Camping, Exploration, and Habitat Resto at Illinois Beach State Park!

We're going camping! Please join us at Illinois Beach State Park on October 11th - October 12th for a two action-packed days of camping, exploring, and habitat restoration at one of the most significant natural areas in Illinois! 

Don't have a car or some basic camping gear? No worries -- let us know and we'll hook (or pick) you up. 

Note: There will be a small fee collected from each camper to cover the cost of food, campsite reservation, gas, etc.

Interested in helping plan this Excellent Adventure? Let us know below.

Rough sketch of what we could do -- subject to your ideas:


5:30 PM - depart from several meet-up points in Chicago

6:00 PM - caulk cars and ford river

6:30 PM - arrive at Illinois Beach State park and strike camp

- campfire, smores, schenanigans


8:00 Breakfast

9 - noon Habitat Restoration 

Noon Lunch on the beach

Noon - 600 PM Hiking, exploration, botanizing, swimming, asbestos hunting

6 PM dinner

7 PM depart

*There is an option of spending a second night. Please let us know if you are interested.

The Zion Metra Station (Union Pacific North Line) is very close to IBSP. This is may be a good option for those who arriving late or leaving early and do not have a vehicle.

Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas. Thanks!

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  • Veronika R

    We hope to make this event - I haven't camped in ages!

    September 17, 2013

  • Saif A.

    super excited for this event

    September 11, 2013

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