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Thomas & Sylvia

Camping and RVing in Chicago

Welcome to the closest KOA Campground to Chicago and O’Hare International Airport


A family campground with planned activities on weekends from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. (hay-wagon rides, movies, games, kids crafts, bingo and a lot more)

Have fun at Donley’s Wild West Town next door, visit the Illinois Railway museum, see Santa’s Village Azoosment Park, visit Six Flags Great America, cool off at Magic Waters near Rockford or in our own crystal clear pool in a friendly and quiet country setting, with long, leveled and mostly shaded pull-through 30/50 amps RV site, special tent sites, 7 Cabins and complementary Wi-Fi throughout the park.

Take the “Metra” train from nearby Crystal Lake or Woodstock to visit Chicago for sightseeing, festivals, and tours. We are also in a convenient distance to the Woodfield Mall, Prime Outlet Discount Mall, and the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino. Various local restaurants are within minutes.

General Information

All our cabins are equipped with an A/C unit and new mattresses!!!

We welcome groups and reunions, our fully enclosed pavilion/theater can be made available.

You find us approximately 55 miles from downtown Chicago close to I90 in a rural setting of northwestern Illinois.

24 hours gated campground, you have to be 21 or older to reserve/rent any kind of site, dog breed restrictions apply. Please call +1 815 923 4206 for more information.


Open from April 11, 2014 until October 13, 2014



Book your vacations at our KOA website



26 comments to Camping in Chicagoland

  • Sheri Cooper

    What is the largest group that you can accommodate? I have a Y guides group that has an annual fall campout and I am already looking for locations for next years event.

    • Thomas


      Thanks for getting in touch with us. We have all together 22 primitive tent sites (just fire rings and benches) and 34 tent sites with water and electric service. Depending on your configuration we can accommodate a lot of people.
      Thomas & Sylvia

  • Liane Gruben

    We love this KOA. Thomas, Sylvia, and all the work campers are great. Best campground in the NW Chicago area. We like to visit our relatives in the area and always feel like we’re coming home when we stay here. We’ll be back for May and June of 2014. Can’t wait to see you. Liane and Paul Gruben, Middletown, NY

    • Thomas


      Guests like you and Paul make it worthwhile to own a KOA campground. Thank you very much for your continuous support and we are more than happy to see you again in 2014.

      Thomas & Sylvia

  • Jim Buhring

    Well, I don’t speak German, but my grandparents did. Will I still be welcome? Hahahahaaaaa! That would be a fun trip, and since it would now be a chance for me to bump into my grandson from time to time, you just never know!

  • Katharina Gattiker

    Liebe Sylvia und Thomas
    wäre froh wenn Ihr mir Eure Mail-Adresse mitteilt, herzlichen Dank und viele Grüsse Käthi

  • Looks great! Hope you had a wonderful season. We are juste back from Lake Tahoe and Yosemite
    but I promise that next year I’ll drive north direction Chicago (still on our to do list) with family and dog (you accept dogs?). All the best Fabienne & family

    • Thomas

      Thanks and that would be cool to reconnect in Chicago on a KOA. Dogs are welcomed as long they are not pitbulls etc.
      Chicago will be different than Tahoe and Yosemite.

      See you soon!!


  • Mann

    Sieht gluschtig aus! Zum Glück können wir schon bald kommen!
    Alles Liebe, Pa und Mami

  • Felix

    Jetzt komme ich soeben von “Bächauercampingferien” mit Cédric, Loris und Stephan zurück… und bekomme schon wieder Lust abzureisen…

    Gruss aus der Romandie, Felix

  • Philipp

    Liebe Sylvia und Bongo

    Sieht interessant aus. Eines Tages werde ich euch dort mal besuchen.


  • Sabine

    Hey Mr. and Mrs. KOA
    Noed schlaecht gseht guet us. Wuensch eui no e gueti Saeson. Grüessli us Rognes France , Sabine

  • Charlie Downard

    I believe we are fellow interns from the back home bakery, Mark told me you had settled into a KOA. Will you be there next season ? I motorcycle travel when I can & love the camper cabins. It would be great to know someone at the campground. Saw your post on the fresh loaf & thought I’d drop you a line.
    Charlie (CJtheDeuce)on the TFL

    • Thomas

      Hey Charlie,

      Yep I was up in Kalispell twice and loved it. Mark and Sharon are great people and they have a wonderful place to live.
      I have all intention to be at our KOA next summer too. Of course fellow TFLer and Back Home Bakery interns will get special treatment and probaly also a discount.

      Let me know when you are ready to make reservations next year. Maybe by then I have sorted out the problems with the health department and can also sell my bread.

      Thomas (tssaweber on TFL)

  • Mei Bühler

    Liebe Sylvia und Bongo,
    Das sieht toll aus ! Herzliche Gratulation ! Und viel Erfolg !
    Liebe Grüsse. Mei + Bruno

  • willie

    we drive up from south La. every summer and enjoy the campground, the new owners have made some improvements and the place is looking good.

    • Thomas

      Hey Willie,

      We are always happy when our guest enjoy our park, hopefully next year you will see even more improvements (not only the visitors policy)

      All the best


  • MCM

    Ciao Bongo
    Tönt ja vielversprechend.. Wünsche euch viel Erfolg -

    Christoph Meier

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