new camper here?? - Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports
» CLF Sponsors
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-11-2009, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: chicago
Posts: 83
Default new camper here??

need some help finding a place for me and oung family to fish and camp??? would like to find some remote camp sites to tent. would love to find near or on a lake with good fishing?? helpppppp???
__________________
GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!!!!!!!
firehousecook is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-11-2009, 07:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 58
Default

Starved Rock, hands down, fishing, boating and camping. We did our HONEYMOON at starved rock for 4 days.
WhiteDevil is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2009, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Goosepit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Will County
Posts: 1,326
Default

Not sure how far you want to travel.

If you need to stay close by I would second Starved Rock State Park. Also, Shabbona Lake State Park, and Kankakee River State Park.

They're not exactly what I would call remote, but their sites are usually separated by some trees/woods. This is as opposed to the KOA's, Jellystones, etc., where you are right on top of each other with little or no privacy.
__________________
Home of the free... BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE !
Goosepit is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-11-2009, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 546
Default

go primitive camping in the Shawnee National forest
danield157 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2009, 07:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bridgeport
Posts: 102
Default

although not remote, here's a few suggestions.
turkey run in indiana. we camped right on the river. sandstone bluffs, canoeing, fishing. really nice.

http://www.turkeyrunstatepark.com/

governor dodge in wisconsin is pretty nice.

http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/govdodge/
santiagochicago is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-11-2009, 05:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4
Default

go to northern wisc tomahawk laketomahawk woodruff that area 350 miles to get there from chicago area
pikeman1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-17-2009, 10:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tinley Park
Posts: 55
Default

I vote for Morrison Rockwood State park near Morrison and Sterling Illinois. It feels like you are in another state. There is a 77 acre lake called Lake Carlton with boat rental. They have crappie, gills, walleye largemouth and musky in it. There is a bait shop with boat and pontoon rentals, and small restuarant there also. Campground is right around the corner from the lake. Check it out on the IDNR web site.

I think you will like it. Once there you can even visit Palisades State park.
BEARMAN is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 04:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lockport
Posts: 14
Default Camping

Try Johnson Sauk south of Princeton....
Ken F is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2010, 09:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Romeoville IL
Posts: 42
Default camping

Buckhorn state park on the wisconsin river/ castle rock lake north of the dells about 1/2 hour you can put your tent wright next to the river inn the woods it is great primitive camping you will love it
jurijeka is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2010, 09:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Hoffman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elburn
Posts: 1,107
Default

I would bring a Blue Rino mosquito vac, some thermacells and some extra cans of deet.
__________________
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain
Hoffman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Camper Rental Greg General Outdoors Discussion 1 03-20-2008 11:31 PM
Pop-Up Camper For Sale Goosepit Trading Post & Classified Ads 7 04-22-2007 01:25 PM
Camper rental localpondlover Sound Off/ Non-Outdoor Discussion 2 03-27-2006 10:52 AM
Camper rental localpondlover Northern Illinois Lakes & Ponds 0 08-24-2005 08:39 PM
looking for pop up camper Kingbass Trading Post & Classified Ads 6 08-13-2005 05:57 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.