Camping Grounds Quincy IL

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Valley View Campgrounds
(217) 222-7229
2507 N 5th St
Quincy, IL
Whispering Oaks Campgrounds
(217) 936-2500
Rr 1
Mendon, IL
Mark Twain Cave Campground
(573) 221-1656
7097 County Road 453
Hannibal, MO
Camp Hillcrest
(815) 873-9298
4500 Rotary Road
Cherry Valley, IL
Lakeside Camping
(618) 931-6838
3133 W Chain Of Rocks Rd
Granite City, IL
Cedar Lakes
(217) 455-4602
Rr 1 Box 3
Coatsburg, IL
Bayview Camper's Park
(573) 221-6589
9430 Hwy 168
Palmyra, MO
Arrowhead Heights Camping
(217) 593-6619
Rr 2 Box 205
Camp Point, IL
Galesburg City - Campground
(309) 344-1534
1351 South Lake Storey Road
Galesburg, IL
Chicago Blackhawk Youth Hockey Camps
213 North Morgan Street 1A
Chicago, 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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