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Camping Rules & Policies

 

Making a Reservation

  • The camper applying for a reservation must be 18 years or older to reserve a campsite and 21 years or older to reserve a cabin.
  • You may book up to 6 consecutive nights.
  • Campground capacities are as follows:
    • Tent Campsite: 6 people
    • RV/Tent Campsite (With Electricity): 6 people
    • Small Cabin: 8 people
    • Large Cabin: 10 people
    • Small Bunkhouse: 16 people
    • Large Bunkhouse: 36 people
    • Maximum length of RV/Popup or Camper cannot exceed 40 feet at applicable campgrounds.

 

Cancelling a Reservation

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations of cabins, tent pads RV or group sites within 48 hours from the beginning of a reservation.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations of the bunk houses at Camp Sullivan within two weeks from the beginning of a reservation.
  • FPCC is not responsible for cancellations due to weather.
  • No refunds will be issued if a member of the camping party on the reservation is ejected for a violation of rules or policies.
  • FPCC reserves the right to cancel a reservation at any time. If a reservation is cancelled by FPCC staff for any reason, a full refund will be issued.

 

Check-in & Check-out

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 pm.
  • Check-out time is 12:00 pm.
  • Changes to campsite or cabin location are accommodated when possible, depending on availability. Please direct requests to the campground staff during check-in.
  • The campers’ copy of their reservation must be displayed on the provided post designating the campsite/cabin.

 

Operating & Quiet Hours

  • Campgrounds close at 10 pm. While patrons may leave at any time, re-entry is only allowed from 7 am to 10 pm.
  • Quiet hours are from 11 pm to 7 am.

 

Parking

  • Up to two (2) vehicles are allowed per reservation in designated driveways. Parking placards are provided to registered campers and must be displayed at all times.

 

Visitors

  • Visitor hours are from 8 am to 10 pm. Visitors can use designated public parking areas.
  • Number of registered campers and unregistered visitors cannot exceed the capacity of your campsite/cabin.
  • Only registered campers can stay overnight. Unregistered visitors must leave by 10 pm.

 

Pets

  • Pets must be registered at the time of check-in, on a leash at all times (up to 8 feet long), attended to at all times, and all pet refuse removed.
  • Pets are not allowed in cabins; service animals will be permitted.

 

Etiquette

  • Children younger than 18 years old must be under adult supervision at all times. Supervision is not provided by the staff.
  • Disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol will not be tolerated. Alcohol consumption is prohibited while camping with youth groups.

 

Protecting Natural Resources

  • No outside firewood is allowed. One bundle of firewood will be provided free of charge at check-in and additional firewood will be available for purchase. Due to regulations regarding the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer, firewood cannot be brought to or leave the campgrounds.
  • Campfires are only allowed in designated fire pits. Campers must extinguish all fires before leaving. Hot coals can be disposed of in camp fire pits.
  • Please protect our preserves. Do not cut, break, injure or remove any shrubs, trees or flowers. Driving nails, screws or other objects into trees or otherwise disrupting the natural environment is prohibited.
  • Please dispose of trash and refuse, including animal waste, in designated containers.

 

Safety

  • Firearms and weapons are prohibited on FPCC land except those possessed or utilized by official law enforcement personnel.
  • Swimming is prohibited in all FPCC waterways.
  • Glass beverage containers are prohibited.
  • Generators are prohibited.
  • Electric heaters are prohibited.
  • Cooking in cabins without kitchen is prohibited.

 

Emergencies

  • If adverse weather creates an unsafe environment, campers are advised to take shelter in the closest public building with four walls and a roof for shelter (shower/bathroom or office buildings are the most suitable).
  • In an emergency, call 911 and then call the campground office.

 

Campers and visitors are subject to all Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC) rules, regulations and ordinances and may be ticketed and/or ejected for any violations. Campers are financially responsible for any damage to campground property, other customer’s property and any other third-party property caused by the camper, or the camper’s guests, visitors and pets.

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