camping

camping

Chief Keokuk Campground
28616 Sauk Trail Road
61443

The Chief Keokuk Campground features 71 pads with electrical hook-ups for trailers (Class A camping), plus 25 tent sites (Class C camping). There is a shower building on site. A sanitary dump station is near the camping area. In addition, “Blackhawk” area on Lakeshore Loop Road is available for youth group camping.

Reservations can be made, for dates between May 1st and October 31st. Chief Keokuk Campground, Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, Kewanee, IL

Kewanee
Francis Park
29862 North 900 Avenue
61443

Francis Park offers 40 acres of woodlands to explore while camping at one of 60 RV sites with electricity or in the spacious tent area. Water, dump station, free firewood are available. Enjoy the playground equipment, ball diamond, horseshoe court and picnic area. Open and closed area shelters available for rental. Open May through September – no reservations available.

 

Kewanee
Open May through September – reservations are not available.
Geneseo Campground – Camping in the Midst of Nature
22978 IL Hwy 82
61254

Geneseo Campground: Camping along the Hennepin Canal

The right accommodation awaits you at Geneseo Campground. Located adjacent to the historic Hennepin Canal you have easy access to recreational opportunities such as fishing, biking or hiking. Rent a canoe or kayak to enjoy the waters of the Hennepin Canal.

Sites designed specifically for tents have privacy and electricity. All RV sites have electric/water hookups and some include sewer hookups. For big rigs 50 AMP electric is available. Restrooms are modern and very clean. Our rustic camping cabins accommodate four people in one room and include a double bed and a twin bunk bed. Consider our yurt if accommodation for 6 to 8 people is needed. The 20 feet round structure includes a queen bed and two twin over full bunk beds.

Splash Park for the Kids!

4 miles north of Interstate 80 at Exit 19 next to the historic Hennepin Canal. Follow the blue camping signs, GPS not recommended.

 

Geneseo
Open April through October
Johnson Sauk Trail State Park
28616 Sauk Trail Road
61443

Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park is for all seasons and offers exploration of fields of wildflowers, an opportunity for a lazy summer picnic amidst the giant oaks, fall colors with cool night, or fun in the snow with cross-country skiing. It is a recreational destination offering untouched natural beauty.

The recreation area is located on a Trail that Sauk Indians used in their treks between Lake Michigan and the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. The recreation area’s centerpiece is the 58-acre lake with two and a half miles of shoreline with boating and fishing opportunities.  A hidden secret fisherman’s paradise the lake is stocked with large mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, bullhead, muskie, and northern pike.

You will experience a rolling prairie, pine plantation, and inside bottom land forests. Hike the trails and find an array of woodland and prairie wildflowers. Early spring brings skunk cabbage, a rare prairie find that sometimes blossoms in the snow. White-tailed deer, raccoons, squirrel, opossum, and rabbits are among the myriad of wildlife found in the park. Birders have ample opportunities to catch sight of chickadees, nuthatches, goldfinches, and hundreds of other avian visitors.

Johnson Park is one of the DNR’s most popular hunting sites. Pheasants are released daily during the season. Pursue a deer with your bow and arrow or shoot your shotgun for dove and squirrel. Reservations and fees are required.

Gather the troops, pack the picnic basket (nine picnic areas are available to choose from with tables and cooking stoves) and head to Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area. The park is located six miles south of Interstate 80 and five miles north of Kewanee on Illinois Route 78. Travel the back roads to 1,365 acres of recreational opportunities. Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area Map, Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, Lake Info

Kewanee
Scott Family Park
5775 Poppy Garden Rd
61241

Colona’s Scott Family Park offers RV and tent camping to the public, seasonal and daily rates available. Reserve one of the six wooded forest cabins for family outings or consider one of the two farmhouse condos for larger gatherings. A picture perfect lodge and pavilion is available rent. Bring the family for a getaway to recreational paradise in Colona. Enjoy the Hennepin Canal or Rock River during the day. Kids can swim in the indoor swimming pool, enjoy a miniature putt golf game or head out on the lake to paddle or fish!

 

Colona