Camp Dan Beard

cabins in the woods at Camp Dan Beard

Camp Dan Beard features renovated rustic cabins perfect for group or family campers. The site also includes open fields for group tent camping. The camp’s shelters and picnic sites are great for events.

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Location & Things to Do

Camp Dan Beard

Entrance

200 Portwine Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone

855-YES-CAMP

Things to Do & Amenities

  • Parking
  • Camping
  • Showers
  • Nature Play
  • Accessible Indoor Bathroom

Hours

Year-round: 24 hours a dayClosed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day

Closures & Alerts


Nearby Locations

Explore these nearby locations during your stay:


Camping Options

Non-profits, individual veterans and veteran organizations qualify for a 50% discount for all cabin and bunkhouse reservations for use Sunday through Thursday night; and qualify for a reduced rate of 50% on stated tent or RV non-electric fees, anytime. Register in person or by calling 855-YES-CAMP (855-937-2267) to receive the reduced rate.


a large cabin at Camp Dan Beard
A large cabin at Camp Dan Beard.

Large Cabin

  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Availability:  1 cabin
  • Layout: Large Cabin Floorplan (PDF)
  • Refundable Deposit: $100
  • Features:
    • Heat and air-conditioning
    • Bunk beds for eight people
    • Single beds for two people in a separate room
    • Ceiling fans
    • Private, accessible restroom with toilet, shower and two sinks
    • Porch
    • Picnic table
    • Fire ring with grate
Large Cabin Rates
Reservation DateCook County ResidentNon-Resident
April – October
(Thu – Sat Nights)
$102/night$112/night
April – October
(Sun – Wed Nights)
$87/night$97/night
November – March
(All Nights)
Not availableNot available

*During winter, groups that book the Organized Group Campsite can book the cabin(s) at an additional cost.


a small cabin at Camp Dan Beard
A small cabin at Camp Dan Beard

Small Cabin

  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Availability: 5 cabins
  • Layout: Small Cabin Floorplan (PDF)
  • Refundable Deposit: $100
  • Features:
    • Bunk beds for eight people
    • Ceiling fan
    • Porch
    • Picnic table
    • Fire ring with grate

Small cabins are not heated or air-conditioned. 

Small Cabin Rates
Reservation DateCook County ResidentNon-Resident
April – October
(Thu – Sat Nights)
$82/night$92/night
April – October
(Sun – Wed Nights)
$51/night$61/night
November – March
(All Nights)
Not availableNot available

*During winter, groups that book the Organized Group Campsite can book the cabin(s) at an additional cost.


Organized Group Campsite

  • Capacity: 60 people
  • Availability: 2 sites
  • Features:
    • Open field for tents and activities
    • Picnic table
    • Fire ring with grate
Organized Group Campsite Rates
Reservation DateCook County ResidentNon-Resident
Year-round$20/tent/night$30/tent/night

Organized Group Campsites must be booked in person or by phone at 855-YES-CAMP (855-937-2267). During winter, groups that book the Organized Group Campsite can book the cabin(s) at an additional cost.


Full Campground Rental

  • Capacity: 248 people
  • Availability: Sunday through Thursday year-round, limited dates are available for Friday and Saturday.
  • Features: Exclusive use of all campsites, public buildings and activity areas.
  • Refundable Deposit: $700

Applications accepted starting Oct. 16 for the following year. Reservations must be made at the campground at least 10 business days in advance.

Full Campground Rates
Reservation DateCook County ResidentNon-Resident
June – August
(Thu – Sat Nights)
$2,550/day$3,060/day
June – August
(Sun – Wed Nights)
$1,734/day$2,244/day
September – May
(All Nights)
$1,020/day$1,530/day

Events & Programs

Every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Forest Preserves staff lead free programs open to all registered campers, including:

  • Friday and Saturday night campfires
  • Special Friday and Saturday evening programs
  • Saturday afternoon activities and hikes
  • Camping skill demonstrations

Each campground has a limited number of Camping Adventure Backpacks available for free check-out, that include binoculars, field guides, a compass, activity sheets and other aids to nature exploration.


Upcoming Events