Chicago Northwest KOA

Open April 17 - October 12

Reserve: 800-562-2827

Info: 815-923-4206


8404 South Union Road

Union, IL 60180

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RV Sites, Tent Sites

Check-in: 1:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Accommodations, Trailer

Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 12:00 pm

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

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.

Concealed Carry

Firearms are not allowed in the park!

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.

Quiet Time

Quiet time starts at 10p on week nights and 11p on weekends.

Late Arrival

If you are arriving late, please make sure you have a reservation.

Office 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.

Pool Hours

9:30am to sunset

Check-in/Check-out Times

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

55 miles


We sell certified, bundled firewood at the park and will deliver it to your site. Guests are not allowed to bring wood into the campground, because of fear of spreading the Emerald Ash Bohrer.


All proceeds from Visitors fees are donated to KOA Care Camps for Kids with cancer. It is $5 per person to enter the park. There is designated free visitors parking!

Max Occupancy

Most sites have a 6 person maximum. This includes your visiting friends!

Discounted Tickets

Please ask office staff about reduced tickets to area attractions and restaurant coupons!

Minimum Age!

Guests have to be 21 years or older to reserve and rent a site!

Fireworks and Chinese Lantern

Fireworks and Chinese Lantern pose a fire hazard and are therefore not permitted in the campground.

Meet Your Hosts

Sylvia & Thomas Weber

Enjoy great camping and Metropolitan Chicago with a Swiss touch!

Thomas and Sylvia moved from Switzerland to the U.S. early 1998 with their two young boys Stephan and Andreas. Thomas had accepted a foreign assignment for a large global insurance company and the family followed, even though Sylvia had to sell her physical therapy business in Zurich.
The family enjoyed most of their vacation camping, a bug acquired by Sylvia and Thomas when traveling 9 weeks through New Zealand in a motor home.
I did not take long for them to find out that America was a Camping Nation with unbelievable outdoor opportunities. With their new travel trailer, they started to explore the country.
Attracted by the KOA Yellow and the consistent quality of the parks they visited along their travels, Thomas and Sylvia started talking to the owners of these campgrounds. Amazed by the many upbeat people they met and their positive experiences as camping hosts, the thought of owning once a KOA took root.
When the opportunity arose to acquire the Chicago Northwest KOA campground, both were ready to make their dream happen.
All of the family members are U.S. citizens in the meantime. Sylvia spends most of her free time with gardening and reading books, Thomas as avid outdoorsman with hunting and fishing. Stephan is in Switzerland working and studying. Andreas you will find at the park escorting our guests to the campsites.

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