General Campground Information

Check-in/Check-out Times

RVs and guests with tents: check in is 1pm, check-out is noon
(Early check-in and late check-out fees may apply; check with front desk)
Accommodations (cabins and rental trailers): check-in 2pm, check-out 11am
(No late check-outs on cabins and trailers.)

Concealed Carry

Firearms are not allowed in the park!


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.


It is $5 per person to enter the park. You may use all amenities. The park closes at 10pm for all visitors.
There is designated free visitors parking!

Distance to Chicago

55 miles

Pool Hours

9:30am to sunset

Minimum Age!

Guests have to be 21 years or older to reserve and rent a site!
In a group of young people, everybody must be 21 years of age.

Office Hours

The office may stay closed during the pandemic.

Max Occupancy

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

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.
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.

Late Arrival

If you are arriving late, please make sure you have a reservation. 
Instructions on how to find your site will be waiting for you in the Registration Box to your left, after pulling up at the gate!

Quiet Time

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

Fireworks and Chinese Lantern

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

Discounted Tickets

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

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 has enjoyed camping even before moving to this beautiful country!
It 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 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 now U.S. citizens. Sylvia spends most of her free time in their retreat in Wisconsin. Thomas is an avid outdoorsman. He spends a lot of time hunting and fishing. You might see him working with his German Shorthaired Pointer, Orvis S'more!