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    

Campgrounds are open 1st Friday in April to last Sunday in November.
Group Campgrounds are limited to 10 or less and offered as exclusive use of the site for your individual family until further notice. $10/$20 per night holiday surcharge (July 3-5 and Labor Day Weekend)

Individual Camping

Thomas Woods  is now CLOSED   (reopens for Winter Camping Dec. 5 - see below)

Thomas Woods Camping Season:  May 1 – October 25, 2020 Weekends Only


December 5–March 31 (Daily)
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Thomas Woods, Marengo Ridge
2411 N. IL Route 23, Marengo
Limited to 10 individuals or less per reservation until further notice. 
2020 Special Discount Applies:   $12 R/$18/Non Resident per night - 

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.