8 RV Parks near Calumet Park, Illinois
We did however find 8 campgrounds within 25 miles of Calumet Park. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Calumet Park in the left hand column.
Sep 2017 - $35.00
As many have said this is parking lot used for overflow for sports events and trucks. Access was simple following instructions provided by others. Access by 55 south off at 21st and head to marshalling yard. Didn't see a bridge in the way at all. Be prepared and your access is easy I wouldn't recommend coming without a fully self contained rv as there are no showers bathrooms water hookups or power onsite or nearby I was Traveling in a 45'mh so absolutely no problem parking here for four days Found a spot at end and closest neighbor about 70 feet away. Generator run daily to keep coach utilities up Got here on a Thursday stayed until Monday. A Bears game was going on Sunday. Surrounded by tailgating fans about 10 am. Made some new friends had breakfast with them and about 1130 they were all at game. No tailgating is allowed during the game If a Bears game is in town definitely get here 2 days in advance. Saturday arrival would be turned away. Camped here with about 15 other Rv's for 4 days Some people moved to edge during game. We were in middle of lot and did not have to move. Parking attendants very polite and directed cars around my rig I would stay again for convenience of being so close to town to explore the city. - Big Rigger
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Like others have said, it is what it is, a truck yard. But, it is close to the beach at Lake Michigan, close to the Navy Pier, and about a 15 dollar Uber ride to downtown. Was not too trashy, was pretty quiet, and there were about 2 dozen RVs there when we spent the night. Would definitely stay again as there is no place else close. - DogFriendlyGuy
Jun 2017 - $35.00
This place is, after all, a truck yard. You do have to plan (& call) ahead. But, you're only a couple miles down the lake front from the Navy Pier, & dead across Lakeshore Dr from the 31st St beach. For the money, this close to downtown, Urban Boondocking works for this camper. Will stop here again. - BillHan1959
May 2017 - $40.00
We decided to give this campground a try for its location. Despite all of the outdated reviews we gave it a try. I'm glad we did. We had no issues. It was quiet, relaxing, and exactly what we needed. - AdventureIsMyMiddleName
May 2013 - $35.00
While the setting for this campground is excellent, the execution is just shy of horrible! The only reason we stayed at this park was its proximity to family and friends. I would never do so again. Go across the border to Indiana, do not come here! The bathrooms are all but unusable, and my wife has refused to use the shower in the ladies room. I didn't think the previous reviews could be true, but believe them. - Phil_S
Mar 2013 - $42.00
This is a very rustic campground with no paved roads or concrete pads. We were very disappointed in the general conditions present and the mud was so bad from the rain the previous day that we nearly got our dually stuck twice just getting to the site. We opted to leave and stay at another park due to the conditions we found in the winter time. It may be more appealing in the summer months, but we cannot recommend it during any kind of wet weather. - RVGFulltimers
Sep 2016 - $32.00
We just stopped here overnight on our way east and I am glad that we only stayed overnight because I wouldn't want to be here for two nights. Very little improvements have been done in this park, just a grass area with hookups and poor gravel roads. Even the office is in poor shape. Grass has grown up about a foot high around a lot of the campers which means that they are there long term, mostly people that work in the area. I definitely wouldn't want to stay here again. - Linda Allan
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is not a campground. This is a transient facility for tradesmen, i.e. pipeline workers, carnies, etc.
Some people live here year round, by the looks of the sites and campers.
No restrictions on how old your rig is.. bring in your beast.
Rates to me are too high. take it or leave it attitude.
$700 a month for 50 amp with Water and sewer.
Gossipy workers/owners. People come in all hours of the night.
You will get a tongue lashing if you go over the speed limit of 10 MPH.
No campfires. No ice. Very cramped conditions. Many run down sites.
I-80 Road noise 24/7. No buffer for noise control.
I needed this facility as a place to stay while on contractual work in the area.
