Scenes from an autumn visit to Illinois Beach State Park just an hour from Chicago.
What camping gear do I not leave home without? Check out my recommended sleeping bag, camping stove, and backpack.
Warren Dunes State Park along Lake Michigan has sand dunes and both modern/electric and rustic campgrounds.
Everything you need to know about the sticker fees you’ll be required to pay if you decide to head north and camp in Wisconsin state parks.
Sand Ridge State Forest in central Illinois offers hiking trails, regular campsites, and backcountry camping.
Enjoy photos of the flowers, wildlife, and lakes of Chain O Lakes State Park.
Near South Bend, Indiana is Potato Creek State Park, which offers a 327-acre lake and over 300 camp sites.
Big Foot Beach State Park in Wisconsin offers 100+ campsites and even a freshwater lake and beach.
Looking for state parks near Chicago? Take a look at a list of parks within driving distance of the Windy City.
Mt. Tom is the highest dune in the state of Indiana, and you can easily hike there from the Indiana Dunes State Park campground.