Camping

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

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.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions

All campgrounds are closed through May 31. All bunkhouses are closed through June 25.

For campsite reservations that are scheduled through May 31, there will be no penalty for rescheduling or cancelling regardless of whether they are cancelled by the Forest Preserves or by the permit holder. Call 855-YES-CAMP (855-937-2267) or email info@cookcountycamping.com to reschedule or receive a refund.

Learn more about COVID-19 cancellations and closures.


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)