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    Xmas Chicago (NE IL) Trip?

    I'll be visiting the western Chicago suburbs for the holidays, and my brother-in-law and I are looking for a good place to camp within about an hour from there. Anybody know of a good place that will be open in late December? We're both pretty new, and are looking for a quick overnight to test our gear more than anything else. Maybe a few miles hike in and out?

    Thanks for any ideas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanson View Post
    I'll be visiting the western Chicago suburbs for the holidays, and my brother-in-law and I are looking for a good place to camp within about an hour from there. Anybody know of a good place that will be open in late December? We're both pretty new, and are looking for a quick overnight to test our gear more than anything else. Maybe a few miles hike in and out?

    Thanks for any ideas...
    Rock Cut State Park, near Rockford

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    Post a trip, maybe you'll have some HF tagalongs! Have fun.

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    what grizz said, rock cut state park, largest in northern il,
    i do not remember the question, however i believe beer is the answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Rock Cut State Park, near Rockford

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    I just moved to Chicago myself...thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Rock Cut State Park, near Rockford

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    Rock Cut is hanger friendly!! I even asked permission! <gasp>
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    Is backcountry camping allowed? From the website linked above it looked like you had to camp in the campground. Did I read that right?




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    I'll call them and ask.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

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