Thanks to this beautiful Spring weather we were able to start camping early this year! Over Easter weekend we headed to the Chicago Northwest KOA (in Marengo) with my in-laws. They tend to open and close the season here and it happened to be a perfect weekend to get their camper ready for camping season. We decided to stay in the camper this trip and not bring out tent. One - I think the price KOAs charge for rustic tent camping are slightly outrageous - especially since the pool wasn't even open yet. However, there usually are a lot of amenities- so you have to figure that in when making a decision. Two- the weather is so iffy in the Spring and I didn't really want to deal with soaking wet camping stuff so early in the season!
The Northwest Chicago KOA in Marengo is pretty cute. They have a swimming pool, mini-golf, play area, dog run, and a little dog walk/hiking trail in the back. We've been here a few times, like I said, with the in-laws to open or close camping season. There is not a lot to do within the campground, but they are located right next to Donley's Wild West Town and not too far from the Illinois Railway Museum and the Marengo Ridge Conservation Area/Thomas Woods. So we tend to head into town to do one of those things during the day.
One thing I do love about this campground is that it's close! Perfect if your just starting to experiment with camping and you don't want to wander to far from home.
Has anyone been to the Chicago Northwest KOA in Marengo? What are your favorite things to do there?