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Old 08-06-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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Camping in Chicago!

We went to visit family, and parked in the Cook County Forest Preserve's Camp Sullivan. Camp Sullivan - Forest Preserves of Cook County Keep in mind their mission is to teach city folks how to camp, and RVs are not their main focus. You'll see a lot of kids in pup tents and cabins. But they do have 10 tent sites set up with electricity, which are reserve-able. The surprise is that these brand new sites are wired for 50-30-20 Amp service! No water or sewer, I guess these are more designed for pop ups. The host filled our fresh water tank from a hose at the bathroom. Our site was right across the road from it, and it has an outdoor dish washing sink, so we did all our daytime needs there, and only used the camper during evening. Our tanks did fine for the four days we were there, and we dumped them at the next site.
As you can see by the pic, the site is small, and expensive ($60/night on weekend for non-residents of the county). But it served our needs to visit family, was clean, nice, and friendly. The staff are there 24 hrs.
Left to right, its me, my sis, my wife, and bro-in-law.
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Marty and Martha,
Just read your post. We live in Kane County just two counties east. There is a county campground just west of Elgin and has water and electric with a dump station. I believe it is reasonable. Campers go there and then hop on the train for downtown Chicago. If that is appealing, there is a senior rate for the train ticket. I would help you out more, but DW and I are ut in Estes Park.
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CubFan, thanks, that's a good idea also! We were just two miles from my sis's house, and they came and took us everywhere (downtown, reunion, church, and more). We were attracted by the nearness of it, and it worked well for us. We did learn how to take the train downtown, so that gives us some flexibility for a place like yours next time. Thanks!
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Huh....that is pretty cool....
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