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Illinois Camping Lakes

Illinois camping lakes map.

Camping at the lake adds fun activities like swimming, fishing, boating and waterskiing to any camping trip. Illinois has many great lakes with camping areas or campgrounds near the lake. Pack up the tent and boat, and take the family camping at one of these camping lakes soon. Some lakes in IL may require reservations to camp. If you plan to go fishing, local and/or state fishing licenses may be required. On some lakes canoe or boat rentals are available. Camping lakes are listed by region on this page for IL camping lakes.

Camping near lakes with RVs, motorhomes and tents.

Northwest Illinois

Secachwine Lake

Spring Lake

Northeast Illinois

Fox Lake

Lake Clinton

Southwest Illinois

Crab Orchard Lake

Crab Orchard Lake

Southeast Illinois

Lake Shelbyville

Rend Lake

Camping at lakes in IL

Family boating while on a camping trip

Great camping opportunities await you and your family at lakes throughout Illinois. Many are only a short walk to the water, others are right near the waters edge. Kids of all ages love to skip rocks on the water, go swimming or fishing. Spend a relaxed day boating or take the kids water skiing. There are plenty of terrific lakes for boating and camping in IL.

Camping lakes in the USA, by state.