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Camping at Giant City

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