3.6 Poor
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago McCormick Place Marshalling Yard

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
Phone: (312) 808-3161

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $35 5/2016

Latitude: 41.8428447823878
Longitude: -87.6112855693283

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed no
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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5 Reviews

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Flying Mantis

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Chicago McCormick Place Marshalling Yard in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface

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Space Between Lots
Very Close

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Doum Doum

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a truck trailer parking lot. Great location to visit downtown Chicago. Walking distance to the train station of McCormick convention center. We camped at Chicago McCormick Place Marshalling Yard in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Chicago McCormick Place Marshalling Yard in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Tips for other Campers:

From I-55 N take Lake Shore Blvd exit south and travel about a mile and turn right then drive a short distance then turn left to the security gate.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

I want to post this place to boon dock because it is so close to downtown Chicago and very inexpensive. Be sure to call the yard and get detailed directions as there are low bridges in the area. This is the Marshalling yard for McCormick place but they allow RVers to stay there. There are NO hookups and NO dump. But a great place to stay boon docking. Operated by the City of Chicago. 24/7 security. We camped at Chicago McCormick Place Marshalling Yard in a Motorhome.

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Space Between Lots

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We too parked our RV here but did not stay in it. We parked it here for five nights while we visited our son & daughter-in-law who live in Wrigleyville. I have to say that we were a bit nervous leaving it in this lot even though you pass through a guard station to get into it. When we pulled in, the lot was about 80% full with truck trailers. We parked between a few trailers and hoped for the best when we came back, 5 days later. We were the only RV in the lot that we could see. All was fine when we returned. I have to say, I'm not sure I would have felt comfortable actually camping in this lot. Unfortunately the closest other place we found near our kids was 65 miles away. Chicago is not an RV friendly town! We camped at Chicago McCormick Place Marshalling Yard in a Motorhome.

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Space Between Lots

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