Camping Grounds Carbondale IL

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Crab Orchard Campground
(618) 985-4983
10067 Campground Dr
Carbondale, IL
United Methodist Camp
(618) 457-6030
1 Methodist Camp Road
Makanda, IL
Dry Lake Campground
(618) 684-8486
43 Dry Lake Road
Murphysboro, IL
Green Acres Golf Club
(618) 942-6816
2705 North Park Avenue
Herrin, IL
Arrowhead Lake Camp Ground
(618) 983-3535
1600 Peterson Avenue
Johnston City, IL
Girl Scout Camp Cedar Point
(618) 457-5924
1327 Camp Cedar Point Ln
Makanda, IL
Kinkaid Village Marina
(618) 687-4914
2063 Marina Rd
Murphysboro, IL
Four Seasons Campground
(618) 942-2069
701 East Houck Street
Herrin, IL
Sharp Rock Falls Recreation Area+a2749
(618) 763-5511
1 Campground Rd
Ava, IL
Hilltop Campground Inc
(618) 995-9130
255 Baker Lane
Goreville, IL

Campsite Courtesy

"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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