9 RV Parks near Barrington, Illinois
We did however find 9 campgrounds within 25 miles of Barrington. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Barrington 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
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
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This is a fantastic park outside Chicago. Stayed here while visiting family. Yes the roads are narrow and sites can be difficult to maneuver, but it is 70+ years old. The setting is beautifully treed and the winding little roads gave it character. It actually reminded us of the 50's or early 60's...just made us smile as we walked around. Even though we were camping there over a busy weekend, we never felt that close to our neighbors, who were all very respectful and quiet. It is approx. 90% full-timers in (mostly) very cute park models. There are lots of things for kids to do including the lake and beach, miniature golf, the pool, basketball... The staff is fantastic. Our dog had developed hives from some type of allergy and they recommended an excellent (very reasonable) vet. Will be back, maybe next year. - SAU51
Sep 2015 - $32.00
This campground/resort is an unexpected surprise. It has a feeling of summertime in the 1950's and 60's. Most sites are shaded by lovely trees and very roomy. Actually the entire place is in one big grove of trees. There is a smaller lake to fish. The grounds are large but feel comfy. Home to seasonal manufactured trailers with a good size area for RV's. For the size of this place, it is very clean and well maintained. Clean pool, nice play areas, paved roads for bike riding. The staff is excellent. They are not on constant patrol like some campgrounds. The patrons are very respectful and it is really quiet here, day and night. We are here in September though. We will definitely be back. Have met some nice folks. - Billy2015
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
Aug 2016 - $25.00
We love staying at this campground. It is the only one in the area. We visit friends & relatives while here. It is convenient to a multitude of restaurants & shopping of all kinds. The sites are spacious, hook ups well situated, it is quiet & the people are friendly, & satellite signal & over the air antenna signal are easy to get. The drawbacks are there is no sewer hook up but there are two dump stations. There are no reservations & you can only stay two weeks. - Connie's Co-Owner
2601 E Paul Jones St Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois 60088 (map) | (847) 688-6675
Sites: 20 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 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
Sep 2011 - $28.00
A nice little park in the middle of an Illinois corn field. There are trees, a pond, playground, tent sites and about 24 pull-through RV sites. The entrance and sites are gravel – not all are level front to back and across. To exit, you pull through your site onto the grass field around the back of other sites to the gravel road out. That is the only drawback for us because it RAINED and RAINED the 3 days before we left. That made the field very soggy. We and the owner determined that to drive across the field was not the best route out. Luckily, we had an empty site directly across and behind our rig. The owners’ staff assisted us with our exit so that any damage to the grass was minimal. Proximity to the location for the movie: Groundhog Day, Woodstock’s town square and environs, was a plus, as well. - zen_letitbe
Aug 2011 - $33.00
This is a funky little campground set well off the road on a family farm. The pull through sites look like back in sites at first glance, but the idea is to pull in and face a large lawn area which is used to pull out. Staff is very friendly, the park is quiet, with a fair proportion of seasonal campers. There is a swimming/fishing pond, table and fire ring at each site, and decent room between sites. Wi-Fi works well, but there is a $2 daily fee for Wi-Fi. The park is close enough to Chicago for antenna TV reception. Some of the overnight sites may require a bit of work to level your rig, but I've seen worse. We would stay here again. - DrLewie
Jun 2011 - $33.00
This is a small family owned campground positioned on a 100+ acre farm. It is clean and well maintained. Although the spaces between sites is small, it has a beautiful little swimming lake and has lots of open space around it. It is set back from the road by a long lane. It is busy on the weekends with family campers, but during the week is very tranquil. The manager is very accommodating and helpful. Woodstock is a very quaint small town (the movie Ground Hog Days was filmed there) with a large Wal-Mart, and a town square. There was good Wi-Fi and we got an excellent Verizon signal on our cellphone. There is an small charge for Wi-Fi and electricity if you are on the weekly rate. - sunbadgers
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stay at this park in the month of July when Country Thunder is in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin; nothing but good things to say about the park. Coming back again this year. Always stay in Fox Den, great sites nice and big, plus park is nice and quiet, and peaceful. - Ron Talamantes
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Love the place, hate their parking policy.
