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Old 08-23-2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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Rv trip Alabama to Chicago

Need advice ..what to see on the way , what suburb has a campground and nearby train service to City, and any suggestions on tours

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Old 08-23-2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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drycamping at MocormickPlace truck marshalling yard(huge parking lot) right off lake Michigan at downtown area. $20-$30 nightly. Security.

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Old 08-23-2015, 07:16 PM   #3
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Thanks, but we don't want to drive Rv into Chicago. We would rather stay outside. We stayed at Fredricksburg, va and took train into DC , worked great for us
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there was a thread on this topic about 2 months ago. Look it up. We are in the Chicago area, so don't really camp here. But if you narrow it down to a place or two I would be happy to answer any questions about the areas.
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Old 08-26-2015, 05:37 AM   #6
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Paul Wolff campground is a great campground that is close to rail into Chicago. Used it for years until my son moved away from the Elgin area. There are two sections. The older one is tree shaded. The newer one has lots of pull through sites next to a prairie meadow. The web page has a big picture of the meadow and a small picture of the shaded campsites.
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Hello, we are currently working at Big Rock Campground. It is a newer park but a really nice park. It is the sister park to the one listed in the post above on the south end of the county. For train service you would have to drive to Aurora which isn't far at all.

The water is good here and the sites are level.

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We have stayed here before. They have full hookups. Hollywood Casino Joliet, Hollywood Boulevard, Joliet, IL
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Old 08-26-2015, 05:50 PM   #9
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RCG604. Can you talk them into a dog run?

I did not know about Big Rock campground. Ya, it is first on the pdf page for Kane county camping but I ignored it. It appears to be much better located for my birthday runs into Illinois than Sandwich Fair Grounds, that is $10 cheaper. Many thanks for the information. Do you need a license to fish? For catch and release I would think not. That would be cool for the grandkid & me. I just came back from Sandwich, IL. But maybe I should find a reason to go south again soon.

I still think for the OP Paul Wolff is much better for train access to Chicago.

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