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Camping at Pere Marquette

For visitors who prefer a rustic experience, Pere Marquette offers a wide range of camping opportunities:

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  • The Class A(ELECTRICAL/RV) 

    • 80 Reservable Sites (6 months out; sites go early in the fall months)
    • Two handicap accessible sites (Sites 8 & 10)
    • All sites have 20, 30, & 50 amp service available
    • NO SEWER HOOK UPS
    • NO WATER HOOK UPS
    • There are plenty of potable water spigots available throughout the campground to hook up to and fill your tank, you must then disconnect from the water spigots
    • There is a shower house building with toilets on the northern end of the Class A campground
    • There are Two Rent-A-Cabins available (Sites 13 & 15). The Rent-A-Cabins are NOT handicapped accessible 
    • Two Dump stations

  • The Class B (PRIMITIVE/TENT)
    • Class B is NON-RESERVABLE 
    • Location is just NORTH of the Class A sites 
    • Show up, find an open site, set your tent up
    • Bring your drivers license, and license plate number to the campground host (Class A- Sites 1 & 2) OR go to the Visitor Center (take HWY 100 WEST [AWAY FROM GRAFTON] 1/4 mile) to pay your reservation fee

The Class A campground has 80 sites, two of which are handicap accessible. Sites have electrical hookups only, with a sanitary dump station, drinking water, and a shower building available on the grounds. Sites 2-30 are available for reservation from May through October. The nearby Class B tent camping area also has access to the shower building.
Within the Class A campground, the park offers two Rent-A-Camp cabins.

Popular among scout groups is the Youth Tent Camp Area, also known as Duncan Hill. This separate campground offers a picnic shelter and tables, pit-type toilets and drinking water. For large organized groups, Pere Marquette operates three Organized Group Camps. Camp Potawatomi accommodates 60 campers; Camp Piasa and Camp Ouatoga each accommodate 120. All three camps feature fully-equipped kitchens and dining rooms, lighted sleeping cabins with cots and mattresses, and restroom facilities with warm showers and flush toilets. Camps Piasa and Ouatoga also feature swimming pools, open seasonally.

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Reservations for campsites, cabins and picnic shelters, and group camps may be made at ExploreMoreIL.