General Campground Information

Golf Carts

We don't rent golf carts and don't allow personal golf carts, ATVs, etc. driven in the park.

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.)

Late Arrival

If you are arriving after hours (most days, 6 pm), please make sure you have a reservation. 
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

It is $5 per person to enter the park for anyone that is not a registered camper.
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.


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 Borer.

Office Hours

Please use our text messaging service: 815-605-5652, if you are unable to contact office staff in person.

Pool Hours

9:30am to 6pm from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend

Electric Vehicle Charging

This park does not have a charging station for electric vehicles. NONE of our electric pedestals are rated for EV charging. Please note, it is prohibited and unsafe to charge your vehicle at this campground.

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.

Distance to Chicago

55 miles

Concealed Carry

Firearms are not allowed in the park!

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.

Multi Site Reservations

When reserving more then one site for the same dates, you may leave a note, that you'd like the sites to be next to each other. We will do our best to accommodate you.
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)

Max Occupancy

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

Quiet Time

Quiet time is at 10 pm-7 am on weeknights and 11 pm-7 am on weekends.

Fireworks and Chinese Lantern

Fireworks and Chinese Lantern pose a fire hazard and are therefore not permitted in the campground.
Dog owners please be aware, that there might be fireworks on neighboring properties.

Discounted Tickets

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

Meet Your Hosts

Sylvia & Thomas Weber

Enjoy great camping: play, relax and recharge!

Thomas and Sylvia moved from Switzerland to the U.S. in early 1998, with their two young boys, Stephan and Andreas.
The family had 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. Time flies by! It's already been more then 10 years since this decision was 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!