The Forest Preserves of Cook County is home to five new and revitalized campgrounds to families, groups and individuals of all ages and interests.
The Forest Preserves of Cook County is opening five new and revitalized campgrounds to families, groups and individuals of all ages and interests.
Whether you’re staying in a tent, a cabin, a bunkhouse or an RV, you’ll get an immersive, round-the-clock nature experience, a chance to hear owls, paddle a canoe, stargaze and watch the sun rise over the trees. Or you can try one of our many free programs to learn about local nature or hone your outdoor skills.
The Forest Preserves of Cook County, with nearly 70,000 acres, is the largest urban forest preserve district in the United States. It receives an estimated 40 million visits each year, providing an escape into a world teeming with wildlife and rich with outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities. Within its boundaries are rare habitats that offer plant and animal diversity on par with the rainforests of the world. This natural heritage offers something for everyone.
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