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Old 08-11-2019, 09:29 AM   #1
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Hello from Illinois

Hi, friends, I haven't met yet.

My husband and I are excited to be joining your community. We just brought out 2019 Flagstaff 228D home yesterday from the dealer.

I'm no stranger to pop-up campers. I practically grew up in one between the ages of 8 and 16. My husband, on the other hand, has never camped in one.

We are stoked to get out on our first trip with the dogs next weekend.

If there are any other Illinois camper here, I'd love any recommendations on campgrounds. Most places around me seem to be seasonal RV sites anymore and I don't want to be sandwiched between two giant RVs. Something a little more secluded would be awesome.

Thanks in advance for all the help this community is going to give me.

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Old 08-11-2019, 09:54 AM   #2
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:05 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome from Chicagoland. Unfortunately, I cant recommend a nearby campground that matches your description but following this thread to see other recommendations.

I can say, stay away from Hidaway Lakes in Yorkville.

Big Rock Campground in, you guessed it, Big Rock Illinois, is usually very quiet. Sites are large but no shade. Also, no showers, which might be important when camping in a popup.

I would say most campgrounds are a mix of seasonal and non seasonal, but that doesn't help with being sandwiched in between larger rigs.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:20 PM   #5
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Not sure from your post where exactly you are, but if you are in the Chicago west area ...

Shabbona State Park has a variety of sites that might work for you, although Big Rock and Paul Wolff in the Kane County system are pretty nice. Headed to Big Rock myself tomorrow...

There is an entire nicely wooded loop at Shabbona that is unsuitable for most big rigs. That's where you might have your best luck.


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Old 08-11-2019, 06:17 PM   #8
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