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Camping Grounds Springfield IL

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Waggin Tails
(217) 528-3051
1001 Taintor Rd
Springfield, IL
 
Mr Lincoln's Campground
(217) 529-8206
3045 Stanton St
Springfield, IL
 
Johnson WM Ward
(217) 529-8206
3045 Stanton Street
Springfield, IL
 
Riverside Stables
(217) 522-7702
2310 Chinchilla Lane
Springfield, IL
 
Springfield KOA Campground
(217) 498-7002
4320 Koa Road
Rochester, IL
 
Camp Widjiwagan
(217) 529-2212
71 Wienold Lane
Springfield, IL
 
Parkway Homes
(217) 522-2900
2225 J David Jones Parkway
Springfield, IL
 
Waggin` Tails RV
(217) 528-3051
1001 Taintor Road
Springfield, IL
 
Riverside Park Campground
(217) 753-0630
4105 Sandhill Road
Springfield, IL
 
Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
(217) 529-2625
1674 Lick Creek Lane
Chatham, 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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