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Old 08-08-2019, 01:37 PM   #1
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Looking for FHU campground north of Chicago

Our daughter lives in Libertyville. We are full timers and when we visit we usually stay two weeks at a time either at Fish Lake or Illinois Beach State Park.

We have a big rig and neither of these parks are ideal.

Fish Lake is FHU but EXTREMELY tight for us to maneuver in.

IL Beach park has no sewer or water and mostly 30A. The 50A sites are basically a parking lot with a power pedestal with little trees. What we have been doing is taking a 30A site and using the bathhouse. This is inconvenient for several weeks.

Anyone have any other ideas? I can't find any other FHU campgrounds in the area.
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Check this website locations, might be too far North: https://www.rvparkstore.com/rv-park-...chicago/page/1
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Thanks Ray.

Unfortunately none of those will work. Some are closed, don't exist, seasonal only etc.

Anyone else?
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Can you be more specific about seasons? Most state parks north of St. Louis are closed or have no water in the winter.
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Can you be more specific about seasons? Most state parks north of St. Louis are closed or have no water in the winter.
Spring and summer.
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Click the "RV Park Reviews" button in the right hand part of the iRV2 window. Navigate to the area north of Chicago. Only three RV parks are listed there. Two, you have already mentioned. The third is a Navy one without full hookups. You must go further north, maybe to Wisconsin to find more.

There are probably more places, but they may not be suitable for full service big rigs. Check; https://freecampsites.net/. In my browser I must select "satellite" from the "Layer" button to see them.

Availability look highly limited.
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KOA in Union IL; Camp Rhineburg in Palatine if you fit (40 length max I think). Rhineburg has 50 amp and sewer, plus can fill your freshwater tank without moving the RV.
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It's about 36 miles from Libertyville, but Bong State Recreation Area in Kansasville, WI is nice. They accommodate large rigs and have 30A and 50A sites.
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I am finding the same problem when visiting friends in St Charles/Rockford area.

I really donít understand why parks are so few and far between.

Btw, Wisconsin is not much better. I am having to stay 30 min from friends in Mequon since the parks are so sparse.
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