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Camping Grounds Crystal Lake IL

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Fox Valley Campground
(815) 459-9604
1311 Behan Rd
Crystal Lake, IL
 
Pistakee Fishing Club
(815) 344-6938
1009 Bay Road
Mchenry, IL
 
Fox River Preserve
(847) 381-0669
26034 Roberts Rd
Barrington, IL
 
Great Lakes Campground
(847) 740-7842
26202 W Nippersink Rd
Ingleside, IL
 
Camp Duncan YMCA
(847) 546-8086
32405 North USHighway 12
Ingleside, IL
 
Buffalo Rv Park
(847) 658-1188
1 Alan Dr
Algonquin, IL
 
Crystal Valley RV
(847) 487-5535
4450 North Darrell Road
Island Lake, IL
 
KOA KAMP Grounds Chicago Northwest
(815) 923-4206
8404 South Union Road
Union, IL
 
Jewish Council for Youth Services
(847) 740-5010
26710 West Nippersink Road
Ingleside, IL
 
Camp Hickory
(847) 740-7842
26202 West Nippersink Road
Ingleside, 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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