By hillsboroadmin
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The City of Hillsboro has made the following decisions for the 2021 Sherwood Forest Campground camping season.

The City plans to conduct a socially distanced “move” procedure in March for those who were permanent campers in 2019. Those who are on that move list will be able to choose from all sites that were permanent sites in 2019 that came open for the 2020 and the 2021 seasons.  After that, the “waiting” list will be able to choose from the sites that remain open that were considered permanent sites in 2019 until all of those sites are filled.  After that, we will fill the traditionally “weekend” sites with those on the waiting list that choose to fill those “weekend” sites for the 2021 season only.

There will be no host or short term camping for the 2021 season.  There will be no office hours and the phone will not be turned on.  Please contact the Parks office at 217 532-6778 or City Hall at 217 532-5566 if you need additional information or have any questions.

Hours of operation and/or availability of the comfort stations and shower house will be determined in March based on state and federal guidelines.

This plan is subject to change due to state or federal mandates or guidelines.

Sherwood Forest Campground

920 City Lake Road
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-5211

Campground Map

Campground Brochure

Campsite Modification Form


Sherwood Forest Campground, located at 920 City Lake Road, is situated in a wooded setting adjacent to Hillsboro Lake.  There are 125 permanent campsites, 15 short term campsites, and two host sites.  All sites have electrical and water hookups with a dump station available within the campground.  There is a clean, well maintained shower house facility as well as another public comfort station available for campers and their guests.  Other amenities include two rental cabins, a covered stage, pavilions, and a playground.

Fee Schedule


  • With air conditioning – $1,100
  • With Sewer – $1,400

Monthly – Not available in 2021

  • With water and air conditioning – $500

Weekly – Not available in 2021

  • Standard sites (7 days or more) – $125

Daily – Not available in 2021

  • Standard sites – $25
  • Tents with Electricty – $20
  • Tents (primitave) – $20
  • Cabins (sleeps 6) – $20 (Monday – Thursday)
  • Cabins (sleeps 6) – $25 (Friday – Sunday)

*Cabins Holiday rate and special events – $40 (2 night minimum)

*No pets allowed inside or outside at cabins, except service animals

Discounts on daily rates for senior citizens and individuals with a class 2 or 2A disability
A “Hero Discount” to active duty and reserve military, police officers and firefighters
Military Discounts

Winter Storage*

  • Camper storage only – $300
  • Additional storage trailer (16′ and under) – $75 each
  • Additional storage trailer (over 16′) – $125.00 each

Campers and additional trailers must be unplugged.
*For seasonal campers returning the following year