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2 RV Parks near Chicago, Illinois
Sep 2018 - $35.00
As you all know, this is the only option for RV parking anywhere near downtown Chicago. Everyone warned us that this is only a truck yard with no amenities, but here's why it sucked. Going to a volleyball tournament at Oak Street Beach, so staying here would be cool because we could ride bikes along the waterfront, walk to Chinatown, etc. Called three times - a month out, 10 days out, and the day before. "Sure, we have plenty of room - bring $35 cash per night and you're all set!" But when we arrive, someone has rented out the entire yard for a trade show. I get it-that's what the yard is for. But don't tell us we are good to go three times, have us drive all the way there without a TOAD, and then tell us tough luck. - Doug2518
Jul 2018 - $35.00
What everyone has said: It's a parking lot between a rail line and two freeways with semis coming and going at all hours. There is nothing to recommend this place except its location. Come with full water tanks, there is none there. Note: the entrance is the one where the yard office building is, the first left after turning onto Moe St. Park as near to the (only) islands of trees at the McCormick end of the yard as you can. Avoid parking between trucks, one might back into you at night. We had no security concerns. There is a guard circulating somewhere in the lot all night. There is a bike path, a nature trail and a seawall that go for miles. Good AT&T, no Wifi, and surprisingly only 4 channels OTA. - bobcovey
Jul 2018 - $35.00
We only stayed here one night. It's not really a campsite, it's a big trucks and buses parking area that is comfortable for RVs too. Very close to the city center (Millennium Park is 5 min. by car). UberXL (6 people) costed 17$ to the Millennium Park. On the night we were there, there were a few more RVs. Can use generator - nobody cares, there's a lot of noises from the road and a train. But as I said, it's in the middle of the city. - chenof
Jun 2018 - $60.00
Nightly rate reflects weekend, non-Cook County resident fee. Very nice park with adequate campsites. Nice views of lake. Shower/restrooms were clean and usable. Only problem was the well water at the campground. Since there are no water connections at the sites, you had to fill the camper water tank. They claim the water is not drinkable, so we brought good water in containers. What we discovered is the well water contains iron, which makes it look rust colored. They were working on a water purification system while we were there. Overall, we enjoyed that campground as a base for exploring Chicago. There were transit stations nearby to get into the city. - AlreadyGone
May 2018 - $45.00
Had a nice site overlooking the lake. The MAIN reason we stayed here was its proximity to Chicago. 1/2 hour to 45 minutes depending on traffic. Great to be able to set up shop that close to the city. - ianschneiderman
May 2018 - $60.00
Lakeside tent and RV sites in forest near Chicago. Beautiful, quiet setting. Narrow paved roads and, narrow, level gravel sites, but back-in access was acceptable (most sites have gravel turning apron). Park is new, with lots of grass and young trees. Lots of dog walking area around lake. There are fire rings and picnic tables at each site. Restrooms are clean, but showers are not (women's side had dirt under bench and mulitple day hair buildup on the floor. Also, well water has caused brown rust stains on everything, so it looks unappealing, and water has a very unpleasant mineral odor and taste. A sign claims they are intending to install a filtration system. RV sites have 50/30/20 electric, but no water. There is one spigot at the office, but it is connected to a garden hose and I would not put that water in my tank anyway, so bring your tank full from outside. There are variable length sites, so choose carefully. There is room at front of RV sites to diagonally park a vehicle. No at-site sewer, but there is a dump station. Very over priced based on lack of at-site sewer and water issues. This place would be an 8 if it had at-site, decent water. We would not stay again unless they improve the water quality. - LoneWolf