass and catfish are plentiful in both lakes.

    Facilities

    From water sports to wildlife viewing to hiking and biking, Canal Campground is the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Eagle nests can be spotted throughout the grounds, and its not unlikely for visitors to encounter deer and other wildlife. A short hiking trail allows campers to enjoy the outdoor scenery at their leisure. Fishing is also a popular pastime, and during warm months bass and catfish are plentiful in both lakes.

    Natural Features

    Lake Barkley, as part of a dam project at the Cumberland River, spans 134 miles along the Kentucky landscape, offering countless recreational activities to visitors. The canal connects Lake Barley with Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreational complexes in the country.

    Nearby Attractions

    Grand Rivers, a short drive from the campground, has several restaurants and two public marinas.

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

    $240 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
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    Giant City State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    165 Photos
    135 Saves
    Makanda, Illinois

    Giant City State Park Campground is a gem nestled near Makanda, IL. This place is a haven for campers who appreciate a mix of comfort and nature. The campground is open all year, so you can enjoy its beauty in any season. With amenities like electric hookups, showers, and toilets, it caters well to both tent and RV campers. Pets are welcome, and you can even enjoy a cold one by the fire since alcohol is allowed.

    The campground is known for its well-maintained sites and friendly camp hosts. Visitors often rave about the cleanliness of the facilities, including the fire pits and pit toilets. The park itself is a treasure trove of natural beauty, with several hiking trails that showcase stunning sandstone formations and lush forest scenery. Even in winter, the trails offer a serene and picturesque experience.

    One of the highlights of staying here is the Giant City Lodge. It’s a cozy spot with excellent food and panoramic views that make for a memorable dining experience. The family-style fried chicken dinner comes highly recommended.

    For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, the park offers various trails, some of which are perfect for families with young children. The playground and picnic areas add to the family-friendly vibe. If you're into fishing, there's a pond near the primitive camping site.

    In summary, Giant City State Park Campground offers a blend of convenience and natural beauty, making it a fantastic spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're hiking, relaxing by the fire, or exploring the nearby wineries, there's something here for everyone.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek
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    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Gun Creek

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    Gun Creek

    19 Reviews
    63 Photos
    90 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 Bear Branch Campground

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    Bear Branch Campground

    2 Reviews
    1 Photo
    38 Saves
    Eddyville, Illinois

    We are located in the heart of southern Illinois in the middle of all of the nice horse back riding hiking and kayaking drop offs we have several cabins to choose from and guided horse back rides to offer. You can bring your own horse and venture out on the trails or requests a guide by appointment.

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

    $30 - $200 / night

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