Camp Cadiz Campground

Area Status: Open
A pinic table in the middle of a campground with leaves on the ground.

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.

Recreation Area Brochure/Map

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. Payment cash or check only.
Open Season: Year-round
  • Camp only at designated campsites.
  • Pets are allowed only on a leash.
  • Stay on the designated trail. Pack it in, Pack it out, along trails.
  • A complete list of site regulations is posted on bulletin boards and at fee stations.
Closest Towns: Harrisburg, IL 62946
Water: yes
Restroom: vault toilet
Information Center: Hidden Springs Ranger District (618) 658-2111

General Information


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.

General Notes:

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.



Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Dispersed Camping

Day Hiking


Horse Camping

Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting


Camping trailer: Small trailers;pop-up trailer; NO water/electric hook-ups
Parking: Overnight parking at trailhead
Toilets: vault toilet
Accessible: campsites & vault toilet
Drinking water: Water spigot is centrally located

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