Illinois releases new campground guide with 10,000 extra copies

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The 2019 camping guide for Illinois is now available in printed and digital formats through the Illinois Campground Association (ICA), which hosts a mobile friendly travel planning website at

“We printed 10,000 more guides this year due to rising demand, making for a total of 55,000 printed campground directories,” said ICA Treasurer Larry Fons, who also co-owns and operates Double J Campground in Chatham, Ill.

The guide features write-ups on 40 campgrounds and includes a two-page travel planning map as well as a grid that allows consumers to quickly see which campgrounds offer 26 different types of amenities and services, from tent camping to rental accommodations to cable TV and Wi-Fi, as well as other characteristics of interest to camping and RVing enthusiasts.

This year’s Illinois Go Camping guide has already been distributed to visitors’ centers, campgrounds and RV dealerships across the Midwest as well as major RV shows, including a new venue for ICA, the Florida RV Super Show in Tampa as well as the RV and Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind.

The guide has also been distributed at other upcoming RV shows, including:

  • The St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show in St. Louis
  • The Chicago RV & Camping Show in Rosemont, Ill.
  • The Quad Cities RV Show, Feb. 22 – 24 in Rock Island, Ill.

The guide will also be distributed at upcoming events, including:

  • The Central Illinois Recreation Show, March 1 – 3 in Peoria, Ill.
  • The Rockford RV Camping & Travel Show, March 8 – 10 in Loves Park, Ill.

Fourteen RV dealers across Illinois are also distributing the guide.

“Support was really exceptional for the guide this year,” Fons said, adding that it includes advertising from Jellystone Parks, Kampgrounds of America (KOA), Sun Communities as well as several independently owned and operated campgrounds, RV aftermarket suppliers and RV dealers, including General RV Center, the largest motorhome dealer in Illinois, which took the back cover.

ICA worked with Crowley, Texas-based Texas Advertising to produce the Illinois Go Camping 2019 RV & Camping Guide and to design its mobile device friendly website at

For more information on Texas Advertising and its work to promote campgrounds in Illinois and other states, visit

SOURCE: Illinois Campground Association press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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