Top Equestrian Camping near Minonk, IL

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Minonk, IL (7)

    Camper-submitted photo from Comlara County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Comlara County Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Comlara County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Comlara County Park
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    Comlara County Park

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    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!

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    • 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
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    Moraine View State Recreational Area

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    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.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jubilee College State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jubilee College State Park Campground
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    Jubilee College State Park Campground

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    Brimfield, Illinois

    Jubilee College State Park Campground, nestled near Brimfield, IL, is a great spot for those looking to escape into nature. This campground offers a serene environment with picturesque landscapes and diverse wildlife, making it a perfect getaway for families, friends, and solo adventurers alike.

    The campground operates from May 1 to December 31, providing ample time to enjoy its amenities. Visitors have noted the campground's peaceful atmosphere and the abundance of forested areas and trails. The electric-only sites are spacious, though some campers with larger rigs have mentioned needing to switch sites to find a level spot. There's a dump station and fresh water fill station available, which is a nice convenience.

    One of the standout features here is the allowance of pets, making it a pet-friendly destination. Campers have also appreciated the availability of showers and toilets, keeping things comfortable during their stay. The campground is big rig friendly and allows for fires, which is always a plus for those who enjoy a good campfire under the stars.

    For those who enjoy hiking, the park offers several trails that are well-maintained and provide opportunities to see wildflowers and possibly some wild berries. Fishing is another popular activity, adding to the variety of outdoor pursuits available.

    While the playground has been taped off for some time, the open spaces and picnic areas make up for it, offering plenty of room for kids to run around and families to enjoy a meal together. The campground's proximity to a creek adds a charming touch, especially during the spring and fall when the weather is just right.

    Overall, Jubilee College State Park Campground is a quiet and peaceful place to disconnect and reset, with enough amenities to keep things comfortable and plenty of nature to explore.

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    • Reservable
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    Camper-submitted photo from Matthiessen State Park Equestrian Campground — Matthiessen State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Matthiessen State Park Equestrian Campground — Matthiessen State Park
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    Matthiessen State Park Equestrian Campground — Matthiessen State Park

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    Oglesby, Illinois

    An equestrian campground for horseback riders and their horses is located west of Route 178 between Route 71 and the Dells Area entrance. Alcohol is prohibited in all campgrounds. The horseback riders camping and multi-use trails are open from May 1st (weather permitting-determined by park staff) to October 31. Call 815-667-4726 to check conditions and status before coming to use these facilities.

    The equestrian campground is for horseback riders only please. Sites are first come first serve and reservations cannot be made through the park or online. Campers will complete a registration envelope at the campground and drop the information and fee for the night in the box provided at the campground. Cost per night is $10. There are 14 sites that come with a picnic table and grill. Electricity and tie lines are not available, campers will need to bring their own generators. There are restrooms, water hydrants, and a mounting station located at the campground.

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    $10 / night

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    Hennepin Canal Lock 21 Campground

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    Sheffield, Illinois

    Campgrounds with multiple campsites along the canal can be found at Lock 21, North Day Use Area

    Equestrian camping is restricted to the south side of the Lock 21 area. Equestrian campers are asked to bring a shovel to clear their own horse droppings, which may be pushed off to the side of the trail. There is no tethering to trees.

    If you are not familiar with the canal it may be confusing trying to find the campsites. Stop by the Hennepin Canal Visitor Center to pick up a detailed map of the canal, which shows all of the country crossroads. You can also call the visitor center and ask to be mailed a copy: 815-454-2328. I

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    $8 / night

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