5 RV Parks near Arlington Heights, Illinois
We did however find 5 campgrounds within 25 miles of Arlington Heights. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Arlington Heights in the left hand column.
Jul 2008 - $1.00
This campground is now closed. Park is only for day use. - WinnieViews
Jun 2006 - $15.00
This was okay, but we were driven away by a bunch of tiny flies. No biting, just swarming all over everywhere. Pit toilets, no showers, best for self-contained only. - Janjanjan68
May 2005 - $10.00
We have stayed here many times in 2004 and 2005. There are flush toilets at the Ranger Station. No reservations, but always a site except for holiday weekends. On holidays arrive early in week and get a great spot. Each spot has it's own water, elec, and fire ring. The wildlife in area is beautiful, crane, egrets, and several other fishing birds can be seen all day long. Additions of more tent sites expected soon. Residents of Kane County pay 10, others pay 15. - beckolette
2601 E Paul Jones St Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois 60088 (map) | (847) 688-6675
Sites: 20 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 10 Reviews
Jul 2015 - $20.00
We agree with other negative comments: filthy outhouse, muddy potholed roads, and horrid customer service at the hotel. The base Commanding Officer should address these issues. Bright spots: The view of the Lake is great and other RVers were neighborly and enjoyable. The laundry is in the Marina bldg and is wonderful. We will not return to this base. Would rather do Walmart. - LFClary
Jun 2014 - $17.00
First the only thing this has is the view of Lake Michigan. It's right on the lakefront. Problems: The check in process at the hotel is a joke. After three years they should have it down. Asked on the phone for a particular site and was told we don't reserve sites. Asked about a site when booking in and was told that it was reserved! Which is it? Got to the site and someone was in it. Assigned another and there was a heavy (very) picnic table on the pad. Seems the grass cutting crew put them there and never put them back. It had rained and some of the sites were flooded. Was told it happens whenever there is heavy rain. So step out the door into mud. This place could be a jewel if management would get a grip. - K&J
Jun 2014 - $17.00
Only positive thing about this place is the view (on the lake) and the price. Facilities not clean, had to travel to the gym for a shower. Muddy not level back in sights. The hosts were not present. - pinkarmygal05
Jun 2017 - $23.00
We are full time RVers and have stayed at many RV parks around the country. This park is almost entirely seasonal campers most of which own park models on their lots. There are a number of traditional rv spots for short term campers and some vacant park model sites available to longer term RVers. If you have children, this is a great place to be. There are a considerable amount of activities for them to engage in. Our granddaughter loves this place. We stayed in a vacant park model site on the pond which is a desirable place to be. The site itself was in a bit of disarray with a mixture of gravel, dirt and weeds to park on. The full hookups worked properly but the faucet needed work and dripped the entire time. The entire park is thoroughly covered with huge trees so getting satellite service can be a problem. The trees however keep it cooler because of their shade. Sites can be difficult to get parked in; most are pretty level though. We would stay here again. - Kent and Margaret
Aug 2016 - $43.00
We stayed here for 5 nights. On arriving after long travel day camp seemed crowded (lots of permanent). Took for ever to get info on getting to town and baseball. Staff taking us to site didn't seem to know best way to pull in. All through this staff were very friendly doing their best to be helpful. Night camping area way nicer. One of the nicest pool/ hot tubs we have seen. Some fun activities for the kids, inflatables in the pool night, bingo and a great Western/ barn evening. I would totally recommend. - jennyrobertson
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This was an experience. First I'll say the staff is a 12 on a 10 scale. Our situation required some patience and extra effort from them: they came through with flying colors. The park is as others have described a throw back to the 50's & 60's "at the lake camping experience."
The park is mostly permanent residents (at least seasonal) in modular trailers. Each site personally decorated/landscaped by the owner. And awards are given with a proudly displayed wood carved plaque "Super Site 1999" etc. Thus you have that area kept up nicely by both the maintenance crew and by the owners.
We were assigned a vacant seasonal spot as the standard RV sites were booked. Ultimately, due to narrow roads in the park at my site, coupled with our pulling a 33' Fifth-wheel with our crew cab, long bed, 4x4 one-ton truck (with a turning radius of a half-block!), they used a hitch equipped tractor to get my trailer into the space. Well done.
My only complaints of substance are first: that since this is a very heavily wooded (beautiful) park our satellite would not work, and they had no cable in our site. And there is WiFi only at the office area, not throughout the park. Odd.