Other than the parking issues, this is a lovely campground set off the beaten path. A great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. - DMAC57
Jul 2016 - $25.00
We have never had a bad experience at this campground. It's a well run State Park and the staff is always friendly. We camp here at least 3 times per season. There is so much to do... Canoeing, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Biking and Walking Trails. Or just set up camp and relax! The sites are nicely sized and have a fire ring & picnic table. Give this place a try if you haven't been yet. - VJean
Sep 2016 - $54.00
What a beautiful campground. It is very large and evenly split between RV and Campers. The campers are mostly up front where you enter the park. They have an extremely large area for campers. There are some tight fitting RV sites with full hook ups. Large dog park, bathrooms and laundry facility. Our site was right on a hill so leveling our RV was difficult. The park offers, Mini Golf, Frisbee Golf, and several other games. My biggest complaints were the flies and mosquitoes. The weather was perfect when we were there in August and the local town offered some great family owned restaurants. - Okstatefanz
Aug 2016 - $49.00
As a retired couple we normally don't stall at KOAs, as they are more kid/family oriented and have amenities (pools, playground, etc.) that we don't use. But we stayed here 4 days while meeting up with relatives travelling cross-county, and they picked it for being closest to Chicago with full-hookups (and decent ratings). We are glad we did. The campground is clean, well-maintained, with a fairly new and clean shower-house (in the RV section, we did not try the one in the tent-camping area). Campsites are gravel/dirt and fairly level, all are grass-separated with picnic table and fire-rings. There are about 25 full-hookups, and some are tree-shaded. Entrance requires a key-card, and they charge for visitors. The pool looked clean (didn't use it) and they have a 9-hole, par 2 miniature golf course. No cable TV available, but lots of Chicago/Rockford stations available.
The only downside I saw was the front entrance drive (about 100 yards long) is a single lane with a 90 degree curve at the office. On the slight chance you meet someone coming the other way, it will be an issue if you can't back up. And in the last hour before checkout deadline, the road can get crowded with people stopping at the office to check out. - Jim n Lynn
Jul 2016 - $53.00
A KOA that is close to Chicago. Park is clean and well kept. The hosts were very nice and efficient and the usual escort to the site. Roads are a bit narrow, but not bad to navigate. The office is on the other side of the building from where you park for check in. There is a nice pool and many lawn games for use, there is also volleyball and horseshoes and a playground. The miniature golf is open. Wifi is slow and not dependable. Verizon signal is good. The sites are gravel as are the roads. Good selection of pull throughs for larger rigs. Most are level, sites 112 to 115 seemed to need a board under the front wheels to level. If you can get sites 101-104 great for larger rigs, level and face a nice open grass field. They are also sat. friendly sites. Also good for dogs. The park has a dog enclosure not quite big enough for a good run but it is fenced in. There is lots to do for children in the park. When reserving make sure your site has 50 amp if you need it. Not all pull throughs are 50 amp. There is no park cable, but there seem to be enough over the air stations. We would stay here again. - wtravlr1
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
Sep 2016 - $43.00
Park is primarily seasonal campers. Transient sites are far from the showers/restrooms.
Cable hookup at our site did not work. When informed of the problem, manager's reply was "it should, its just a cable". Our companion travelers at another nearby site also could not get cable. Fortunately, there are a number of OTA channels available.
Laundry was adequate and reasonable.
WIFI seemed to work OK when used for email and short web surfing periods.
The park is nice looking, pricey, and certainly adequate as an overnight stay. - Lakewood90
Jul 2016 - $43.00
This looks like a local community weekend campground, with one section around the canals and large lake, all have permeant RV's. This is gated off. But you still can walk through and enjoy the lake. It seems like there were many used on weekends and special holidays. But there there several that look like they stay there for long term. But this is not the section that short term travels use. They have a separate section for the short term visitors. It is in the front of the park. They have really nice long pullthroughs. We got a site with electric and water only. We were just on overnighter. I would stay here again. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Jul 2016 - $43.00
I think the park's primary focus it seasonal but we did have an OK site. Truth be told, I would not have wanted the seasonal sites as they were right next to I-90 with very loud traffic noise. Where our site was, you could hear it but not that bad, just a constant back ground noise. I would stay here again if in the area. - Jack&Wanda