Near Rockford, the top-rated camping sites.


I am going to be totally honest with you, I am not a regular camper but I have done it plenty of times to know what's up. I much prefer an RV to sleeping in a tent but I have experienced both.

I went to Sturgis, South Dakota for the Motorcycle Rally several times. On those trips, I was in a recreational vehicle. That makes roughing it much better.

Though one of my favorite trips in college was driving to Arizona for Spring Break and we slept in a tent the whole time.


There are a few things I am looking for when trying to find a good campsite. I want beautiful scenery and to feel like I am somewhere else.

I require relaxation, not a big party place. Having some activities is good too but not a lot of people around.

Pretty much looking for the ultimate chill spot.


Of course, you can take a big cross-country trip adventure with your family but the great thing about camping that it is not necessary to have a fun time.

You do not have to go far because there are many excellent locations near Rockford. I did some research and here are some that should be on your list.

Top-Rated Camping Sites Near Rockford

According to,

"It’s getting to be that time of year when you want to get out in nature and sleep under the stars. Illinois has some awesome places to camp, whether you’re into those oh-so-rustic sites or prefer to glamp. Here are some of the best campgrounds in Illinois."

The List

That should keep you busy this summer.

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