SFGAm, MiA, IB Camping Tips needed

Sunday, April 25, 2004 3:30 PM
Last year everyone was helpful in giving me camping tips for CP. I ended up camping at Crystal Rock for $6 a night...wow! I highly recommend it for anyone going to CP and needing a tent site, as CP doesn't have those.
This time I need camping tips for SFGAm, MiA, and IB. My trip is coming up in just over a month. What's the best and cheapest camp grounds for tent camping near these parks? Thanks!
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 3:37 PM
IB has thier own camp ground across the street from the park that has shuttles and ferry's that run to and back from the park. Me and my family used to camp there all the time when I was younger, it's a great campground and it even has Waterslides and a mini-golf course.

Right next to the I.B. Campground Resort is Yogi Bears Campground. Ive only stayed thier once, when the I.B. Campground was full and it was pretty good. I remember they had lots of activities for kids to participate in...but im not sure if they still do.

You could probably find info on the IB campgrounds at IndianaBeach.com

As for SFGAm, I don't really know of any campgrounds in the area.

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 3:39 PM
Once Upon A Time, when I was a gradual student who would occasionally drive to some godforsaken midwestern locations at which the Grateful Dead would play, I bought a book that listed campgrounds (tent and RV) in the Eastern half of the US. I think it was a Woodall's, but I didn't keep it, so can't check to be sure. If you're going to do a lot of camping, it's a great $12 investment.
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 4:40 PM
Just a little north/west of Racine, WI is a JellyStone. Never been there, but it's about a 35 minute drive to SFGAm. http://www.campjellystone.com/camp-resorts-detail.php?campgroundID=23

There's also the Illinois Beach State Park in Zion... A little closer. Again, never been there. Probably 15-20 minutes from SFGAm.
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/PARKS/R2/ILBEACH.HTM#Camping

Hope it's helpful.

d8

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 8:10 PM
As for SFGAm, there's a compground about 10-15 minutes away. It's on my route to work everyday (SFGAm) and it looks pretty alright. It's located right on Gages Lake. I don't believe they have a website of their own (to my knowledge and searching), but you can find contact resources here: http://www.lakecounty.org/common_elements/member_details.cfm?MemberID=179&b=1&PrimaryCategoryAnswerID=&CityID=
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 8:35 PM
Indiana Beach has the best camping situation of any amusement park. As has been mentioned, there's a land shuttle and a water taxi down to the park. Unlike a lot of the overcrowded campgrounds, IB and adjacent Jellystone have large, grassy, shaded campsites which allow for a little privacy. There are larger group sites. One of the best deals is a cabin, in small, medium and large sizes. There are basketball courts, batting cages, an 18 hole miniature golf course, and the swimming pool and beach half a mile down the hill. There are boats and jet skis to rent if you're into that sort of thing. And one thing none of the Coasterbuzz crowd pays much attention to is the good fishing in the lake. The only other parks which come close to IB are Disneyworld and Holiday World, and they don't beat it.
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Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:13 PM
Another campground about 10-15 minutes away from SFGAm is Fishlake which is off of Rte 12.

If you are into automobiles, Fishlake is located right down the street from the nations largest Auto museum call Volo Auto Museum. Check it out. The place is great.

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 10:17 PM
I just looked up for myself on MIA website and they list about 5 or 6 different campgrounds only one with a webpage though but some are state parks. At IB the only thing wrong with Jellystone is there is almost no shade. This campgroung was made in a open field 5-6 years ago so try to stay at the Indiana Beach campground.
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Monday, April 26, 2004 4:46 AM
I tent camped at the Illinois Beach State Park in Zion, it was nice and the prices were reasonable(I believe it was ~$10). Plus it is quite close to SFGAm.
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Monday, April 26, 2004 9:12 AM
Up in Kenosha Co. there is a campground called BONG Recreation Area that is pretty uh, nice, man.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2004 7:09 PM
Thanks guys! Anyone else want to chime in? If you don't know of any other places, feel free to comment on the campgrounds already mentioned.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2004 7:32 PM
There is a campground right at the Exit for MIA that is only $13 a night and clean and pleasant. Ib has a campground and we stayed in a hotel for SFGAM

Chuck

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Wednesday, May 5, 2004 9:25 PM

Spacecase8310 said:
Up in Kenosha Co. there is a campground called BONG Recreation Area that is pretty uh, nice, man.

I don't understand why people make such a big deal about this. Oh Well. Some people want to make drug references out of everything, I guess.

d8

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