If you and your family are interested in a rustic setting for camping, Pine Campground is the place for you. It contains 27 Class "C" sites featuring water, pit-vault toilets, fire pads, and a place to park two vehicles. Oak Campground provides open space, water, pit toilets and council rings for organized group camping. Horseman's Park offers a staging area for equestrian camping and horseback riding activities, and has hitching rails, water, pit toilets and a shelter area. Oak Campground and Horseman's Park have shelters and campsites that can be rented by using the Reserve America website at www.reserveamerica.com
. If you are unable to reserve a campsite for the date you want, contact the site at 309-597-2212 or by email. Back-country camping is available at 12 primitive sites along 55 miles of trail providing a true wilderness camping experience. Users must obtain a permit from the forest headquarters prior to back-country use.
Groups of 25 people or more must obtain a Group Use Permit from site staff. Activity Permits are required whenever a non-traditional use of any facility is requested and/or any activity that might increase potential liability to the Department.
Horseman's Park Campground offers Class C camping for the equestrian community.