Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Shawnee National Forest Oak Point Campground
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Shawnee National Forest Oak Point Campground is located in Illinois
Latitude
37.4081 N
Longitude
-88.663 W
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4 Reviews of Shawnee National Forest Oak Point Campground
Quaint campground

Yesssss! Tucked into the tall pines of the Shawnee national forest, this park offers a handful of gorgeous sites for campers to enjoy, many that back right up to Lake Glendale. The sites are mostly private and have water hookups as well as electric. A nearby beach is available to enjoy during the summer as well as hiking trails. While this campground is certainly off the beaten path it is perfect for those that want to get away and enjoy some quiet time. No reservations though so you’ll want to get there ahead of time to ensure yourself a spot If you enjoy a very

Family friendly campground

This campground was clean, peaceful, and quiet. The sites are well-shaded, and the bathrooms/showerhouses were clean. Our kids enjoyed the playground and walking down to the lake. There is also a beach, but you have to pay $5/person which felt excessive for what it was. The fees were at the high end of what you find around here, so we will not be back often. But we did enjoy our time here.

Our Favorite Camping Spot

We have been coming to Oak Point since 2006. The campsites and showers/bathrooms are always kept clean and maintained. One centralized in the non-electric is dated, but still kept clean and well maintained. The hosts are very nice, courteous, and helpful.

There are plenty of hiking trails with some coming up along the lake which makes for nice fishing spots. A playground located in the electric area for the kiddos to paly in and around.

A short jont down the road you have a boat loading area to go out on the lake, a public picnic area, and a beach where you can swim (for a small fee) or rent paddle boats.

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3 Paw Worthy

Oak Point Campground at Lake Glendale, Shawnee National Forest, Il was a very well maintained area with convenience in mind. 

First the sites are well laid out within the wooded area affording plenty of room, privacy and shade. Next depending on which site you pick it can be a short walk to the lake and direct put in of your water craft. A very cool feature is that several of the sites are double. Which if you are camping with family or friends is nice but I guess it could be bad if you don’t know the people in the attached site……

There is a boat ramp area with parking , electric motors only. Makes for a quiet lake experience, sans the screaming children across from the ramp at the beach area, lol. The lake is large enough though you really don’t notice them when you head to the far end.

We took the lake trail which follows the edge of the lake all the way around. It connects Oak with Duck and the boat ramp and the beach and the picnic area. This is one of those campgrounds if you have all your supplies you can park the car for your entire visit and never miss it! All the activities are within walking or biking distance and you can carry your watercraft from your site straight into the water.