Yes, we'd stay here again: but likely in a dedicated site for RV's. - TPDBOB8687
Jun 2017 - $25.00
This park is a first come, first serve kind of park. Pull in, find a spot to your liking, go pay. No reservations are taken. We were in a pull-through in what seems to be a newer part of this park, and while it was asphalt, wasn't dead level, which seems to be the case with most of the spots here. Not a big deal. Power and water only, with 2 spots you can dump. 1 in the camping area, 1 just outside. Place was clean and well maintained. Firewood 5$ a bundle, and they deliver. The trees in this part were still fairly new, so majority of spots in this section were full sun. When they mature, this will be a must-stop location. It was windier than a mug when we were there. Also, there seemed to be a lot of ticks floatin' around, so be aware. Overall, really liked this park. Quiet, close to the Big City, great for star gazing! Will stay there again. - BillHan1959
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Very nice park. Wide, paved roads. Paved and level campsites. Only 3 pull throughs. Spacious sites. Friendly staff. Closest RV Park to Chicago. Easy access off I-90. - Johngflyer
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Nice park. Many sites. Very friendly staff. Spacious sites. - Maltaman
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Maybe I just happened to pick a bad weekend, but this first visit to this campground was completely miserable. Perhaps had I come to tent camp and never expected to leave the campground the whole weekend, I'd have a different opinion. First the good points-- nice graveled campsites (and all have electric), plenty of shade and privacy between the sites in this heavily wooded campground, fairly clean bathhouse, and a nice lake nearby. If you happen to be a resident of DuPage county, the $20/night rate is not bad either. Sadly, the good points end there. The campground is located at the very back of the park and requires driving over 6 large speed bumps to come and go. The campground roads are narrow gravel with tight turns and hills. Most sites are only suitable for tents, pop-ups, vans, or RVs less than 25'. The only available water is from non-threaded spigot pumps. The dump station is small and tilted the wrong way to empty most RV tanks. The campground is only open 2 or 3-night weekends from May through Sept. But perhaps the biggest negative-- both the campground and forest preserve gates are closed and locked just after sunset every night. If you want to enjoy a nice dinner beyond the park boundaries, or visit friends in the area, forget about it! One final negative-- when I visited, the park was literally overwhelmed with mosquitoes. So bad I had to wear a bug jacket to cover my head and upper body! In the future, I'll stay at the Kane Co. Forest Preserve campgrounds-- much MUCH nicer parks that have been built with RVers in mind. - WinnieViews
May 2014 - $20.00
This park is a bit hard to locate. It is actually located in Warrenville. Any RV campground in the Chicago is a rarity so even with some drawbacks we were glad to find this one. It is a large, beautiful and heavily-wooded oasis in a pretty congested area. Staff very friendly. Restrooms were immaculate even with heavy usage on a holiday weekend. The drawbacks are: (1) it is only open for Fri. and Sat. night camping except on holidays, (2) no and or sewer connections and the few water spigots will not allow for a hose to be connected so to fill your tank requires carrying water in containers to your RV. Sites are level and very spacious with site #64 being best located for the restrooms with showers. One unusual plus is that those over 65 get 1 free weekend per year. We would camp here again. - judb
Jun 2013 - $20.00
We've been visiting Blackwell for almost 40 years, but this is the first time we've camped there. We only live about 7 miles from there so it's an easy weekend. This is an oasis in the middle of suburbia. Heavily wooded sites, with level crushed gravel pads and now, electric at all sites, according to the attendant at the gatehouse. There are no water or sewer hookups, but there are spigots throughout the park. There is an adequate dump station, although it is not all that level, so your tanks may not fully empty. I remarked to my wife that whether we traveled three hours to Wisconsin or drove 7 miles to Blackwell, the end result is the same. Quiet camping in a lovely area. The one downside to this campground is that it's only open on weekends, except for holiday weeks when it's open for the entire week. Also making reservations entails calling the District HQ and booking over the phone. There is a three day reservation window which pretty much eliminates spur of the moment camping. The camping permits arrive by snail mail, so very last century. Still, it adds to the charm I suppose. We'll be back often. In the summer the crowds in Wisconsin can be frustrating, so this is a nice alternative if you just want a quiet weekend to camp without dealing with all the traffic. - baraff