Sand Ridge State Forest

Dept. Natural Resources

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N County Road 2600 East Topeka, IL 61567 309-597-2212

GPS: 40.411, -89.866

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Overview of Sand Ridge State Forest

Number of Sites 27

Reservations yes

Elevation 492 ft / 149 m

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Last reported 9/29/2022
Gurnee, IL
18 reviews
“Lovely, Small, Wooded Campground”

Reviewed 9/29/2022

Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2
RV Length: 14' (Teardrop Trailer)
Overall Rating

This is a lovely little campground for primitive camping. Look for signs to the Pine Campground. (The Campendium coordinates take you about a mile north. The Oak Campground is for groups.) All of the sites are shaded, most under a beautiful pine canopy, but there is no visual barrier between them. A couple sites are tucked into the foliage.

The campground is not big-rig friendly. Class B, small Class C and trailers under about 22’ would fit. A couple of the sites are pull-through.

Rates are $8/night, but free for veterans and seniors (over 62). There was only one other camper on a Thursday in late September, but reservations are recommended on the weekends.

I wanted to give 5 stars, but the pit toilet was pretty gross.

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PWSailor would stay here again

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