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Tripleblaze.com Announces the 10 Best Campgrounds in Illinois
From the shores of Lake Michigan to the open prairies, there are plenty of great camping spots to be found in Illinois.
Illinois' top 10 are scattered all around the state, offering a great showcase of regional recreational opportunities. Although only one campground is located on Lake Michigan, all of the campgrounds are near at least one body of water. Adeline Jay Geo-karis Illinois Beach State Park Campground, voted number one, is located on Lake Michigan, boasting the only remaining beach ridge shoreline left in the state. Others, like Eagle Creek State Recreation Area Campground and Shabbona Lake State Park Campground, offer large stretches of shoreline on different lakes. Mcnair Group Area Campground is located on Illinois' largest man-made lake.
These campgrounds provide plenty of amenities and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Lake Murphysboro State Park Campground offers archery and cabins, while Giant City State Park Campground has plenty of crabbing and cottages. Wildlife abounds at the Pere Marquette State Park Campground, where there are over 230 species of birds and bald eagles can easily be seen in the wintertime.
"This top 10 list does a great job showing the wonderful camping opportunities that exist in Illinois," says Tripleblaze Writer, Kelley Spurlock. "Each campground has something unique to itself while offering a variety of amenities for their campers to enjoy."
Out of the 10 campgrounds listed, 8 are run by the government. There are 2 private campgrounds that have made their way into the top 10 because of the great experience they offer to campers.
Adeline Jay Geo-karis Illinois Beach State Park Campground – Zion, IL
Giant City State Park Campground – Makanda, IL
Eagle Creek State Recreation Area Campground – Findlay, IL
Lake Murphysboro State Park Campground – Murphysboro, IL
Apple River Canyon State Park Campground – Apple River, IL
Oconnells Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp Resort – Amboy, IL
Timbered Meadows Campground – Goodwine, IL
Shabbona Lake State Park Campground – Shabbona, IL
Mcnair Group Area Campground – Carlyle, IL
Pere Marquette State Park Campground – Grafton, IL
Tripleblaze.com features a directory of more than 8,000 campgrounds in all 50 US states. In addition to writing reviews, campers can share photos and videos of the places they've camped via Tripleblaze.com and the free Tripleblaze iPhone and Android apps.