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Camping Grounds Rockford IL

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Camp Winnebago YMCA
(815) 654-0758
5700 North Main
Rockford, IL
 
Paddle and Trail Limited
(815) 636-9066
7307 North Alpine Road
Loves Park, IL
 
Blackhawk Valley Campground
(815) 874-9767
6540 Valley Trail Road
Rockford, IL
 
Rockford Christian Camp
(815) 874-4041
3993 Blackhawk Road
Rockford, IL
 
Outdoor World
(815) 547-5517
5710 Shattuck Road
Belvidere, IL
 
Willow Creek Resort
(815) 874-4737
3509 South Bend Road
Rockford, IL
 
Blackhawk Valley Campground
(815) 874-9767
6540 Valley Trail Rd
Rockford, IL
 
Willow Creek Resort
(815) 874-4737
3509 S Bend Rd
Rockford, IL
 
Camp Hillcrest
(815) 873-9298
4500 Rotary Road
Cherry Valley, IL
 
Coolest Campground Inc
(815) 624-7440
Po Box 46
Rockton, 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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