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Blackwell Family Campground Opens for Season May 5

(April 5, 2017) — Take a mini-vacation right here in DuPage County by spending a night under the stars at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s family campground at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville.

The campground opens 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.

Campground sites have electricity and can accommodate visitors with tents, trailers or motor homes. Each has a gravel parking pad, fire ring and picnic table and can hold up to eight people, two tents and one vehicle. The campground has restrooms, showers, hand water pumps and a dump station. Firewood is $5 per bundle; outside firewood is not allowed.

“Camping is a great way to spend time with family, connect to nature and enjoy a getaway weekend without leaving DuPage County,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.

“Blackwell is one of our most popular and beautiful forest preserves,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Al Murphy, District 6. “There are plenty of fun things to do there, including fishing, archery, hiking, biking and boating.”

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube pages.

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