General Campground Information
(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.)
There is designated free visitors parking!
Distance to Chicago
How To Get To The City Of Chicago
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.
Fireworks and Chinese Lantern
Meet Your Hosts
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!