IDNR Camping Guidelines Effective Date: June 29, 2020
These guidelines apply to recreational camping on all public campsites within Illinois and are applicable to each region upon transition to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.
• If campers are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 they should not attempt to stay at the campground
• All campers are encouraged to reserve camping online prior to arrival through www.reserveamerica.com
• Campers assume personal responsibility and should abide by set guidelines
• No overnight group or youth camps will be permitted
• Normal park hours resume and are posted site specific
• All walk-in campers are encouraged to have exact change or a check for the payment of their campsite at the time of their arrival
Safety and Cleansing Precautions:
• All sites will be required to have a “Silent Host Box” for cash or checks, OR a protective barrier at all times to ensure a contactless transaction
• All campground hosts must wear a facemask covering their nose and mouth when handling a transaction or dealing with the public on any issue
• Campground hosts will be required to sanitize or wash their hands after every transaction
• Social distancing measures of 6 feet remain in effect and should be observed
• Campers are encouraged to use any self-contained restroom in their own camper for restroom or shower use
• Showers are available as social distancing/spacing permits; site by site guidelines may vary. Bathers should bring their own sandals to avoid direct contact with the floor
• Restrooms and shower houses will be cleaned and checked twice daily
For More Information:
• All campers are encouraged to visit www.cdc.gov/family/camping for updated best camping practices
• Please refer to the DCEO guidelines for private campground restrictions which may differ from IDNR
*Campsite capacity cannot exceed 10 people.
*Per IDPH guidelines, no site may have a gathering of 50 persons or more; gathering sizes may be further limited by site size and ability to maintain social distancing guidelines.
- 6 ft Social Distancing
- 6 ft Social Distancing Protective Gear
- Face Coverings to be worn except for children <2 years old when 6’ social distancing cannot be maintained or in an indoor area. Campers will follow all IDPH guidelines regarding PPE and additional best healthy practices
- Face Coverings to be worn except for children <2 years old when 6’ social distancing cannot be maintained or in an indoor area. Campers will follow all IDPH guidelines regarding PPE and additional best healthy practices Hygiene Requirements
- Personal sanitization materials should be brought with you. Barriers may be temporarily erected where needed.
- Personal sanitization materials should be brought with you. Barriers may be temporarily erected where necessary. Access to Establishments
- Limited re-opening of concession amenities and lodges (sleeping amenities). Carry out orders for food with potential for limited outdoor seating.
- Limited re-opening of concession amenities and lodges (sleeping amenities). Restaurants/Bars may operate consistent with DCEO guidelines. Disinfecting/Cleaning Procedures
- Follow guidelines set by CDC
- Follow guidelines set by CDC