Top Glamping near Metropolis, IL

Metropolis, IL is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Metropolis, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Metropolis, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Glamping Sites Near Metropolis, IL (30)

  1. 1.

    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 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
    Camper-submitted photo from Canal - Lake Barkley

    2.

    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 Oak Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Point Campground

    3.

    Oak Point Campground

    8 Reviews
    27 Photos
    75 Saves
    Grantsburg, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Paducah-Kentucky Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Paducah-Kentucky Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Paducah-Kentucky Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Paducah-Kentucky Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Paducah-Kentucky Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Paducah-Kentucky Lake KOA

    4.

    Paducah-Kentucky Lake KOA

    11 Reviews
    24 Photos
    23 Saves
    Calvert City, Kentucky

    Welcome to Paducah-Kentucky Lake KOA, nestled near Calvert City, KY. This campground is a great spot for those looking to enjoy a mix of nature and convenience. Open from March 14 to November 10, it offers a variety of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Visitors often mention how accommodating and pleasant the team is, whether you're calling in for a last-minute reservation or checking in after a long drive. The campground is also big rig friendly, making it a convenient stop for those traveling with larger RVs.

    The amenities here are top-notch. You'll find clean showers, heated restrooms, and a well-maintained laundry facility. There's also a pool that kids seem to love, and a dog park with disposable bags for your furry friends. If you're into outdoor cooking, you'll appreciate that fires are allowed, and firewood is available for purchase.

    For those looking to explore the area, there's a drive-in movie theater just down the road, which comes highly recommended by past visitors. The campground itself is somewhat hilly, offering scenic views of the lake and a peaceful atmosphere. Some sites overlook a charming pond, adding to the serene setting.

    Whether you're staying for a night or a few days, Paducah-Kentucky Lake KOA provides a comfortable and enjoyable camping experience. With its convenient location near I-24, it's an easy stop for travelers looking to relax and recharge.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Giant City State Park Campground

    5.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Lakes RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Lakes RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Lakes RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Lakes RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Lakes RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cypress Lakes RV Park

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    Cypress Lakes RV Park

    6 Reviews
    33 Photos
    25 Saves
    Gilbertsville, Kentucky

    Welcome to Cypress Lake Reserve RV Park: Your Ideal RV Park in Kentucky.

    Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Calvert City, Kentucky, Cypress Lake Reserve RV Park invites travelers to experience the beauty of RV camping in the Bluegrass State. Located at 30 Cypress Pines Ln, our park offers a tranquil retreat with a host of amenities and activities for guests of all ages.

    At Cypress Lake Reserve, convenience meets comfort with our range of amenities tailored to enhance your camping experience. Pull-thru sites and full hookups ensure easy setup for RVers, while amenities such as picnic tables, a camp store, and laundry facilities cater to your every need. Take advantage of our swimming pool, pool house, playground, basketball court, cornhole area, horseshoe area, and shower house/laundry facilities for endless entertainment and relaxation. Don't forget to explore our 5-acre lake, perfect for fishing and kayaking adventures.

    Get captivated by the charm of the city and discover the Top attractions during your stay at Cypress Lake Reserve RV Park. Explore the quirky wonders of Apple Valley Hillbilly Art & Toyland, catch a movie under the stars at Calvert City Drive-In Movie Theater, or enjoy live performances at the Kentucky Opry Theatre. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at Calvert City Golf & Country Club, while fans of Americana can't miss the iconic Superman Statue.

    Located within easy reach of Paducah, Mayfield, and Murray, Cypress Lake Reserve offers convenient access to nearby Top cities of Kentucky and their attractions. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventure, cultural experiences, or simply a peaceful getaway, Cypress Lake Reserve RV Park provides the perfect home base for your Kentucky travels.

    Escape to the beauty of Kentucky and create unforgettable memories at Cypress Lake Reserve RV Park. With its array of amenities, nearby attractions, and scenic surroundings, our park is the ideal destination for your next RV camping adventure. Book your stay today at cypresslakervpark.com and experience the best of Kentucky hospitality!

    Book your stay now at (270) 395-4267, or via website at www.cypresslakereserve.com or visit us at #30 Cypress Pines Ln, Calvert City, KY 42029.

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

    $49 / 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

    7.

    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

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

    8.

    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 Energy Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Energy Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Energy Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Energy Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Energy Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Energy Lake Campground

    9.

    Energy Lake Campground

    19 Reviews
    117 Photos
    130 Saves
    Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky

    Welcome to Energy Lake Campground, nestled in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area near Cadiz, KY. This spot is a camper's dream, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle. The campground operates from March 1 to November 30, making it a perfect seasonal getaway.

    Energy Lake is a fantastic place for nature lovers. The campground is surrounded by lush greenery and offers stunning lake views. The lake itself is man-made and motorized watercraft are not allowed, which keeps the water calm and perfect for swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. There are multiple access points to the lake, making it easy to launch your boat or paddle across.

    The campground features four loops. Loop A is the newest and designed for both RVs and tents, while Loop B has been converted to single-room cabins. Loops C and D remain unchanged but are well-maintained. Loop D is particularly favored by RV campers due to its paved sites.

    Visitors have praised the clean and convenient bathrooms and showers. The bathhouse is well-kept, and the individual, lockable shower rooms are a nice touch. Electricity is available, and the campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    The staff here are known for their friendliness and extensive knowledge about the area. Whether you're looking for hiking trails, fishing spots, or just a quiet place to relax by the campfire, they've got you covered. The campground also offers amenities like firewood, a market, and picnic tables.

    For those interested in exploring beyond the campground, the nearby towns of Aurora and Cadiz offer additional attractions and conveniences. The Elk and Bison Prairie and the Nature Station are also close by, providing great opportunities for wildlife viewing and educational experiences.

    So pack your bags, grab your gear, and head over to Energy Lake Campground for a peaceful and enjoyable camping experience.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. 10.

    The Art Farm Women’s Retreat

    1 Review
    12 Photos
    9 Saves
    Paducah, Kentucky

    This 34 acre farm in Western Kentucky is surrounded on all sides by rolling woodland and farmland. Wildlife, sunsets and starlit skies abound.

    **Visit us April 8th, 2024 for the total Solar Eclipse!

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

    $30 - $90 / night

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