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3 RV Parks near Wilmette, Illinois
We did however find 3 campgrounds within 25 miles of Wilmette. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Wilmette in the left hand column.
Sep 2018 - $35.00
As you all know, this is the only option for RV parking anywhere near downtown Chicago. Everyone warned us that this is only a truck yard with no amenities, but here's why it sucked. Going to a volleyball tournament at Oak Street Beach, so staying here would be cool because we could ride bikes along the waterfront, walk to Chinatown, etc. Called three times - a month out, 10 days out, and the day before. "Sure, we have plenty of room - bring $35 cash per night and you're all set!" But when we arrive, someone has rented out the entire yard for a trade show. I get it-that's what the yard is for. But don't tell us we are good to go three times, have us drive all the way there without a TOAD, and then tell us tough luck. - Doug2518
Jul 2018 - $35.00
What everyone has said: It's a parking lot between a rail line and two freeways with semis coming and going at all hours. There is nothing to recommend this place except its location. Come with full water tanks, there is none there. Note: the entrance is the one where the yard office building is, the first left after turning onto Moe St. Park as near to the (only) islands of trees at the McCormick end of the yard as you can. Avoid parking between trucks, one might back into you at night. We had no security concerns. There is a guard circulating somewhere in the lot all night. There is a bike path, a nature trail and a seawall that go for miles. Good AT&T, no Wifi, and surprisingly only 4 channels OTA. - bobcovey
Jul 2018 - $35.00
We only stayed here one night. It's not really a campsite, it's a big trucks and buses parking area that is comfortable for RVs too. Very close to the city center (Millennium Park is 5 min. by car). UberXL (6 people) costed 17$ to the Millennium Park. On the night we were there, there were a few more RVs. Can use generator - nobody cares, there's a lot of noises from the road and a train. But as I said, it's in the middle of the city. - chenof
Nov 2017 - $25.00
This is a tiny gem in Chicagoland with a lot going for it. Only five RV sites, plus tent sites and cabins. We have only camped here in off season, $50/nite in the summer is not worth it to us when we only live 6 miles away. But they have a lot of activities in the summer, check the website and reserve early. The good: 1. It is in a forest preserve with an extensive network of hiking trails and a paved bike path. 2. The Metra station is less than 3 miles away, you can be in downtown Chicago in less than one hour. 3. Restaurants and shopping nearby at Deer Park Town Center. 4. Propane, ice, other supplies are also very close. The bad: They need to work on their logistics. Much of the information on the website is wrong, like hours and phone numbers. On some sites, the fire ring is too close to your trailer for a safe campfire. The electric hook up is on the wrong side of the pad (really). No water hook ups (oddly, they have sewer though) and no spigots. You will be hauling water, unless their hose will reach your site. They told when we reserved that we could have it (hose) for our stay but then someone pounded on our door at 9:00 at night and told us that was wrong. He did allow us to fill our fresh water tank before he took it though. This place is geared for giving an outdoors experience to locals. They have classes like Camping 101, they rent equipment like bicycles and snowshoes and even a complete tent set up with sleeping bags. If you are not local, the main reason for going there is to have a convenient way to visit Chicago. - janci
Sites: 20 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 14 Reviews
Mar 2018 - $20.00
The campsite is in poor condition, restrooms are filthy, poor directions for shower and dump station, the only good thing is a concrete slab with power. I will not stay at this camp site again and I would not recommend it to anybody. A nice view of the Lake. - Aaron1968
Oct 2017 - $19.00
This is a lovely campground right on the shore of Lake Michigan but sorely neglected. Stuff posted on the bulletin board was over two years old. Website says they only have one 50-amp site; all 20 sites have 50 amp service. The place to get fresh water for your onboard tanks is a squeeze between a building and fence and overhead wires. The dump station also required some extra maneuvering to get into. The sites need are concrete but the road is gravel and there are water issues - there are several pallets around for campers to stand on when it rains and leaves big puddles. The hotel clerk where you check in was argumentative and gave very poor directions. On a positive note, the electric hookup worked fine and the wifi was good most of the time. MWR activities (ITT, movies, bowling, eateries, etc) are nice and close to the campground. Chicago was about a half hour away (an hour during rush hour). - Melodycthomas
Jul 2017 - $19.00
Now $19 per night. Military privileges required. Small campsites with no shade, but a GORGEOUS VIEW of Lake Michigan. The road through this campground is in DEPLORABLE condition. I KNOW it was in terrible shape over a year ago and it has only gotten worse. - KTown Santa