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.)
Your personal reservation package with instructions on how to find your site will be waiting for you in the Reservation Box. After pulling up at the gate, turn to your left. The box is illuminated and attached to the building to the left of the dishwashing sink. (There is no need to walk up to the office)
Visiting friends and family members
You may use all amenities. The park closes at 10 pm for all visitors.
There is designated free visitor's parking! No more than 6 people per site, including camping guests.
Guests are not allowed to bring wood into the campground, because of fear of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer.
Electric Vehicle Charging
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.
Distance to Chicago
In a group of young people, everybody must be 21 years of age.
Multi Site Reservations
Please note, that our maximum group size (total guests on all sites) is 12-15 people or 3 site reservations. (group definition: people that know each other and camp at the same dates)
Fireworks and Chinese Lantern
Dog owners please be aware, that there might be fireworks on neighboring properties.
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.
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. Like with all things we love, time flies! It's already been more then 10 years, since this decision has been made. Now going about their business with some experience, they enjoy their campground even more!
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 Short-haired Pointer, Orvis S'more!