Camp Cadiz Campground
This campground is the site of an old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) work camp. Somewhat off the beaten path Camp Cadiz is usually quiet and rarely do the campsites fill up; with the exception of turkey and deer hunting seasons. The campsites are level and each has a fire ring with grill and picnic table. Equestrian camping is allowed.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Campground is first come - first served. No reservations.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||Campsite $10/night - 8 people & 2 vehicle max.|
|Closest Towns:||Karbers Ridge, IL 62955|
|Water:||water spigot is centrally located|
|Information Center:||Hidden Springs Ranger District (618) 658-2111|
From Harrisburg, Illinois: Take Hwy 13 east 14 miles to Hwy 1. Take Hwy 1 south 15 miles, to Camp Cadiz Rd. Turn west on Camp Cadiz Rd and go 2 miles to the campground entrance.
From Evansville, Indiana: Take Hwy 62 west to Illinois Hwy 141 and continue west to Hwy 1. Take Hwy 1 south 30 miles to Camp Cadiz Rd. Turn west on and go 2 miles to the campground entrance.
Hiker & Equestrian Trails:
From Camp Cadiz trail users can access both the River-to-River Trail and the Beaver Trail (trail #006) from the trailhead just north of the campground, along Forest Road #598.
Overnight parking is allowed at trailhead or along the side of Forest Road #598 (do not block road for other vehicles or damage vegetation).
Camping outside of campgrounds:
Primitive camping is allowed ¼ mile outside developed areas within Shawnee National Forest. There is no fee for primitive camping and it’s allowed any time of year. Don’t trespass on private land, and do not cut down live trees, shrubs or other vegetation. Camp and wash at least 150 feet from any water source. Pack out your garbage and burn dead and down trees only, making sure campfires are completely out.
Campers may camp up to 14-days continuous stay, but no permanent structures may be built. Camping is not allowed in the 80 designated natural areas or within 150 feet of lakes and streams or near trails. Equestrian camping is not allowed in designated Wilderness.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Big Game Hunting
Small Game Hunting
|Camping trailer:||Small trailers;pop-up trailer; NO water/electric hook-ups|
|Parking:||Overnight parking at trailhead|
|Accessible:||campground & vault toilet|
|Drinking water:||water spigot is centrally located|