1 Park near Chicago, Illinois
May 2016 - $35.00
If you are comfortable camping overnight at a Wal-Mart parking lot, you'll have no problem here. It's a giant truck and bus lot right next to McCormick Convention Center and has gated security. For downtown Chicago access, this place can't be beat. For a pleasurable camping experience, this is not it. I gave it an Average rating because it's a trade-off between location and amenities. There are no services at all, trucks come and go regularly, and you're squeezed between tractor trailers. However, you can take up multiple spaces to put your slides out. There was a small enclave of half a dozen RVs when we arrived, and we parked along with them - safety in numbers! There's a few grassy margins to walk your dog, but I didn't feel comfortable to wander too far from the fenced area at night. Lock the doors, close the curtains, and you'll be fine. We stayed here 2 nights without any issues, and had a great time touring downtown. - Flying Mantis
Nov 2015 - $30.00
This is a truck trailer parking lot. Great location to visit downtown Chicago. Walking distance to the train station of McCormick convention center. - Doum Doum
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This is a hard one to rate. It is just a truck/trailer yard where the truckers drop their trailer off and store it on a short term basis or just overnight. The lot itself is only a place to park and stay while in the Chicago area.
However it is right near the heart of Chicago. The closest RV park is at least 40 miles out of the city and with the traffic it would be an hour or more drive in. This is so convenient, which is worth a lot to us. Dry camp and put up with the trucks coming and going. Is it worth it? You decide.
It is gated with security. We felt safe. It is easy to get to.
We will stay here again next time we come to Chicago. - JoeVinnie