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Old 03-29-2016, 12:53 AM   #11
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There is a KOA just north of Utica, and a fer others.

https://www.google.com/search?q=camp...utf-8&oe=utf-8

Will give you access to Starved Rock, and better yet and not as well known is Matteson State Park just a couple of miles south of S-Rock. If there has been some rain both parks are worth a visit. Matteson has some great trails and a very tall waterfall. Bring some junk shoes and just wade in the streams.

Both parks are a winter wonderland of frozen waterfalls if there has been come rain and below freezing weather.
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I had no idea about the Cook County spots.....
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Thanks for all of the recommendations, our calendar is pretty full now. We try to get out every other weekend (have to mow the lawn on the off weekends) and the last piece of puzzle is where to stay near the RV Hall of Fame in Indiana. Their website offers hotel listings but no campgrounds? Any ideas?
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Thanks for all of the recommendations, our calendar is pretty full now. We try to get out every other weekend (have to mow the lawn on the off weekends) and the last piece of puzzle is where to stay near the RV Hall of Fame in Indiana. Their website offers hotel listings but no campgrounds? Any ideas?
Elkhart Campground.

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We stayed there a few years ago. It's just down the interstate from the museum.


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Not sure how far this is from you but take a look at "High Cliff State Park" WI. Though I have never been there I have friends who love it there...
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Cook county opened up 3 remodeled county campgrounds that can handle rigs up to 40ft, and are open 362 days per year, 6 day limit. I made a reservation at bullfrog, we'll see how it goes.

Camping Near Chicago Area - Forest Preserves of Cook County Camping

We live about a mile from Bullfrog in Hickory Hills, IL. We drove over to the campground a week or so ago and looked around. Concession building and shower buildings look great. Spaces are open and level, but pretty close to each other. No trees or shrubs to make anything seem private. Close to Maple Lake too. We were thinking of taking our 3 year old granddaughter for an overnight there just for the fun of being "camping." Our only complaint was cost. $50 a night is pretty steep. We are guessing our wonderful Cook County taxes drove up the price.
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We were going to try the LaSalle/Peru KOA this weekend for our first outing in the new camper, but the weather report is keeping us home. Don't really want to hike around Starved Rock in the rain....
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