River Bench Campgound

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Several walk-in campsites along the Illinois River. River Bench Day Use and Campground are located on a lower river terrace, within a forested setting. Must hike down one of two access trails to use. 

  •  8 walk-in campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits 
  • No drinking water 
  • Vault toilet within walking distance 
  • No garbage disposal – Please pack it out 
  •  There are areas for either small groups or large group gatherings. 
  • Good area for swimming or just enjoying the river setting. 
  • Short drives to several hiking trails, some botanical areas, and large day-use area.