Otherwise, I would avoid. - josephine Plumber
Apr 2016 - $42.00
This park has very unlevel, very close, sunny/open grass only sites. Very rude people as well as workers living there. Not worth the time or money to put up with drunks throwing things. Very scared! It was better to leave. - Sheilagramm
Sep 2017 - $38.00
We stayed here for 4 nights as we wanted to visit Chicago on our way to the East Coast. When we arrived at check in, our rig was too wide for the spot assigned to us. The host had to come over and use a chainsaw to cut down many branches of the trees on both sides. That worked perfect! We were not able to receive any satellite service and our antenna was iffy. There are sights on the other side of the loop that should be able to get satellite. Very quiet except for the trains that start around 6:30 am. The drive to Chicago was pretty easy. - Weld304
Sep 2017 - $37.00
We were pre-registered and did not need to stop at the office or camp host. Very level spot with very good hook ups. Clean, quiet park. - sp123
Aug 2017 - $30.00
Now called Cedar Lake Ministries RV Park. There was no lower rate for a tent, so I paid full RV price for a backpacking 1 person tent for an electric site, water spigot was on site as well. No good spot to pitch, set up for campers to pull in. Showers clean and very quiet, not far from Hwy 41. Only option in the area. Office not open when I was there, but payment is in advance online so all you need to do is check in with the campground host. - MeetTheGriswolds
Jul 2010 - $90.00
This is the 3rd year that we have camped on site of the Chicagoland Speedway for the summer race weekend in July. It is a bit expensive at $365 for the 3 days, but what isn't when staying near a Nascar event? I've seen hotels charge $200 or more per night as well, so in my opinion it's worth it to be on site and not have to drive back and forth. Check in began this year at 9am on Thursday: was VERY hectic and about an hour wait in line to get down to the campground. They need to work on better moving people to where they need to be, instead of mixing infield, speedway ridge and lakeside into 3 lines and then directing where to go. I think they need to open 3 different gates to make it easier and faster getting to your site and setting up. You must have the decals sent from the track affixed to the front windshield of the tow vehicle and the other on a window of your trailer. Once arriving at the campground entrance gate, we were greeted again and given two welcome packets filled with advertisements and information and nice little gift. We had no problems finding our spot as they are all are clearly marked. We had plenty of room with our 40 foot trailer on one spot and our friends 24 foot on the other. They do offer a potable water service that costs $40 per service and you must purchase tickets in advance for the service. The ticket tent is easily located at the front of the campground. The waste management trucks travel throughout the campground throughout the day for those wishing to use their service. The portable toilets were way cleaner this year than past years. However there could be more throughout the campground. They did not have enough toilets in my opinion. The shower truck was very nice and clean. The only problem with the shower truck is that it is open from 6:00 am until noon and then again from 6:00 pm until midnight. A big line started to form from 7:30 am and you could end up having to stand in line waiting for a shower for 30+ minutes. They have great water pressure and are hot instantly. They are not timed so you can shower as long as you wish thus the problem of the long line! Overall the campground is very clean and well kept. Grass could have been cut shorter. Bring your ant killer. We had little tiny ants all over our site. Noise was minimal but to be expected being at the races. They have a camp store on grounds for ice etc, but be prepared to spend $5 per small bag of ice and $4 for bottle of water and $7 for a plastic bottle of beer. They also provide a tram service to get you to the front gate. The tram service still needs work, they haven't gotten it to move a smoothly as it should be and the wait for a tram gets to be lengthy. I do recommend staying at this campground. We will more then likely coming back again next year. - campingfamof5
Jul 2009 - $75.00
Unlike most NASCAR adjacent camping: Chicagoland does not allow pets. It's only open 4 days prior to the race and is very expensive. Not worthwhile. - exsailor81
Jul 2009 - $90.00
This is the second year that we have camped on site of the Chicagoland Speedway for the summer race weekend in July. Check in begins on Wednesday at noon before the race weekend. We arrived at 7:00 pm on the first day of check in and had no problem getting checked in. The process was very speedy. You must have the decals sent from the track affixed to the front windshield of the tow vehicle and the other on a window of your trailer. Once arriving at the campground entrance gate we were greeted again and given two welcome packets filled with advertisements and information and nice little gift. We had no problems finding our spot as they are all are clearly marked. We had plenty of room with our 32 foot trailer on one spot and our friends 24 foot on the other. They do offer a potable water service that costs $40 per service and you must purchase tickets in advance for