Top Tent Camping near Peoria, IL

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Peoria, IL (49)

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

    1.

    Jubilee College State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    10 Photos
    36 Saves
    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.

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

    13 Reviews
    33 Photos
    101 Saves
    Peoria Heights, Illinois

    On the picturesque Upper Peoria Lake on the Illinois River, MillPoint RV Park offers 80 shaded full hookup sites on well-maintained gravel roads. Many of our sites are spacious pull-thrus designed for the biggest of big rigs. We also offer a cluster of cabin rentals, a designated tenting area, and several primitive camping areas for those who want to get as close as possible to nature. Nature literally surrounds us, including the Spring Bay Fen Nature Reserve that directly adjoins the campground. There are acres of beauty for hiking, fishing, and boating – including access to the river and beach at Funks Run, along with a private spring-fed lake that is just waiting for you to cast your line to hook a potential trophy catch!

    Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available from March through November. The park is conveniently accessible to the nightlife, dining and casinos of Peoria and the surrounding area.

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

    $18 - $100 / 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 Carl Spindler
    Camper-submitted photo from Carl Spindler
    Camper-submitted photo from Carl Spindler
    Camper-submitted photo from Carl Spindler
    Camper-submitted photo from Carl Spindler
    Camper-submitted photo from Carl Spindler

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    Carl Spindler

    10 Reviews
    39 Photos
    27 Saves
    Peoria Heights, Illinois

    Welcome to Carl Spindler Campground, a cozy spot nestled right along the Illinois River. This place is a gem for those looking for a peaceful retreat with some essential comforts. The campground offers a mix of full hookup sites and electric-only spots, with some prime riverfront locations that provide stunning views of the Peoria skyline, especially at night.

    One of the standout features here is the well-maintained shower houses. Visitors have raved about their cleanliness and the hot water, which is always a plus after a day of exploring. The campground also has a sanitary dump station, making it convenient for RV travelers.

    If you're into boating, you're in luck. The campground is part of a marina, so you can easily launch your boat and enjoy the river. For those who prefer to stay on land, there's a small beach area perfect for relaxing and taking in the scenery. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    The campground is just a short drive from downtown Peoria, making it a great base for exploring the city. Whether you're here for a local event or just passing through, Carl Spindler Campground offers a quiet, convenient place to stay with all the basics you need. So pack your bags, grab your gear, and come enjoy a stay by the river.

    • 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 Pine Campground — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground — Sand Ridge State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Campground — Sand Ridge State Forest

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    Pine Campground — Sand Ridge State Forest

    10 Reviews
    40 Photos
    51 Saves
    Forest City, Illinois

    Welcome to Pine Campground in Sand Ridge State Forest, a hidden gem near Forest City, IL. This spot is perfect for those who love a mix of tranquility and adventure. Nestled among tall pines, the campground offers a serene setting with a thick bed of pine needles underfoot. It's a great place for both tent and RV camping, though it's particularly charming for tent campers.

    One of the standout features here is the accessibility to clean drinking water and electric hookups, although you might need to check with the ranger if the electrical box is locked. The campground is big-rig friendly, so feel free to bring your RV. Pets are welcome, and you'll find picnic tables and fire pits at most sites, making it easy to settle in and enjoy a meal by the fire.

    The campground is known for its peaceful atmosphere, especially during the off-season. Visitors have mentioned that the facilities are well-maintained, with clean toilets and trash disposal available. If you're into hiking or biking, you'll love the sandy trails that wind through the forest. The orange trail, a five-mile loop, starts right at the campground, offering a great way to explore the unique sandy terrain and even spot some prickly pear cactus.

    For those who enjoy a bit of solitude, the campground rarely feels crowded. Even on weekends, it's not uncommon to find yourself with plenty of space. And if you're into primitive camping, there are some great spots for that too, with a few backpacking sites just off the main trails.

    So, whether you're looking to relax in a hammock under the pines or hit the trails for some hiking or biking, Pine Campground has got you covered. Just remember to bring your own firewood and be prepared for a bit of sand on the trails. Enjoy your stay!

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

    $8 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Keokuk Campground — Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Keokuk Campground — Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Keokuk Campground — Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Keokuk Campground — Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Keokuk Campground — Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Keokuk Campground — Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area

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    Chief Keokuk Campground — Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area

    22 Reviews
    124 Photos
    22 Saves
    Mineral, Illinois

    Welcome to Chief Keokuk Campground, nestled within the Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area in Illinois. This spot is a favorite among campers for its serene environment and abundance of activities. The campground is surrounded by a dense forest of pencil-thin trees, creating a unique and peaceful atmosphere.

    The campground offers a mix of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cabins. There are 71 Class A sites with electric hookups and 25 Class C tent sites. While there are no sewer or water hookups for RVs, the campground does provide drinking water, showers, and toilets. Pets are welcome, and you can enjoy a campfire at your site, making it a great place for family gatherings or a quiet retreat.

    One of the highlights here is the proximity to Lake Johnson. It's perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or fishing. If you don't have your own gear, the marina rents out boats, and only electric trolling motors are allowed on the lake, ensuring a peaceful experience. The lake is just a short walk from the campsites, but you can also drive down if you prefer.

    For those who enjoy hiking, there are about 12 miles of trails winding through seasoned pine and oak forests. The trails offer great sightseeing opportunities and a chance to immerse yourself in nature.

    If you're planning a picnic, there are plenty of spots to choose from, including lakeside tables and covered pavilions. And don't miss out on visiting Ryan’s Round Barn, a local landmark with a fascinating history.

    Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Chief Keokuk Campground offers a tranquil setting with plenty to do. Enjoy your stay and happy camping!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberline Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Timberline Campground

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    Timberline Campground

    5 Reviews
    7 Photos
    22 Saves
    Eureka, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuckiana Kampground and Country Opry
    Camper-submitted photo from Kentuckiana Kampground and Country Opry
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