Illinois’ ultimate outdoor experience offers the option of camping right on a beach for the most relaxing experience.


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A favorite outdoor activity for families in Illinois is camping.

For a vacation or just a weekend getaway, many families in Illinois enjoy camping. It’s a great way to bond while resting and relaxing.

Many different ways to camp in Illinois

There are so many different ways to go camping in Illinois. You can stay in an RV, cabin or tent. There are campgrounds that offer nice facilities or you can pick a spot to fend for yourself. In fact, it depends on the type of experience you are looking for.

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The Ultimate Illinois Outdoor Experience

Honestly, I’m not really an “outdoors man”. I much prefer to stay in a hotel, but I appreciate people who enjoy spending time in nature.

Daniel Hurst; Think Stock

Daniel Hurst; Think Stock

I think part of my problem is that I didn’t find the right situation, but I think I finally found it. Camping on a beach. My favorite getaway is spending time on the sand because it’s so peaceful. I think this could become my “thing”.



Illinois offers a great place to camp on a beach

In Morris, Illinois along the Illinois River is the perfect place to camp on a beach. It’s called Kayak Morris.

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Illinois is full of places to camp, but if you’re looking for something more unique, check out this spectacular spot that lets you camp right on the beach.

Imagine looking out from your tent in the morning and seeing glistening water or watching the sunset over the river as your bonfire burns into the night.

You can literally set up camp right on the beach of the amazing Illinois River.

Learn more about Kayak Morris

It’s about 90 minutes from Rockford on I-80. The cost is $8 for adults, youth pay $4 and children under 5 are free. You are allowed to camp directly on the beach. It is a wooded area for good shade. Campfires are permitted. The river is right there for you to enjoy.

Kayaks are available for rent. They even offer a hassle-free experience where they set up all your camping for you. It really sounds like a good time.

For more info, HERE.

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