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Camping Sites While Your Are At The Pilgrimage


Troops camping at the U.S. Grant Pilgrimage cannot set up camp at Grant Park. You may make your plans to camp at an area State park. To assist you in making your choices of State Parks, we are providing you a list of names, address and phone numbers of area parks. Some State Parks require an advance reservation. It is up to each troop to prepare their own camping reservations in advance.

Boy Scout Camping

CANYON CAMP in Stockton, IL

Chestnut Mountain (local Ski resort offering camping close to Galena).

North Cross Rd Site,1602 North Cross Road, Galena Il  North Cross Rd.  Limited to 3 Troops limited parking 2-3 Vehicles per unit.  Rustic camping with a local Scout unit bring in water.


To camp at either Canyon or Chestnut please go to the Grant Pilgrimage Registration site HEREExternal Link External LinkYou can purchase Pilgrimage tickets and camping space for either location thought this 1 stop registration page. 

City & State Parks

 Highway 84 North, Savanna, IL 61074
 815-273-2731 / 30 Mi.
8763 E. Canyon Rd., Apple River, IL 61001
 815-745-3302 // 22 Mi.
 8542 N. Lake Rd., Lena, IL 61048
 815-369-4282 / 31 Mi.
 South Apple River Rd., Elizabeth, IL. 61028
 815-858-2028 / 19.5 Mi.

Private Campground

Several commercial campgrounds exist within a few miles of Galena. Their prices vary and some services offered by private campgrounds are available at additional costs. The following Campgrounds are offered as a convenience only and are not necessarily a complete listing of available camping facilities. The Campgrounds are neither endorsed or recommended by Blackhawk Area Council. These are independent camp facilities and Blackhawk Area Council has no control over their program, pricing, or services.

 Wooded Wonderland  Partnering with Blackhawk Area Council.  To camp here go through online registration.
  610 S. Devils Ladder Rd., Galena, IL. 61036

Spruce Creek Park
 30711 396th Ave., Belleview, IA.
 563-652-3783 / 55 Mi.
Swiss Valey Nature Center
 13768 Swiss Valley Rd., Peosta, IA.
 563-556-6745 / 18 Mi.