Taking your kids camping is a great way to make wonderful memories! Decide which one of these scenic campsites in the Stateline you want to visit, grab your sleeping bags, load up the car, and get ready to enjoy some S’mores. Here are ten campgrounds in Loves Park, Rockford, Rockton, South Beloit, Beloit, Byron, Pecatonica and Durand where you can camp under the stars.

Photo credit: Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Rock Cut State Park Campground

7318 Harlem Rd., Loves Park, IL

Open May 1 through October 31

Rock Cut State Park offers many campsites, a cabin, and lots of recreation options all year. They also have two lakes, one for swimming and one for fishing, trails, playgrounds, and more.

Features:

  • Hot showers
  • Bathrooms
  • Pierce Lake for fishing
  • Olson Lake for swimming
  • Boat launches
  • Paddleboat and canoe rental
  • Bike and hiking trails
  • Playgrounds

Rates:

$12 – 50 per day depending on location and amenities (shower, electric)

Full fee schedule/options here.

Rules:

2 night minimum stay during holiday weekends
Quiet hours are between 10 pm – 7 pm

Reserve campsites online here.

Photo credit: Blackhawk Valley Campground website

Blackhawk Valley Campground

6540 Valley Trail Rd, Rockford, IL

Open April 15 – October 15

Check-in is 12 pm and check-out is 11 am

Located on the Kishwaukee River, this campground has mini golf, pedal cart rental, a playground, weekend activities and hayrides on holiday weekends.

Features:

  • Electric and water hook-up available
  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Laundry
  • Dumpster
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Mini golf course
  • Hayrides (on holiday weekends only)
  • Special activites, view a list here

Rates:

$2.00 per person/overnight stay + $5.00 per night

$40 / 50 per night – Electric & water site

Nightly rate based on 2 adults and up to 4 dependent children under 21 in 1 unit/tent. Any additional people are charged $2 per person. People under 21 must be accompanied by parents.

Minigolf – $2 per game

Rules:

1 unit per site/ 2 cars per site/ 2 dogs per site

No kid tents allowed

No motorcycle traffic

$5 per hour for early check in or late check out

All campers and visitors must register in the office

Three night minimum stay during holidays with one night fee to reserve site.

Hononegah Forest Preserve
Photo credit: Winnebagoforest.org

Hononegah Campground

80 Hononegah Road, Rockton, IL

Open Mid-April through Mid-November

Check-in by 10 pm, check-out by 3 pm

Located in a forest preserve, Hononegah Campground has a rich history and many available spots to camp out including a maple grove. The campground also has a boat launch into the Rock River, horseshoe pits and a playground on site.

Features:

  • Three shelterhouses
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking water
  • Two ball fields
  • Boat ramp
  • Soccer field
  • Bike path
  • Hiking trails

Rates:

$13/unit for residents, $23/unit for non-residents

Electric hook-up (additional) $11/unit

3 unit per site maximum (tent-max of 3, RV max of 1)

A fee will be collected and separate permits will be issued for each unit.

Campsites at Hononegah are on a first-come, first-served basis. Register with the campground host or use the self-registration station. Only cash and check accepted.

Photo credit: Campatriversedge.com

Rivers Edge Campground

12626 N. Meridian Rd., Rockton, IL

Open April 15 – October 15

Rivers Edge campground can allow you to camp next to the rivers edge in your RV or pull-behind camper. No tents are allowed.

Features:

  • Hot water shower
  • Flush toilets
  • Laundromat
  • Firewood
  • Boat ramp
  • Fishing
  • Private pond
  • Basketball
  • Playgrounds

Rates:

Rates are based on a family of four, $2/per additional child, $5/per additional adult

Visitors – $2/per adult, $1/child

Electric – $25/day

Rules:

1 car per unit/site

Visitors must leave at 10:00 pm or be charged for camping

No alcohol or fireworks

No swimming

Photo credit: ZemanRV.com

Pearl Lake Campground

1220 Dearborn Ave., South Beloit, IL

Open May 1 – October 15

Registration from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pearl Lake Campground is a quiet campground with many mature trees and a man-made lake in walking distance.

Features:

  • Hot showers and flushable toilets
  • Electric hook-ups
  • Potable water connection
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire pit
  • Firewood for purchase
  • WIFI (some campsites)
  • Food, drinks, and alcohol available at beach snack shop
  • Paddle boat and kayak rental available

Rates:

$150+ per night for RVs

Rules:

Under new management from ZemanRV.

Turtle Creek Campground

3513 East County Road South, Beloit, WI

Open May 1 – October 31

Campground in a semi-wooded area next to a large creek.

Features:

  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Fishing
  • Swimming pool
  • Playground
  • Game hall
Pecatonica River campground
Photo credit: GoRockford.com

Pecatonica River Campground

7260 Judd Rd., Pecatonica, IL

Open Mid-April through Mid-October

Self-register if there is no host onsite.

Located in a forest preserve with woodlands and an oxbow swamp, this is a traditional or “primitive” camping location. There is no electricity.

Features:

  • Boat launch onto Pecatonica River
  • Nature trails
  • Pond
  • Hiking trails
  • Playground on-site
  • Horseshoe pit

Rates:

$13/unit for residents, $23/unit for non-residents

Maximum of 3 tents at each site or one RV

No sites are available for reservation online.

Seward Parks
Photo credit: RVParking.com

Seward Bluffs Campground

16999 Comly Rd., Pecatonica, IL

Open May through October

Camp among oak trees and beautiful limestone bluffs.

Features:

  • Restrooms
  • Drinking water
  • Hiking trails
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Playground

Rates:

$13/unit for residents, $23/unit for non-residents

Electric hookup $8/unit

Rules:

3 unit per site maximum (tent mas of 3, RV max of 1)

All campers must be established and registered by 10:00 pm. A fee will be collected and separate permits will be issued for each unit.

Photo credit: ZemanRV.com

Lake Louise Campground

8840 North Illinois Rt. 2, Byron, IL

Open April 1 through October 31

Lake Louise campground features camping near beautiful spring-fed Lake Louise. Swimming passes can be purchased for your stay. RV camping only, no tents allowed. Lake Louise is run y Zeman RV. 

Features:

  • Water
  • Electric
  • Beach
  • Pool and hot tub
  • Boat rental
  • Fishing
  • Kiddie beach
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Playground
  • Bonfires
  • Free WIFI
  • Pets are welcome

You can view a list of activities here.

Rates:

$70 per night for standard sites
$80 per night for premium sites
Cost goes up $10 each on weekends and holidays

Book your stay here

Sugar River Campground
Photo credit: GoRockford.com

Sugar River Campground

10127 Forest Preserve Rd., Durand, IL

Open May – October

Camp in a pine grove or primitive style alongside the river’s edge. All reservations must be made 7 days in advance. You must register online.

Features:

  • Shower house
  • Canoe launch
  • Hiking trail
  • Basketball
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Horseshoe pits

Rates:

$15/unit for residents, $25/unit for non-residents

$8/unit for electric hookup

Primitive camping for $13/unit for residents, $23/unit for non-residents

Rules:

3 unit per site maximum (tent max of 3, rv max of 1)

All campers must be established and registered by 10 pm.

Did we miss any places that you love to camp? Let us know at hello@statelinekids.com.

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