Camp Sullivan

the activity barn at Camp Sullivan
The activity barn and event space at Camp Sullivan.

An iconic red barn greets visitors to Camp Sullivan, where large groups can rent bunkhouses and those looking for privacy can enjoy tent campsites tucked in the woods. With access to the Tinley Creek Trail System, Camp Sullivan is a perfect destination for nature exploration. Even the barn, with a climbing wall and other adventures, is a hub of activity.

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Location & Things to Do

Camp Sullivan

Entrance

14630 Oak Park Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Phone

855-YES-CAMP

Things to Do & Amenities

  • Parking
  • Camping
  • Showers
  • Camp Store
  • Dining Hall
  • Nature Play
  • Accessible Indoor Bathroom
  • Picnic Grove
    (with shelter)
  • Bike Rental

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 to receive the reduced rate.


a tent campsite at Camp Sullivan
A tent campsite at Camp Sullivan.

Tent Campsite

  • Capacity: 6 people
  • Availability: 15 sites
  • Layout: Tent Campsite Layout (PDF)
  • Features:
    • 10′ x 10′ mulched tent pad with timber edge
    • Picnic table
    • Fire ring with grate

Most tent sites require campers to park in the main lot and walk a short distance.

Tent Campsite Rates
Reservation DateCook County ResidentNon-Resident
April – October
(Thu. – Sat. Nights)
$35/night$45/night
April – October
(Sun. – Wed. Nights)
$30/night$40/night
November – March
(All Nights)
$20/night$30/night

an RV/tent at Camp Sullivan
An RV/tent campsite at Camp Sullivan.

RV/Tent Campsite (with Electricity)

  • Capacity: 6 people
  • Availability: 10 sites
  • Layout: RV/Tent Campsite Layout (PDF)
  • Features:
    • 12′ x 24′ gravel parking space and gravel tent pad with timber edge (accommodates RVs up to 40′ long)
    • Electric service
    • Picnic table
    • Fire ring with grate

RV/Tent campsites do not have sanitation stations.

RV/Tent Campsite Rates
Reservation DateCook County ResidentNon-Resident
April – October
(Thu – Sat Nights)
$50/night$60/night
April – October
(Sun – Wed Nights)
$35/night$45/night
November – March
(All Nights)
$25/night$35/night

a large bunkhouse at Camp Sullivan
A large bunkhouse at Camp Sullivan.

Large Bunkhouse

  • Capacity: 36 people
  • Availability: 2 bunkhouses
  • Layout: Large Bunkhouse Floorplan (PDF)
  • Refundable Deposit: $100
  • Features:
    • Two main sleeping areas with bunk beds for 36 people
    • Heat
    • Two private, accessible restrooms with toilet, shower and sink
    • Kitchen
    • Dining area with tables
    • Two closets
    • Ceiling fans
    • Porch
    • Picnic table
    • Fire ring with grate
Large Bunkhouse Rates
Reservation DateCook County ResidentNon-Resident
April – October
(Thu – Sat Nights)
$255/night$265/night
April – October
(Sun – Wed Nights)
$153/night$163/night
November – March
(All Nights)
$153/night$163/night

a small bunkhouse at Camp Sullivan
A small bunkhouse at Camp Sullivan.

Small Bunkhouse

  • Capacity: 16 people
  • Availability: 1 bunkhouse
  • Layout: Small Bunkhouse Floorplan (PDF)
  • Refundable Deposit: $100
  • Features:
    • Bunk beds for 16 people
    • Heat
    • Private, accessible restrooms with toilet, shower and sink
    • Kitchen
    • Dining area with tables
    • Ceiling fans
    • Porch
    • Picnic table
    • Fire ring with grate
Small Bunkhouse Rates
Reservation DateCook County ResidentNon-Resident
April – October
(Thu – Sat Nights)
$168/night$179/night
April – October
(Sun – Wed Nights)
$117/night$128/night
November – March
(All Nights)
$117/night$128/night

a small cabin at Camp Sullivan
A small cabin at Camp Sullivan.

Small Cabin

  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Availability: 4 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$62/night
November – March
(All Nights)
$41/night$51/night

Full Campground Rental

  • Capacity: 314 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: $1,300

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)
$6,120/day$6,630/day
June – August
(Sun – Wed Nights)
$5,304/day$5,814/day
September – May
(All Nights)
$4,590/day$5,100/day

upper level event space and climbing wall inside the barn at Camp Sullivan
Upper level event space and climbing wall inside the barn at Camp Sullivan.

Climbing Wall & Activity Barn

This 28-foot wall inside Camp Sullivan’s iconic red barn comes complete with an auto-belay system and certified facilitators. Individuals under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian fill out a waiver for participation. Please bring a signed waiver with you: 

Registered Camp Sullivan campers can reserve one free hour of climbing at check-in, pending availability (please call 312-636-0041 to check hours and availability, especially from October to April). Additional time: $5/hr pending availability. 

Camp Sullivan offers event packages that include exclusive use of the climbing wall and barn’s upper level, pending availability.

If you plan to climb, please bring a signed waiver with you:


Barn Upper Level Rental (No Climbing)

  • Capacity: 109 people
  • Features: Reservations include tables, chairs,  and use of the kitchen. Does NOT include use of the climbing wall.
  • Refundable Deposit: $100-500

Book by calling 855-YES-CAMP or visiting Camp Sullivan.

Barn Upper Level Rates
Reservation DateCook County ResidentNon-Resident
Friday-Sunday$75/hour$95/hour
Monday-Thursday$50/hour$70/hour

Climbing Wall & Barn Upper Level Rental

  • Capacity: 80 people
  • Features: Includes two hours of staff-led climbing, tables, chairs and use of the kitchen.
  • Refundable Deposit: $100-500

Discounts available for combining with overnight camping: Call 855-YES-CAMP for details.

Climbing & Barn Upper Level Rates
Reservation DatePeopleCook County ResidentNon-Resident
Friday-Sunday40
(20 climbers)
$350/hour$420/hour
Friday-Sunday80
(21-40 climbers)
$430/hour$500/hour
Monday-Thursday40
(20 climbers)
$310/hour$360/hour
Monday-Thursday80
(21-40 climbers)
$390/hour$440/hour

Trails

Tinley Creek Trail System

Location: Markham, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Palos Heights & Tinely Park

Surface

Paved & Unpaved

Estimated Total Length

27.3 miles

Hours

Year-round: Sunrise to Sunset

Closures & Alerts

*Please be a courteous trail user: Follow posted signs and our trail rules and etiquette.

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