Some of the most popular campgrounds in northern Illinois are located around the Illinois River. Campgrounds such as Blackhawk Valley in Rockford, Crow Valley in Sterling, Crystal Lake in Rock Falls and Emerald Acres in Pearl City are all within the region.
Many of these locations offer trailer camping, swimming, fishing, weekend activities, sports and game rooms. Be sure to call for prices and availability, as it may vary from location to location. October 1 through April 30 is considered fall to winter camping, and fees may be reduced based on the availability of buildings, water and activities provided by the grounds.