The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-16
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
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From the bubbling creeks and steep ravines of Apple River Canyon State Park in the northwest to the hiker's paradise of Ferne Clyffe State Park in the south, Illinois is great for tent-camping weekends and vacations. But do you know how to find the right place? Here's the answer, right in your hands. Maybe you seek a small, quiet campground near a fish-filled stream close to home. Maybe it's to be a romantic interlude, or you have the kids and their friends in tow. In The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois, outdoor enthusiast John Schirle has compiled the most up-to-date research-in the region he knows so well-to steer you straight to the safe and scenic treasure spot you had in mind.

Table of Contents

Overview Map
The Best Illinois Campgroundsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. x
About the Authorp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Northern Illinois
Apple River Canyon State Parkp. 10
Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Parkp. 14
Sugar River Forest Preservep. 17
Marengo Ridge Forest Preservep. 20
Loud Thunder Forest Preservep. 23
Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Areap. 27
Channahon and Gebhard Woods State Parksp. 30
Delabar State Parkp. 34
Woodford County State Fish & Wildlife Areap. 37
Central Illinois
Spring Lake State Fish & Wildlife Areap. 42
Sand Ridge State Forestp. 45
Comlara Parkp. 49
Moraine View State Recreation Areap. 53
Siloam Springs State Parkp. 57
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Areap. 61
Friends Creek Conservation Areap. 65
Lodge Parkp. 68
Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Areap. 71
Kickapoo State Parkp. 74
Forest Glen County Preservep. 77
Mccully Heritage Projectp. 81
Beaver Dam State Parkp. 84
Ramsey Lake State Parkp. 87
Eagle Creek State Parkp. 90
Walnut Point State Parkp. 93
Lincoln Trail State Parkp. 97
Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Areap. 100
Stephen A. Forbes State Recreation Areap. 103
Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Areap. 106
Southern Illinois
Beall Woods State Parkp. 112
Randolph County State Fish & Wildlife Areap. 115
Washington County State Recreation Areap. 118
Pyramid State Parkp. 122
Wayne Fitzgerrell State Parkp. 125
Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife Areap. 128
Lake Murphysboro State Parkp. 131
Turkey Bayou Campgroundp. 134
Pine Hills Campgroundp. 137
Trail of Tears State Forestp. 140
Giant City State Parkp. 143
Little Grassy Campgroundp. 146
Devils Kitchen Campgroundp. 149
Ferne Clyffe State Parkp. 152
Red Bud Campground/Bell Smith Springs Recreation Areap. 156
Dixon Springs State Parkp. 159
Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Areap. 163
Pharaoh Campground/Garden of the Gods Recreation Areap. 166
Pine Ridge Campground/Pounds Hollow Recreation Areap. 169
Camp Cadizp. 172
Cave-in-Rock State Parkp. 175
Sources of Informationp. 179
Camping Equipment Checklistp. 181
Indexp. 182
Map Legend
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