Camping

a tent and campfire at dusk at Camp Bullfrog Lake
A tent campsite overlooking Bullfrog Lake.

Online Reservations Not Available

We are currently upgrading our online camping reservation website. We expect to reopen online camping reservations on April 19.

Please call 855-YES-CAMP (855-937-2267) to make a camping reservation.

Whether you’re camping in a tent, cabin, bunkhouse or RV, you’ll get an immersive, round-the-clock nature experience in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Our five campgrounds each offer a unique experience and feature accessible campsite options and amenities.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions

Camp Reinberg, Camp Sullivan and Camp Bullfrog Lake are open from Wednesday evening to Sunday morning for tents and cabins, and every day for RVs. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

Group campsites are limited to 50 campers and bunkhouses at Camp Sullivan are restricted to 50% capacity until further notice.

Please read COVID-19 rules and information before making a reservation.


Locations

Boathouse and lake at Camp Bullfrog Lake

Camp Bullfrog Lake Willow Springs, IL

cabins in the woods at Camp Dan Beard

Camp Dan Beard Northbrook, IL

Pavilion and cabins at Camp Reinberg

Camp Reinberg Palatine, IL

pavilion and nature play area at Camp Shabbona Woods

Camp Shabbona Woods South Holland, IL

the activity barn at Camp Sullivan

Camp Sullivan Oak Forest, IL


Camping Information

Camping Reservations & Rules

People setting up two tents during a CLIC training at Camp Sullivan.

Camping Gear Rental

People putting up a tent at a Camping 101 event.

First Time Camping?


Groups & Programs

people setting up a tent at a Camping 101 event

Camping Programs

A Forest Preserves staff member showing how to light a fire in front of a group at a Camping 101 event.

Camping for Organized Groups

people at a CLIC training doing a team building exercise

Camping Leadership Immersion Course (CLIC)


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

Accessible Campsites & Amenities

Accessible campsites are designed for campers with disabilities. Please only book an accessible campsite if you need it or all other campsites are booked.

Accessible camping options include:

  • Tent campsite (capacity: 6) and RV/tent campsite (capacity: 6) with accessible parking, path of travel to and around the campsite, raised fire pit and accessible picnic table.
  • Small cabin (capacity: 8) with accessible parking, path of travel to cabin, raised fire pit and accessible picnic table.
  • Large cabin (capacity: 10) with accessible parking, path of travel to cabin, roll-in shower with bench, accessible sink, raised fire pit and accessible picnic table.
  • Large bunkhouse (capacity: 36) and small bunkhouse (capacity: 16) with accessible parking, path of travel to bunkhouse, roll-in shower with bench, accessible sink, raised fire pit and accessible picnic table.

All campgrounds have an accessible bathroom/shower building with a roll-in shower with a bench as well as an accessible changing area with a bench. For all details on campsites, visit our campground pages:

  • Camp Bullfrog Lake (Willow Springs, IL) – Two accessible tent campsites, two accessible RV/tent campsites, two accessible large cabins, two accessible small cabins, accessible canoe landing (with boat rental) and accessible fishing area.
  • Camp Dan Beard (Northbrook, IL) – Accessible large cabin.
  • Camp Reinberg (Palatine, IL) – Two accessible tent campsites, two accessible RV/tent campsites, two accessible large cabins, two accessible small cabins.
  • Camp Shabbona Woods (South Holland, IL) – Two accessible tent campsites, two accessible small cabins.
  • Camp Sullivan (Oak Forest, IL) – Two accessible tent campsites, two accessible RV/tent campsites, accessible large bunkhouse, two accessible small bunkhouses, two accessible small cabins.