Giant City is a popular weekend retreat because of its varied and well-kept campground facilities. There are 85 campsites in the Class A Campground which provides water, electricity, showers and sanitary facilities for tent and trailer camping. The shower building in the Class A site closes the day after the first shotgun deer season (weather depending) and re-opens April 1st. A separate Class A equestrian campground is located off the horse trail in the southwest corner of the park. Camping reservations may be made for Class A sites, visit the ExploreMoreIL web site for reservations at
ExploreMoreIL. Campers without a reservation may register upon arrival with the "silent host" self-registration system.
A Class C camping area is located at the south end of the campground and offers 14 walking sites, for those who prefer a more primitive setting. Outdoor privies, fire rings and access to showers are provided. The trailhead to the Red Cedar trail is located nereby for those who wish to hike 6 miles to the primitive "Red Cedar Campsite". Pre-registration is required at the Visitor Center or with the camp host.
For those campers who arrive without a reservation, we ask that you choose an unoccupied site that does not have a reservation permit on the campsite post. Once a site has been selected, you may see the Camp Host, if on duty, for a site permit. If the Host is not available, please complete the Self Registration permit, located at the front of the campground and deposit payment if the drop box.
Giant City Campground Map 4.2021 (002).pdf