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Sand Ridge State Forest

6 Reviews

About This Campground

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 40 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

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
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…

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

Location

Sand Ridge State Forest is located in Illinois

Coordinates

40.4110001 N
89.86600036 W

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