The family campground at Blackwell has more than 60 wooded and semiwooded sites. There are sites for tents, trailers and motor homes; all have electricity but none have sewage or water hookups. Each has a gravel parking pad, fire ring and picnic table and is close to portable toilets, running water, and trash and recycling containers. There’s a shower house with flush toilets and a dump station for recreational vehicles with self-contained waste systems. Outside firewood isn’t allowed, but you can buy firewood for $5 a bundle at the campground office.
View the Blackwell Family Campground map.
The campground opens at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 5 and will be open Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 1 as well as Thursday nights May 25 ‒ Aug. 31. To accommodate holiday campers, sites are also available the nights of Sunday, May 28; Sunday, July 2 through Saturday, July 8; and Sunday, Sept. 3.May 5 – 21 and Sept. 8 – Oct. 1.
Permits and Fees
Purchase a family camping permit online. For other options, download an 2017 Family Campground Permit application with instructions, or call Visitor Services at (630) 933-7248 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fees are per site per night.
Campers who are 65 or older are entitled to one free permit for one consecutive two-night stay per calendar year.
Same Day Reservations
If a site’s available, you can reserve it between 1 and 7 p.m. for use that night with cash or credit card at the campground office.