Illinois' ultimate outdoor experience offers a chance to camp out right on a beach for the most relaxing experience.

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A Favorite Outdoor Activity For Families In Illinois Is Camping

For a vacation or just a weekend getaway, many families in Illinois enjoy going camping. It's a great way to do some bonding along with getting some rest and relaxation.


Many Different Ways To Camp In Illinois

There are so many different ways to enjoy camping in Illinois. You could stay in an RV, cabin, or tent. There are campgrounds that offer nice facilities or you can pick a spot to rough it. Really, it depends on what kind of experience you are looking for.

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The Ultimate Outdoor Experience In Illinois

Honestly, I'm not much of an "outdoorsman." I much rather stay at a hotel but I do have an appreciation for people who like spending time in nature.

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Daniel Hurst; ThinkStock

I think part of my problem is I haven't found the right situation but I think I have finally found it. Camping out on a beach. My favorite getaway is spending time on the sand because it's so peaceful. I think this could become my "thing."


Illinois Offers Great Spot To Camp Out On A Beach

In Morris, Illinois along the Illinois River, there is the perfect place to camp out on a beach. It's called Kayak Morris.

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Illinois is full of places to camp, but if you’re looking for something more unique, check out this spectacular spot that lets you pitch camp right on the beach.


Imagine looking out from your tent in the morning and seeing sparkling water or watching the sunset over the river while your bonfire burns into the night.


You can literally set up camp right on the beach of the amazing Illinois River.

Finding Out More About Kayak Morris

It's about 90 minutes away from Rockford off of I-80. The cost is $8 for adults, youth pay $4, and under 5 are free. You're allowed to camp right on the beach. It's a wooded area for good shade. Campfires are allowed. The river is right there for you to enjoy.

Kayaks are available to rent. They even offer a hassle-free experience where they set up your whole campsite for you. It definitely sounds like a great time.

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