Chicago Northwest KOA Holiday Campground Blog

A New Season!


We are so excited about being open again, welcoming camping friends from past years, and meeting new guests every day. We upgraded some of the equipment at the park, ensured great WIFI service, and added a Fall Fest Weekend in September for those of you who like it a little warmer. Check it out!

Read the complete article

Spring will be here before we know it!


The days are getting longer and warmer! Spring is around the corner!

We are looking forward to seeing you again in just a few weeks!

End of Season!


Thank you to all our wonderful campers for an excellent season. It was a lot of work, but a ton of fun! 

We look forward to seeing everybody again next year!

Fall Fest


Get ready for three weekends of Fall fun! (9/24 - 10/8) Among the all-time favorites are our Site Decorating Contest, Trick-or-Treating and the Haunted Hay Wagon Ride!

Labor Day Weekend Duck Derby!


Thank you to all the generous guests, that participated in our first Rubber Duck Derby. It was a lot of fun, and we will do it again! We raised $1716 and the winner got a free night in our newest Deluxe Cabin!

Rubber Duck Derby!


Join the fun! Our first Duck Race to benefit Care Camps for kids with cancer will take place on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. The winning duck will get a free night in our newest Deluxe Cabin! Everyone may play! You don't need to be present! Call the office at 815-923-4206 and get your Mini Duck ($3)...

Read the complete article

Hot Long Summer Days


Join us for those beautiful fun-filled summer days and warm nights! Roast marshmallows, splash in the pool, have the kids play in the dark. We have been waiting for this time of year and now it is here!

Care Camps Big Weekend


Thank to our most generous guests and a big team effort we were able to raise $1184 for families affected with childhood cancer!

Memorial Day Weekend


The weather was splendid, and we all enjoyed a wonderful long weekend. Congratulations to the winners of the Bean Bag Tournament!

Spring is in the Air!


We are so excited to open our doors again for campers in just a few days! This season holds so much promise, with all the restrictions on our movement lifting and everyone ready to get moving and enjoying the outdoors!Join us for the Easter weekend with activities like Egg Hunt and Egg Spoon game!...

Read the complete article

Can you believe it?


While there is still snow on the ground, the sap starts flowing on a mild winter day. We are all restless and waiting for Spring to move in! This first sign of the new season is a very welcome sight! For the first time this year, we collected sap to create our very own maple syrup! Ask us how it...

Read the complete article

Happy New Year!


From our family to yours:

Have a Happy, Healthy, Exciting 2022!

Closed for the Season


Dear campers, we are very grateful for a busy summer and are enjoying the quieter months! Since this late Fall has treated us with beautiful weather, we are able to do a lot of work at the park: Jim is building a deck for the Deluxe Cabin on site 98, Rebecca is pouring her heart and soul into...

Read the complete article

Fall camping!


Join us on the weekends of 9/24and 9/25, 10/1 and 10/2 and 10/8 and10/9 for fall camping! There will be Trick-or-Treating in the afternoon and the popular Site Decoration Contests. Bring your scary Halloween decorations and win a free night of camping for 2022!

Summer is here and COVID has reduced its grip on us!


Today, June 11, 2021, marks the day that Illinois is allowing activities going back to normal! Please check CDC guidelines for details, but it basically means that we can gather again and enjoy life as we did before the pandemic hit, if we have been vaccinated.We are so excited to see people...

Read the complete article

Pool will be open this year!


The pool is getting ready for the opening of the pool season on May 28!

Spring Camping!


We are happy to announce many improvements to existing sites! Our fantastic team has been working hard and built large brick fire rings, put up dog fences and assembled patio swings. We have also added brick patios to some of our full hook-up pull through 30/50amp sites!

The campground in March


This is the month, when we all get impatient and want to get started with the camping season. The weather is still unpredictable, but we spend as much time as possible with upgrades and maintenance work. These are some of the projects:For the tent campers we are building large Puppy Sites with Patio...

Read the complete article



As you can tell from the picture, we are still in hibernation at this time of year. This means, we have more time to dream about the upcoming season and explore some projects on how to improve your camping experience this year. We would love to add another deluxe cabin and heard from the...

Read the complete article

New Year!


From our family to yours: May the upcoming year bring you lots of joy, may you get many chances to connect to nature and may you stay healthy!

We are so excited to see you again soon! Spring will be here, before we know it!

Be safe!

End of Season


We are truly grateful for all guests, that were staying at our campground and kept returning to our park this summer! As we all know, these are very uncertain times and nothing and nobody can be taken for granted!

Have a great winter, stay safe and we hope to see you again next year!

Fall Camping!


Fall announced herself with wind and rain and Summer grabbed an umbrella and ran out the door!We are excited for the change of the seasons and have a bunch of fall activities planned for you!ArtBar will invite you to have your creativity flowing on Saturday evenings. Join Michelle and her high...

Read the complete article

Camping in the month of August


Camping this month is characterized by the ‘new normal’. It seems that most of us have gotten used to the restrictions this pandemic has brought on us. We see many creative ways of having fun, while being safe. One example is the small wading pools and yard sprinklers that guests are bringing in to...

Read the complete article

Camping in July


?July CampingThe fun is returning with warmer weather and safe activities!COVID-19:Please be aware, that some of the COVID-19 measure are still in place!We are keeping pace with the careful reopening of public facilities in the state of Illinois. Please note, that some of our features might not be...

Read the complete article

June: Welcome back!


We are very grateful to be able to gradually see our campers returning! Social Distancing is still the name of the game in our area, but this doesn’t mean that you have to loose out on all the fun! Enjoy our beautifully groomed RV sites! Many have a patio swing and enlarged brick fire rings. Popular...

Read the complete article

Memorial Day Weekend


Dear guests!

We miss you dearly during these days of the pandemic. We hope you are safe and celebration this national Holiday in a new meaningful and fun way!

We look forward to celebrating with you again next year!

Camping in May


Like you and your family, our business has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. While we wish, we had more business, we are immensely grateful to be healthy. We are closed until the end of this month and allow only guests, that have an essential need to stay in the area. We have been putting in new...

Read the complete article