Camping

A Rural Getaway
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site has a modern campground consisting of two shower buildings located within the campground. It has 200 campsites, of which 100 are electrified. The sites do not have hookups for water nor sewer, however, hydrants are available for campers to fill their storage tanks. There also exists a sewage and gray water dump station at the edge of the campground. Please do not dump gray water on the ground.
All campsites are on a first come, first choice basis. Sorry, reservations cannot be accepted. Maximum length of trailer is 40 feet. Maximum length of stay is 14 nights. All pets must be on a leash and must not be left unattended. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am. Campground is open year-round, however both shower houses are closed from December 1st to March 15th. During that time period camping is discounted one dollar.
Camping Fees

Regular
Price

Age 62+
F,S,S

Age 62+
M,T,W,T

Handicap
M,T,W,T

Handicap
F,S,S

Disabled Vet
POW
M,T,W,T,F,S

Class A Electrical

$20.00

$20.00

$15.00

$15.00

$20.00

$10.00

Class B
No Electrical

$10.00

$10.00

$5.00

$5.00

$10.00

FREE

Holidays

$30.00

$30.00

$20.00

$20.00

$30.00

$10.00
***Holiday Prices are effective on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights of the Memorial Day weekend; and, on the night of July 2, July 3, and July 4 (unless July 4 falls on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday, then the increase is effective for the four night period beginning Friday of the July 4 weekend. Labor Day will be calculated the same as July 4th, depending on when it falls in the week.

Discounted and free camping available only to Illinois Residents meeting eligibility requirements.
Youth Group fee is $2.00 per person/per night with a minimum of 10 ($20.00).
Adult Group fee is $4.00 per person/per night with a minimum of 10 ($40.00).
Disabled citizens must submit the Illinois Secretary of State I.D. Card with a Class 2 or 2A disability.
Check out time is 3pm. Campground phone number (April - Oct.) is (217) 632-4003.

Camping Rules
  • You must have a camping permit. This can be obtained at the area office or other designated location.
  • The maximum length of stay for a camping party and/or the camping unit is limited to 14 nights at each area within any 30 day period.
  • Check out time is 3:00pm daily. If you wish to stay longer, please contact Area Personnel before 10:00am on the day the permit expires.
  • Help keep an attractive, sanitary campground by keeping your site clean and placing all rubbish in designated containers when breaking camp.
  • Dump all sanitation waste, including that from the sink drains, in sanitary dump stations or designated places.
  • Intoxicating beverages, except beer and wine, in accordance with Administrative Orders governing the area, are not permitted in campgrounds.
  • Keep your pets or animals or your site and leashed.
  • For the sake of all campers, disorderly conduct or unreasonable noise will not be permitted.
  • Keep your fires in camp stoves provided by the State or in your own burners.
  • For safety, children should use axes, hunting knives and hatchets only with adult supervision.
  • Protect your areas, don't cut, break, injure or remove any shrub, tree or flower. Don't drive nails, screws or other objects into trees.
  • The camper's copy of permit must be displayed on post designating his site or affixed near entrance of camping unit, if post is not available.
  • The camper and area manager must abide by these rules established in current Agency camping policy.

    Any camper who violates these rules may have his permit terminated without refund by the area manager.

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    Lincoln's New Salem
    State Historic Site
    Petersburg, IL 62675
    217.632.4000