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Top Tent Camping near Karnak, IL

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Karnak, IL (84)

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    Shawnee Forest Campground

    30 Reviews
    51 Photos
    173 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

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

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    Redbud Campground at Bell Smith Springs

    32 Reviews
    142 Photos
    287 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.

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

    $15 / night

  3. 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
    462 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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $10 / night

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

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    Giant City State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    165 Photos
    129 Saves
    Makanda, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

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    Turkey Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

    16 Reviews
    47 Photos
    1 Save
    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.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Trash

    $18 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Deer Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

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    Deer Ridge Campground — Ferne Clyffe State Park

    14 Reviews
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    1 Save
    Goreville, Illinois

    Deer Ridge campground is a well-shaded Class A facility offering gravel pads with electricity, picnic tables and cooking grills. Drinking water, showers, flush toilets and a sanitary dump station complete the setting for campers who prefer to include a few comforts of home with their outdoor adventure.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Oak Point - Lake Glendale

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    Oak Point - Lake Glendale

    13 Reviews
    60 Photos
    99 Saves
    Grantsburg, Illinois

    f you are looking for a place in the center of the Shawnee National Forest, then Lake Glendale Recreation Area is for you. Its central location makes it easy to visit main attractions on either side of the forest or any place in-between. Surrounded by tall pine trees and mixed hardwood forests, Lake Glendale Recreation Area offers a wide range of recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing and bicycling. The accessible picnic area has a large picnic shelter near the lake with party grills for group gatherings.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $10 - $20 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Fern Lake Campground and RV Park

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    Fern Lake Campground and RV Park

    14 Reviews
    33 Photos
    62 Saves
    Paducah, Kentucky

    We are a Good Sam Park and a family-owned campground that was established by Fern and Sam in 1977. Our beloved, Sam, passed away December 20, 2018. Greg and Deanna Bazzell are the second generation campground hosts who live on the property. Whether you want to spend the night or stay longer to visit or work in the area, we can accommodate you. From tents to the largest campers and motor homes we have a convenient site for you. Our entire team is committed to meeting your needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers.

    We would welcome the opportunity to accommodate your stay and deliver you the best service in the industry. ~ Greg and Deanna Bazzell

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $48 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Park Campground

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    Trail of Tears State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    54 Photos
    89 Saves
    McClure, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Dixon Springs State Park Campground

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    Dixon Springs State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    42 Photos
    41 Saves
    Grantsburg, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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