Spend a night in nature! We offer camping opportunities for groups and individuals. The District has five group campgrounds located throughout the county, one over night cyclist camping location, and one campground for individuals and families which accommodates both tents and RVs. 

Reservations are accepted up to six months in advance. 


Group Camping    

Group Campground Season: First Friday in April to last Sunday in November.

Individual Camping

Thomas Woods Camping Season:  Last Weekend in April to third weekend in October – Weekends Only


Winter Camping Season: December 1 – March 31 (Daily)  
Site Map
Thomas Woods, Marengo Ridge
2411 N. IL Route 23, Marengo

Enjoy the solace of the winter woods. Sleep under crisp, star-filled skis, hike the trails, follow animal tracks, bring your cross-country skis or snow shoes and stoke the campfire as you enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate amidst the quiet, peaceful surroundings.

Reservations: There is no campground host on duty. Reserve online or call 815-338-6223, ext. 1211 at least 1 week prior.
Site Availability Note: When looking at the map only the RV sites are open for winter camping for RV or Tent.
Water: There are two hand pumps available at sites 4 and 41.