Chicago Northwest KOA

8404 South Union Road

Union, IL 60180

Reserve: 800-562-2827

Info: 815-923-4206

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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.

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