Best Camping near Lincoln, IL

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Best Camping Sites Near Lincoln, IL (57)

    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

    1.

    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 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

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    Clinton Lake State Recreation Area

    18 Reviews
    42 Photos
    133 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 Comlara County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Comlara County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Comlara County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Comlara County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Comlara County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Comlara County Park

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    Comlara County Park

    32 Reviews
    88 Photos
    90 Saves
    Hudson, Illinois

    Welcome to Comlara County Park, a hidden gem just northwest of Bloomington, Illinois. This place is a nature lover's paradise, centered around the stunning Evergreen Lake. Spanning 925 acres, the lake is perfect for boating, fishing, and kayaking. With two boat launches and a separate canoe/kayak launch, getting on the water is a breeze. Fishing here is top-notch, with largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, saugeye, muskellunge, and crappie waiting for you.

    The park offers four campgrounds with a total of 144 sites, including options for tents, RVs, and even glamping. While some campers have noted that the sites are a bit close together, the park's cleanliness and organization make up for it. If privacy is a priority, check out Site 31, which is tucked away with woods on two sides.

    Amenities here are solid. You'll find electric hookups, drinking water, showers, toilets, and a sanitary dump station. There's also a beach for swimming during the summer, playgrounds for the kids, and several large shelters for group gatherings. Firewood, ice, and fishing worms are available at the visitor center.

    For those who prefer primitive camping, the area west of Evergreen Lake near White Oak offers excellent lakefront sites with their own boat docks. It's a bit more secluded and perfect for those who want to feel more connected to nature.

    If you need a break from campfire cooking, nearby El Paso has some decent dining options, or you can make the drive to Bloomington for a wider selection, including some fantastic deep-dish pizza at Giordano's.

    Enjoy your stay at Comlara County Park, and happy camping!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area

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    Moraine View State Recreational Area

    27 Reviews
    27 Photos
    90 Saves
    Le Roy, Illinois

    Moraine View State Recreational Area, near Le Roy, IL, is a solid spot for camping all year round. This place has a bit of everything, from tent sites to RV accommodations. If you're into fishing or kayaking, you'll love the lake here. Some campers have mentioned that the water looks like coffee, so maybe bring your own drinking water just to be safe.

    The campground has electric hookups, showers, and toilets, which is always a plus. The main shower house is well-maintained, and the roads have been recently paved, making it easier to get around. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those who enjoy a bit of privacy, there are some secluded spots, especially around Catfish Bay. Just be prepared to walk your gear in from the parking lot if you want one of those prime waterfront sites. The park also has a market for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    Group camping is a hit here, with plenty of space for multiple tents and a good atmosphere for socializing. The park is family-friendly, with lots of kids running around and having a blast. Just a heads-up: the potable water situation can be tricky, so make sure to fill up your tanks before you enter the campground.

    Overall, Moraine View offers a decent camping experience with beautiful lake views, plenty of shade from tall trees, and a peaceful environment. Whether you're staying for a night or a few days, it's a good spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

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

    $40 - $20 / night

    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

    5.

    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 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

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    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 Kentuckiana Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuckiana Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuckiana Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuckiana Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuckiana Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuckiana Campground

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    Kentuckiana Campground

    7 Reviews
    14 Photos
    34 Saves
    Mackinaw, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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

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    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
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      Deer Creek Campground

      3 Reviews
      10 Saves
      Lincoln, Illinois
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Primitive Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area

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      Primitive Campground — Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area

      21 Reviews
      40 Photos
      3 Saves
      Chandlerville, Illinois

      A primitive camping area at Jim Edgar Panther Creek has seven three-sided shelters to camp near or in for a fee of $6 per night. Hikers and mountain bike riders must travel approximately a quarter-mile from the nearest parking lot to access the shelters.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs
      • Tents

      $6 / night

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the most popular campground near Lincoln, IL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Lincoln, IL is Weldon Springs State Park Campground with a 4-star rating from 16 reviews.

    What parks are near Lincoln, IL?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 parks near Lincoln, IL that allow camping, notably Lake Shelbyville and Carlyle Lake.