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Sylvia & Thomas Weber

Camping and RVing in Chicago

Welcome to the closest KOA Campground to Chicago and O’Hare International Airport


A family campground with planned activities on weekends from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. (hay-wagon rides, movies, games, kids crafts, bingo and a lot more)

Have fun at Donley’s Wild West Town next door, visit the Illinois Railway museum, see Santa’s Village Azoosment Park, visit Six Flags Great America, cool off at Magic Waters near Rockford or in our own crystal clear pool in a friendly and quiet country setting, with long, leveled and mostly shaded pull-through 30/50 amps RV site, special tent sites, 7 Cabins and complementary Wi-Fi throughout the park.

Take the “Metra” train from nearby Crystal Lake or Woodstock to visit Chicago for sightseeing, festivals, and tours. We are also in a convenient distance to the Woodfield Mall, Prime Outlet Discount Mall, and the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino. Various local restaurants are within minutes.


General Information

All our cabins are equipped with an A/C unit and newer mattresses!!!

You find us approximately 55 miles from downtown Chicago close to I90 in a rural setting of northwestern Illinois.

24 hours gated campground, you have to be 21 or older to reserve/rent any kind of site, dog breed restrictions apply. Please call +1 815 923 4206 for more information.


Open from April 14, 2017 until October 16, 2017



Book your vacations at our KOA website



56 comments to Camping in Chicagoland

  • Hello! You cannot beat Chicago in the summer time! When you need a break from the camper and want to get a little exercise take the train to downtown and check us out – Free Chicago Walking Tours – we’d love to have you!

  • Norbert Derr


    in April 2016 we stayed three nights at your campground. We had a great time due to your friendly staff and the extraordinary cleanliness of the facilities and campsites.

    Norbert Derr

  • Ed Worley

    My son and I are doing a seven parks in seven days trip in July. Can you please tell me how far Wrigley Field and Sox Park is from your park.
    Do you availability July 20th and 21st for a 40′ motorhome? (full hook-up would be nice)

    Thank You,

    • Thomas

      Hi Ed

      Thank you for your interest in our campground. The distance form our park to Wrigley Field is 53 miles and to US Cellular Field 65 miles. We still have availability for your motor home on a full hook-up site on July 20.



  • Heather

    Can you give me the price e for monthly rv trailer lots wIthe full hook up and with dumping available.

    • Thomas


      The monthly rate for a site with water/electricity and sewer is $660 at the Chicago Northwest KOA.

      Thank you for your interest in our park!

  • Barbara Simek

    We are interested in a semi permanent spot approx. April thru you closing in October. Do you have a different rate for long term stays?

  • Mario alvarado garcia

    What are the breeds allowed i got a 9 week old pitbull

  • Hello! We have University of Scouting coming up on Oct. 17. If you would like to participate again, then please send me an email. Thanks!

    • Thomas

      Hey Andy,

      Unfortunately this is our first weekend off in 7 month and we will be in Wisconsin on our property relaxing and do a little bow hunting!!


  • Kristen

    I will be staying at your campground for the upcoming Labor Day weekend and was wondering what activities/events are planned for the upcoming holiday weekend. Also do you plan activities for preteen and teenagers? Looking forward to the staying at the campsite, it is very nice and clean from what I have seen.

  • Kristina

    I’ll be on a backpacking road trip, and coming through Chicago the second week in September. How much are your smallest tent sites? Are check in times flexible?

  • sherry banko

    stayed this passed weekend 8/15/2015 with the grandkids. great time clean camping. also my grandson loved the banna peel bikes!!.. would stay again! hoping to go for labor day but only can stay 2 days req 3 day stay thought we will see with work.

  • Was fantastic for my kids .,we spend 3 nights and we want more..thank you Silvia and all your staff .nice place,clean,helpfull,and people care you.good price.

  • Lynn

    Do you do seasonal sites where you can leave your trailer and come out on weekends? And if we sell our home, can we stay on a monthly cost for the rest of the season? Can you have three dogs all under 10 pounds?

    • Thomas

      We have monthly sites and very few seasonal sites, but we have a storage area where you can leave you trailer in between stays. We do not have a limit on numbers of dogs but have certain breed restrictions for insurance purposes! Please call our office, open 8am to 8pm, 815-923-4206 to check availabilities.

  • Audrey

    Do you offer fishing at your campground

  • We want to go camping with our daughter who has special needs, and want to do everything we can to make sure she has a positive experience. Would you say this campground is accommodating to children with special needs? Thank you.

    • Thomas

      We are a family campground with tent sites, RV sites and cabins. We try to accomodate as many people as possible. We are not specialized for kids with special needs. Please give us a call so we can discuss your needs. Thanks!

