I just finished my first season as campground manager at West Chicago Creek and I love this place. The campground is full every weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day due to reservations made at recreation.gov up to 6 months and more than 48 hours in advance.
The campground has 4 Walk-In sites, 1 host site and 11 are reservable. If someone has a reservation, their site is held until 1:00 the next day because of the Forest Service rule that the campsite must be occupied the first night. Vault toilets, water faucets, bear-box, fire rings
The dirt road from the 103 is 3 miles and the last mile is quite rough, but I have seen many vehicles from low profile cars to 32’ Class A with towed vehicle.
The creek is less than 100 yards from the campground and has foot trails going up and down stream. Privately owned cabins can be seen as you walk through the woods. Hell’s Hole Trail is a few hundred yards from the campground.
I’m looking forward to going back there as host next year.
June 1, 2018 - reviewed by IceQueenCone
Simple but pretty
Great little campground off the beaten path. No water, pit toilet.
August 15, 2016 - reviewed by Nina
Nice little campground. Super clean. Loved how there was a hiking trail right next to us. Could hear the mountain streams ??