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Camping Grounds Effingham IL

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Lake Sara Camp Ground
(217) 868-2964
15482 North Wildwood Drive
Effingham, IL
 
Girl Scout Camp
(217) 868-2268
15230 North Blue Point Trail
EffinghamC, IL
 
Mode Campground
(217) 774-3611
Rr 1
Mode, IL
 
Camp New Hope
(217) 895-2341
1364 County Road 100 East
Neoga, IL
 
Camp Oakarro
(847) 838-6009
40635 North Mill Creek Road
Old Mill Creek, IL
 
Camp Lakewood
(217) 342-6233
1217 West Rickelman Avenue
Effingham, IL
 
Camp Lakewood Campground
(217) 342-6233
1217 W Rickelman Ave
Effingham, IL
 
Howard Mobile Home Park
(217) 895-3335
N Route 45
Neoga, IL
 
Rivers Edge Camp Ground
(815) 629-2526
12626 North Meridian Road
Rockton, IL
 
Sherwood Camping Resort
(618) 437-5530
411 North Main Street
Ina, 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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