Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.
Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.
No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.
SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.
Notice to all Youth Group Campers!
Please be advised that each year, between the dates of October 1st and January 20th, all hiking trails leading from the Youth Group Campground into the interior of the park are closed to the public due to seasonal archery hunting. Due to this situation, all Youth Group Campers will be directed to camp at several designated sites in the regular campground. This change will take effect for all reservations after October 9th.
If you are reserving an Organized Youth/Adult group campsite, you must meet the following conditions: in order to occupy this site, you must have a group of five or more minors up to 18 years of age who are members of an organization camping with its adult leaders such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorers, church groups, etc.; or a group of 10 more adults (18 years of age or older) who are members of an organization such as charter organizations, ROTC, private clubs, etc. If you do not meet the above qualifications, you are not allowed to camp in our group camp and will be asked to leave. Large families are not allowed in our group camps.
All reservations must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance of your arrival date.
All cancellations must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance of your arrival date in order to receive a full refund of camping fees.
If you are a customer booking a Youth Group site, you MUST select the Youth check box as the Primary Occupant.
* No one under 18 years of age may register for a campsite or book a reservation * Special camping rate reductions apply to Illinois residents only * Absolutely no alcohol is allowed inside the park.