Camping at Johnson-Sauk Trail SRA

The Chief Keokuk Campground features 70 pads with electrical hook-ups for campers or tents (Class A camping), plus 25 non-electrical, 'tent only' sites (Class C camping) that are not accessible by vehicle. A shower building and a sanitary dump station in the camping area, and all water are open May 1 and close November 1. The park does not provide water November 1 - May 1, however the campground is open during these winter months for electric or non-electric 'dry' camping. In addition, "Blackhawk Group Area" on Lakeshore Loop Road is available for organized youth/adult group camping May 1 - November 1. ExploreMoreIL™ reservations are available for the Chief Keokuk Campground, Cabin, Black Hawk Group Camp May 1 thru October 31. ExploreMoreIL™.

A primitive cabin, Chief Tecumseh, is available year round. The cabin is located on a slope overlooking Johnson Lake. During the months of May thru October reservations must be made using ExploreMoreIL™. December thru April, visitors can call the park office at 309-853-2425 for information on how to rent the cabin (no cooking, pets or smoking in the cabin). A fire grill, table and BBQ grill are provided outside. A full sized bed, two sets of bunk beds, a table and benches are provided inside. The cabin has heat and air conditioning, as well as two ceiling fans. Bring your own bedding. May thru October, cabin guests may use the campground shower facilities and potable water is available within 150 yards of the cabin. The park does not provide water or shower facilities November thru April.