The family campground at Blackwell in Warrenville has more than 60 wooded and semiwooded sites (PDF), including sites for tents, trailers and motor homes (link).
All sites have electricity but none have sewage or water hookups. Each site 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 is not allowed, but you can buy firewood for $7 a bundle with cash or credit card at the campground office.
To check family campground availability, call Visitor Services at 630-933-7248.
Dates, Permits & Fees
In 2022 the family campground will be open weekends May 6 – Sept. 24 (checkout by noon on Sept. 25). Extended holiday weekend dates are Memorial Day May 26 – 30 (checkout by noon on Tuesday, May 31); Fourth of July June 30 – July 4 (checkout by noon on Tuesday, July 5); and Labor Day Sept. 1 – 5 (checkout by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
||$20 per site per night
||$30 per site per night
You can book Friday and Saturday night reservations online up to a year in advance but must do so at least three business days in advance. To book extra nights on extended holiday weekends, call Visitor Services at 630-933-7248.
Fees are nonrefundable regardless of why you cancel (even for weather) but you can change your reservation one time up to one week in advance through Visitor Services for an additional $5. Senior citizens (65 and older), active military and veterans are entitled to one free permit for one consecutive two-night stay each calendar year.
You can purchase permits online 24/7 or call or visit Visitor Services at 630-933-7248 or 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For other options, download our family campground permit application (PDF).
If a site's available, you can reserve it at the campground office between 1 and 7 p.m. for use that night with cash or credit card. If you're camping and want to extend your stay and your site's available, just reserve it before noon on your original checkout date.