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Old 07-21-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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Looking for recommendations for campgrounds that are 3-4 hours out of Chicago. Southern Wisconsin, Southern Illinois, Indiana. Live in the Western burbs and just wanted to get some feed back on where you would go if you had a four day weekend.

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Old 07-21-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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Oh, I have a youngster to keep occupied so pools, game rooms and places to see would be nice near your recommendations.

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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5 hours from Door County Wisconsin with lots of family entertainment, 3 1/2 hours from South Haven MI and Sunnybrook RV Resort with Lake Michigan and lots to do in the area + at the resort. No campgrounds to recommend but lots to do in the St Joseph/Benton Harbor Mi area and not far from South Haven is Saugatuck/Douglas MI with lots of arts attractions as well as family entertainment.

Many more areas to choose from but I haven't camped much in south west Michigan or Northern Indiana.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #4
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Springfield, Il...lots to do there, a KOA nearby and about 3 hours from chi-town. Lots of nice state parks in the south part of the state as well, but a further drive. Hannibal, MO is a great place, 1.5 hours west of Springfield. You could also go up to Savannah, IL and stay at Mississippi Palasaides state park. It is 1/2 hour from Galena which is nice historic town, golf nearby, shops, the river, etc..
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:45 PM   #5
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I can speak for SE WI.



Silver Spring Campground in RIO WI.



Merri Mac in Lodi



Riverbend in Watertown



Holiday Shores in the Dells



Hidden Valley in Janesville





Granted some of these aren't in SE WI. but still reasonable time travel time.

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Old 07-24-2011, 07:31 AM   #6
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Thanks guys!

Papa2, thanks for the ideas.

Gossmar, we have been to the Mississippi Palisades. It is nice area. Thanks for the recommendations.

Salda1, wow, so many to choose from. Did you list them in order of where you would go?

Thanks again all.

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Yogi bear cg in Goodfield, Illinois, only about 10 miles from Peoria.
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Thanks dalemac377!

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Indiana Dunes State Park sure was a pretty place. Not sure about all the kiddy stuff but not too far from Chicago.
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Not sure if west central indiana is an option but Turkey Run State Park has a lot to offer. Nice pool, pretty good trail system for all levels, float trips down Sugar creek.
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