General Campground Information
We want you, our Guests, to have the most amazing camping experience of your lives! Relax, have fun, stay safe, and enjoy camping at its best.
No firearms are allowed on the property!
You may bring your kids, friends, pets and alcohol! You may arrive or leave during the day or at night. But we ask you to please respect the campers around you! If you have more questions, plase call the office (815) 923-4206!
How To Get To The City Of Chicago
Most guests take the Metra train to the city. The stations Woodstock and Crystal Lake are about 16 miles from our campground. There is free daily parking available. For large RVs it is $10 a day to park near the station. Ask the campground office for more information. At check-in time we will be able to provide you with a package that contains information about train schedules, parking, ticket prices, maps and more. The Metro Cab company offers fixed rates for our guests to different locations. Huntley Enterprise Rent-a-Car will pick you up at the campground and you can leave the car with us, after you get back from your excursions. Driving distance to the city is 55 miles, mostly on the I90 tollway.
We discourage you from staying at our park, if you and your friends like to stay up all night and party around the campfire! We will not tolerate it going on after quiet hours! We might even charge a security fee, if extra staff is needed at night.
Quiet time starts at 10p on week nights and 11p on weekends.
Only guests with reservations can enter the park after hours.
Usually 8a to 8p. We might stay open later on very busy nights or close early, if business is slow. We appreciate a heads up on your estimated arrival time at night.
9:30am to sunset
Check-in is 1p, Cabins and Trailers at 2p. Check-out is at 12p. Early check-in and late check-out fees may apply. No late check-outs on cabins and trailers.
Distance to Chicago
No outside firewood allowed. We sell certified, bundled firewood at the park and will deliver it to your site.
There is a visitors fee of $5 per person per day. All proceeds are donated to KOA Care Camps for Kids with cancer. All visitors have to register at the office and need to leave the park by 10p
There is NO parking fee. We ask you to park no more then one vehicle on your site! There are several designated areas for extra cars and visitors cars!
Most sites have a 6 person maximum. This includes your visiting friends!
Please ask office staff about reduced tickets to area attractions and restaurant coupons!
The campground owners Thomas and Sylvia are very dedicated to this charity, that benefits families with kids with cancer. They know the staff of the Chicago area camps and have vistied cancer camps, where your donations are at work. Thank you for supporting this great cause! The Chicago Northwest KOA collected and donated $3800 in 2014!
Alcohol is permitted - unruly behavior and 'partying' is not!
You have to be at least 21 to reserve and rent a site!
Fireworks and Chinese Lantern
Absolutely no fireworks and Chinese lanterns allowed!
If you feel safer in a building, seek shelter in the laundry room/basement of the main building. It will be left unlocked, if severe weather threatens.
Seek shelter immediately, if the tornado sirens in the town of Union go off! (There is a factory siren, that sometimes can be heard at 5o'clock - no need to panic!)
Trains to Chicago
Pleas ask office staff for a detailed handout.