Freeport, Illinois area RV Campgrounds

Freeport, Illinois area RV Campgrounds
Freeport is just outside of Rockford, Illinois, near the Wisconsin border. Freeport is surrounded by a number of small, primitive natural areas and parks. The RV campgrounds are all a short commute from one or more of these parks and offer a variety of additional amenities to recommend them to outdoorsmen and women or family campers.

Emerald Acres Campground

Emerald Acres offers 80 sites with full hookups and 50 with partial hookups. The centerpiece of the business is the barn---over a century old---which holds a restaurant and kitchen and game room. The campground hosts a square dance in the barn on several holiday weekends, and planned activities are available throughout the summer. The grounds feature four ponds---one dedicated to pond swimming, with an aerator system to keep the water clear. Families can share a hay ride and old-fashioned outdoor games. The campground is 10 miles west of Freeport, between Wards Grove Nature Preserve, 13 miles to the west, and Oakdale Nature Preserve, 9 miles to the east. Oakdale has restored prairie and forest with several miles of hiking trails.

Emerald Acres Campground
3351 S. Mill Grove Road
Pearl City, IL 61062
(815) 443-2550

Lena KOA

Lena KOA, 12 miles west of Freeport, is a campground full of flowers, woods and grassy space. The campground has tent sites and RV spots with a 70-foot pull-through capacity. Free wireless Internet service is provided. A general store with snacks, ice, alcohol and firewood is available on site, along with LP gas for sale. The park is filled with activities for the entire family, including hayrides, live music, weekly special events and ice cream socials. Games---from basketball to horseshoes--a heated pool with tube slides and a jumping pillow are just some of the activities ready for travelers. Families can also rent bikes and pedal carts. Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area is 4.5 miles north of the camp and has 8.5 miles of trails, rental boats at the recreation area concession stand and a swimming beach.

Lena KOA
10982 U.S. Hwy. 20 W.
Lena, IL 61048
(815) 369-2612

Sugar Shores RV Resort

Sugar Shores RV Resort is 26 miles northeast of Freeport and just south of the Sugar River Forest Preserve. The gated resort sits on the Sugar River and offers river frontage and wooded sites with full hookups. Guests can obtain Wi-Fi service and satellite TV service. RV supplies, LP gas and firewood are sold on site, and a septic treatment plant is available. The resort has a heated pool and a long list of outdoor games. The preserve, a mile from the resort, has 529 acres of wetlands, sand prairie and woods to hike. Canoeing access is provided on Sugar River.

Sugar Shores RV Resort
9938 W. Winslow Road
Durand, IL 61024
(815) 629-2568

Article Written By Alice Moon

Alice Moon is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. She was chosen as a Smithsonian Institute intern, working for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has traveled throughout Asia. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Ball State University.

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