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Sand Ridge State Forest

6 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

Reviews

6 Reviews of Sand Ridge State Forest

Ratings Breakdown

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Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2020

A sandy forest that is less visited with backcountry sites

This review is for the backpacking campsites within the Sand Ridge forest. The trail is a mix of sand and soil. It’s quite an unexpected discovery in Illinois. We didn’t see anyone else on the trail but we saw cars parked so hikers were out there. 

We stopped at 2 different campsites. They are…

  • Trails varied from wide to narrow. There are a few posts directing you but we referred to the paper map quite a bit.
  • One of the small backcountry sites you can backpack to
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Silas  H.
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2020

Nice little get away

It’s a nice get away from the city. I haven’t stayed at any of the backpacking sites, but the main campground. It is located under a bunch of tall pines, and feels fairly open. You’re close to others, and there isn’t a lot of privacy, but it is pretty. There are a lot of trails, but keep in mind a…

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Brody R.
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2019

Overall good

Awesome pine forest, not much traffic and great for primitive camping/bushcrafting...very few sources of water

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Location

Sand Ridge State Forest is located in Illinois

Directions

From the west, east, or south: Follow Il. route 136 to Mason County Road 2800E and turn north. Continue in a straight line for about 6 miles, through the village of Forest City. This road will turn to the west and become Mason County Road 2300N which will lead you directly into the forest. From the north, follow Il. route 29 south out of Pekin to the Manito Road, turn west and go to Manito, about 20 miles. In Manito, watch for the sign at Mason County Road 2500N then again turn west (right). In about 6 miles you will have entered the forest. From either entrance, follow our clearly marked signs to the facility or destination of your choice

Address

25799 County Road 2300 N
Topeka, IL 61567

Coordinates

40.4110001 N
89.86600036 W

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