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185 Reviews of 20 Union, Illinois Campgrounds

Mitchell  S.
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

Family camping

Nice quiet place to get away to. Sights are large. Good size lake for fishing or Kayaking. Large beach area for kids. Graded shallow so they can go a good distance into the water. Scuppernong trail is less than 5 minutes down hwyZZ.

Site324
Month of VisitOctober
Ariel R.
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

Lived here my whole life

The channels are always swell. People always respectful with their boats. Very beautiful place to live.

Siteall over
Month of VisitJuly
Brian O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2021

Small treasure in Illinois, near Illinois RR Museum

 We came across this one day during a day hike in the Marengo Ridge Forest preserve in McHenry county. It's about 90 mins NW of Chicago. The trails are both wooded and hilly, but there's also a large prairie nature walk. 
The campground has many secluded walk-in tent sites and a variety of sites…

  • we had to push our little trailer up the hill, but the site was very pleasant and secluded
Site#7, which had a big flat spot up a small hill
Month of VisitOctober
Dan B.
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2021

Great campground just outside of Chicago!

Did a quick stay with the kids for a Friday and Saturday night. A little bit smaller of a campground with regards to site space, but that's about the only thing 'bad' to say, and it's not really a bad thing at all.

Staff was very friendly and the facilities were kept very clean.

Plenty for…

Site80
Month of VisitSeptember
Kelly M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2021

Enjoying Ottawa Lake Campground

We've camped here before and like it. The sites are spacious and most seem to have shade for at least part of the day. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. Ours had a grill the folded in and out, not sure if all have it. The beach is great, open and lots of room to set up for the day either…

  • Cranes at the beach
  • Scuppernong Trail
  • Scuppernong Trail
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Site313
Month of VisitSeptember
Jessie A.
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2021

Ammenitites aplenty

I reserved site B38 for me and my small dog, Bob. It’s a tent only site in the main camping area, only $16 per night after fees. Each site has a fire pit and I think all include a grill surface on the pit. Lots of good trees around for hammocking, especially at B38. Short walk to the shower and…

SiteB38
Month of VisitSeptember
M
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

New

Had Electric and Water hookup. Very roomy and level sites. It's about 9 years old, so no trees. No swimming or fishing. Only hiking trails.

Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2021

Large campground with a cozy feeling

This large campground was filled up with an upcoming triathlon. Even with all these campers there is still plenty of greenery between sites to give us privacy. We didn’t feel as if we were part of such a large place - such a great experience to have a small vibe amongst many campers.

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Month of VisitAugust
Debra M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Small Scale Lake but Lots of Fun

This park is a bit smaller in scale but has flat roads for biking and hiking.   Our site bordered the road and was noisy, suggest you look for a  site in the  middle of the campground where it was much quieter.   Saw some interesting birds and enjoyed the picnic area at the lake

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Site318E
Month of VisitAugust
Dakota
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2021

Great Camping!

We stayed at the Prairie View section on site P27. It was me, my wife, our 8 month old daughter, and our dog. One thing I always look up before booking a campsite is how secluded we are since our dog gets very anxious and will bark at almost anyone that gets “too close” in her eyes. This site…

  • P27 tent and parking area
  • P27 fire and camp area
  • Picture on our hike
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SiteP27
Month of VisitAugust
B
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2021

Good experience

We weren’t sure if we were going to like it because we were camping without kids, and it seems like the kind of campground that people with kids would go to because of all the fun activities. But noise was not an issue. Bathrooms were clean. Everything was good.

Site605
Month of VisitAugust
John M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2021

Great camp right on Chain-O-Lake

Camp is on the Chain-O-Lake, if you like any type of boating. Fox Den site are space well. Good trails for both walking and biking.

SiteFox Den 28
Month of VisitAugust
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2021

Mostly Seasonal Sites

This is a family owned park with primarily seasonal spots. Everyone has had free reign to decorate or add stuff at will. Some are nice sites and some are a dilapidated mess. There are shorter term sites at the top of the hill in the back of the park. These sites are fairly close together and in…

  • sandy beach playtime
  • Water toys at the beach
Sitevarious
Month of VisitJuly
S
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2021

Quiet, off the beaten path

Outside Rockford ILL. I didnt stay, was just scouting. Hardly anyone here. Sites are close together. Has electric. $13 residents, $23 non reaidents. Pit toilets. Water.

Month of VisitAugust
J
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2021

Great quiet place

Stayed for 3 nights over 4th of July. Got spot 38. Was a good spot with access to the trails. Quiet and set back. The platform for tents didn't fit our 6 man tent but the 2 man fit perfect. Bathrooms were not to far. Beautiful trees. Not to buggy.

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Site38
Month of VisitAugust

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