  • Crystal smalley

    We have reservations for tonight, was wondering if you have firewood to purchase there?

  • Jackie Garcia

    Do you have a list with all the activities that are going on this summer? I have a toddler and we are planning a trip down next weekend, and just want to make sure our daughter will have fun things to do on the campground? Thank you in advance!

    • Thomas

      Ms Garcia

      Thank you for your inquiry about activities for your toddler at our campground.

      There is lots to do! We not only have a playground with a large sand box and a pool, there are also toys, that can be borrowed at no cost and taken to your camp site. There is a ‘rainy day corner’ with books and coloring books, that we set up on those days with inclement weather. On weekends we plan a variety of activities geared towards young children like face painting, hay wagon rides, ice cream social, flash light candy hunt, movie and more. Each weekend plays out a little different. The weather is always a big factor.

      I hope, you and your family are joining the fun this summer!

  • Pierre Maisonneuve

    Hi I’m from Montréal Canada an would like to visit chicago downtown next summer.
    We have a 32 feet motohome and pull two scooters ( max speed of 40 mpg)
    Questions, do you have a shuttle that we can take from your campgroud directly to Chicago dontown?
    Or do you have a train station nearby that we can drive safefly with the scooters?
    You can also call me at home 450-622-9449


  • Liane Gruben

    We love this KOA. Thomas, Sylvia, and all the work campers are great. Best campground in the NW Chicago area. We like to visit our relatives in the area and always feel like we’re coming home when we stay here. We’ll be back for May and June of 2014. Can’t wait to see you. Liane and Paul Gruben, Middletown, NY

    • Thomas


      Guests like you and Paul make it worthwhile to own a KOA campground. Thank you very much for your continuous support and we are more than happy to see you again in 2014.

      Thomas & Sylvia

  • Jim Buhring

    Well, I don’t speak German, but my grandparents did. Will I still be welcome? Hahahahaaaaa! That would be a fun trip, and since it would now be a chance for me to bump into my grandson from time to time, you just never know!

  • Katharina Gattiker

    Liebe Sylvia und Thomas
    wäre froh wenn Ihr mir Eure Mail-Adresse mitteilt, herzlichen Dank und viele Grüsse Käthi

  • Looks great! Hope you had a wonderful season. We are juste back from Lake Tahoe and Yosemite
    but I promise that next year I’ll drive north direction Chicago (still on our to do list) with family and dog (you accept dogs?). All the best Fabienne & family

    • Thomas

      Thanks and that would be cool to reconnect in Chicago on a KOA. Dogs are welcomed as long they are not pitbulls etc.
      Chicago will be different than Tahoe and Yosemite.

      See you soon!!


  • Mann

    Sieht gluschtig aus! Zum Glück können wir schon bald kommen!
    Alles Liebe, Pa und Mami

  • Felix

    Jetzt komme ich soeben von “Bächauercampingferien” mit Cédric, Loris und Stephan zurück… und bekomme schon wieder Lust abzureisen…

    Gruss aus der Romandie, Felix

  • Philipp

    Liebe Sylvia und Bongo

    Sieht interessant aus. Eines Tages werde ich euch dort mal besuchen.


  • Sabine

    Hey Mr. and Mrs. KOA
    Noed schlaecht gseht guet us. Wuensch eui no e gueti Saeson. Grüessli us Rognes France , Sabine

  • Charlie Downard

    I believe we are fellow interns from the back home bakery, Mark told me you had settled into a KOA. Will you be there next season ? I motorcycle travel when I can & love the camper cabins. It would be great to know someone at the campground. Saw your post on the fresh loaf & thought I’d drop you a line.
    Charlie (CJtheDeuce)on the TFL

    • Thomas

      Hey Charlie,

      Yep I was up in Kalispell twice and loved it. Mark and Sharon are great people and they have a wonderful place to live.
      I have all intention to be at our KOA next summer too. Of course fellow TFLer and Back Home Bakery interns will get special treatment and probaly also a discount.

      Let me know when you are ready to make reservations next year. Maybe by then I have sorted out the problems with the health department and can also sell my bread.

      Thomas (tssaweber on TFL)

  • Mei Bühler

    Liebe Sylvia und Bongo,
    Das sieht toll aus ! Herzliche Gratulation ! Und viel Erfolg !
    Liebe Grüsse. Mei + Bruno

  • willie

    we drive up from south La. every summer and enjoy the campground, the new owners have made some improvements and the place is looking good.

    • Thomas

      Hey Willie,

      We are always happy when our guest enjoy our park, hopefully next year you will see even more improvements (not only the visitors policy)

      All the best


  • MCM

    Ciao Bongo
    Tönt ja vielversprechend.. Wünsche euch viel Erfolg –

    Christoph Meier

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