At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

Heading to Questival in Chicago, IL and want to camp? We put together this list of popular campsites nearby.

Where to Camp Near Questival Chicago

Questival Chicago is kicking off in Montrose Grove! Our campground recommendations start with top campgrounds by camping type, and then list campgrounds from closest to furthest, along with more information below.

Top recommendation for tent campers: Illinois Beach State Park

Illinois Beach State Park is the best campsite that provides ample room for tent campers. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.





Best backup for tent campers: Paul Wolff Campground

Paul Wolff Campground is a little further than Illinois Beach State Park, but makes up for it with added amenities at a lower rate. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.

Top recommendation for RVers: Emerald Trails Campground

Emerald Trails Campground is an RVers dream. While they have tent sites, RVers will far outnumber tenters at this campground. Reservation, distance, and cost details below.

 1. Illinois Beach State Park, IL

Photo from The Dyrt user Christian V.

Distance: 42.3 miles

Rating: 5-star. “Even if you do not leave the campground, the trails and the beach will prove to be a very relaxing stay.” Read reviews here.

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 240 campsites that all include electricity, picnic table, and a fire ring.

Cost: $25 a night.

Reservations?: Reservations can be  made online.

Phone number: (847)-662-4811

2. Paul Wolff Campground – Burnidge Wolff Preserve, IL

Distance: 47.3 miles

Rating: 5-star. “Campground is rather basic but the primitive camp sites were beautiful.” Read reviews here.

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 89 vehicle camp sites with 50-amp electrical service, water access, parking pad and fire ring.

Cost: $25 per night for nonresidents. Primitive/non-electric camp sites are $15 per night for nonresidents (cash only).

Reservations?: First come first served. No advance reservations.

Phone number: (630)-444-1200

3. Emerald Trails Campground, IL

Distance: 45 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 140 RV sites and 30 tent campsites.

Cost: Tent sites are $35 per night and RV sites are $50 per night.

Reservations?: Yes, reservations are made by phone.

Phone number: (708)-672-8700

4. Dunewood Campground, IN

Distance: 57.6 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: 66 campsites (54 drive-in sites and 12 walk-in sites; 4 sites are fully accessible).

Cost: $18.00 per night.

Reservations?: First come first served. No advance reservations.

Phone number: (219)-395-1882

5. Chicago Northwest KOA, IL

Distance: 59.5 miles

Website: Click here

Number of sites: Many (exact number not listed).

Cost: Prices range from $45-$70.

Reservations?: Yes, reservations can be made online and by phone (800)-562-2827.

Phone number: (815)-923-4206

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