Learn about camping and boondocking in Illinois

IAC Title 92, Part 533: Use and Enjoyment of Rest Areas

This the full set of regulations adopted by the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding the public use of highway rest areas.

Illinois Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of Illinois that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking...

A Guide to Boondocking in Illinois

Boondocking in Illinois! Boondocking in Illinois is not a common option for dispersed campers due to the state having few federal recreation lands. There is only one national forest, Shawnee NF located in the southern portion, and no BLM lands. There are however, state lands in the form of wildlife management areas and state lakes. Illinois Boondocking Map This Illinois Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] ... Read more

Illinois Rest Area Rules

The Illinois Department of Transportation adopted a series of rules concerning the use of its highway rest areas. These rules are found in the state's Administrative Code under Title 92, Chapter I, Subchapter f, Part 533...