the service. The ticket tent is easily located at the front of the campground. The waste management trucks travel throughout the campground throughout the day for those wishing to use their service. The portable toilets were way cleaner this year than past years. However there could be more throughout the campground. They did not have enough toilets in my opinion. The shower truck was very nice and clean. The only problem with the shower truck is that it is open from 6:00 am until noon and then again from 6:00 pm until midnight. A bib line started to form from 7:30 am and you could end up having to stand in line waiting for a shower for 25+ minutes. They have great water pressure and are hot instantly. They are not timed so you can shower as long as you wish thus the problem of the long line! Overall the campground is very clean and well kept. Noise was minimal but to be expected being at the races. I totally recommend staying at this campground. We will be coming back again next year! - campingfamof5
Jun 2016 - $46.00
This park has potential, but it is not well maintained. Unfortunately, it is situated in the worst possible location. It is sandwiched in between two major Interstates (which are busy at all hours), and a railroad track. It is so noisy, I don't understand how people live there permanently. The "lake" that is there was probably engineered in the building of the Interstates. It is small and not especially attractive. The campsites surround the lake on the Interstate side, so even though you may see the lake, the noise level is so awful I would not recommend it to anyone. There are many permanent residents. If you are stopping there with your camper for a couple of nights and then moving on (which was our situation) you do not feel as if you are "fitting in." Some of the camp sites are nice, some are totally unkempt and messy. The one next to ours had an old dilapidated golf cart, and old shed, and at least 10 old bicycles piled up at the edge of their site which made it practically on our site. Old flower pots and junk were also there which we had to move slightly in order to get to the water hookup. Trains run on the opposite side of the lake, but still the noise is unbearable. We did not even venture to the club house. To get into the park, you have to drive through an area that looks to be from a third world country. Then you pass hundreds of small, permanent trailers that are probably left overs from Katrina. When you do finally get to the park, you go through a stop at a small building with a movable bar to tell them your purpose, then you proceed onto another small building with another bar and you go in and pay. There are so many permanent residents that there are two lanes there, one for the residents to show passes to get back in, another lane for people who want to camp there. That lane is so small, two lined up campers block the entire passage. To cap all these glorified amenities, you pay through the nose to camp there. - The Painter
Sep 2015 - $29.00
The place is huge. Has pool, lake, tennis, everything. I'm sure it's a happening place in summer but very poorly maintained. Big potholes in the very bad travel roads. Mostly occupied by seasonal and permanent residents that have old decrepit RVs and misc structures. The only WiFi is at the main office. Grass is overgrown and our site was loaded with dog poop. But there is a big field where we threw a ball for the dogs. - User2989
Aug 2015 - $48.00
We stayed here for my son to have a good time at a campground designed for kids. Unfortunately, mini golf closed at 6:30. Which I understand, however, the pool was for 21 and up, and the main station smelled like a bar. - slinke
Oct 2017 - $30.00
This is the first time in 9 years using RV Park Reviews that I have felt misled by a campground rating. This place deserves a Below Average rating. I don't care that it's mostly mobile homes. But it's noisy, run-down, and poorly laid out (we couldn't even use the first site they sent us to because with our tires on the two narrow strips of broken concrete that serve as a pad we couldn't put our slide out without hitting the electric pedestal). Roads are torn up and so crowded and narrow it was challenging to get in and out. Tracks run right next to the park and trains blare their horns all night. I should have given up after being unable to reach the office, leaving multiple messages to make a reservation, and not having them returned. I wouldn't stay here again unless I had no other options. - Keeping up with the Joneses
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Wonderful stay and great customer service. Extremely helpful and even helped my hubby into the site while I was in paying. Staff is awesome, polite and just amazing! Sites were on a concrete runway which made it nice to park. Each site had its own trash can as well as a huge patio for chairs and tables and such. - Dan-Nichelle Inman
Jul 2017 - $20.00
Mobile home park with lots available for RVs. Some of the homes were a bit run down, but overall most were kept clean. Residents and staff were all friendly and helpful. It is a short drive to West Beach for some hiking or fun in the sun. There is easy access to the highways nearby for driving into Chicago. Park was quiet, safe and reasonably priced. We have lots of family in the surrounding areas and will absolutely stay here again when we visit. - Lissa Marie