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Camping Grounds Edwardsville IL

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Stonebridge Golf Club
(618) 346-8800
7700 Stonebridge Drive
Maryville, IL
 
KOA of Greater St Louis at Granite City
(618) 931-5160
Highway 270 & Route 3
Granite City, IL
 
Lakeside Camping
(618) 931-6838
3133 W Chain Of Rocks Rd
Granite City, IL
 
Town & Country Lakes
(618) 377-0316
801 South Neunaber Drive
Bethalto, IL
 
Bur Oaks
(618) 488-7927
10303 Oaks Rd
Alhambra, IL
 
Neumann's Olde Oak Ridge Park
(618) 259-7888
133 S Bellwood Dr
East Alton, IL
 
Beth Mor Mobile Home Park
(618) 377-9523
750 S Moreland Rd
Bethalto, IL
 
Trails End Campgrounds
(618) 931-5041
887 W Chain Of Rocks Rd
Granite City, IL
 
BUR Oaks Campground
(618) 488-7927
10303 Oaks Road
Alhambra, IL
 
Cool Creek Resort
(618) 675-3500
13000 Cool Creek Ln
Highland, 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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