2024 Illinois State: Camping Information

Milan Rifle Range Camping Guide

CAMPING AVAILABILITY:  Camping will open at Noon Thursday, August 15, 2023.  All Campers must be off the range by 7:00 a.m. Monday morning – NO EXCEPTIONS. 

ARRIVAL:  Arrivals are accepted between Noon and 8:00 p.m. Thursday and again starting at 7:00 a.m. Friday.  Site selection is on a first-come first-serve basis.  If you need special accommodations outside Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday or before 7:00 a.m. Friday contact Popcorn Kelly at popcorn.kelly@outlook.com

CAMPING LOCATION ON RANGE:  Camping is allowed in the open area across the road from the Registration building and Benchrest near the bottom of the hill, i.e., in the area of the 200-yard range. 

DRY CAMPING ONLY:  Due to our infrastructure, we do not offer electricity or water hookups to campers.  No dump tanks are available onsite.  Come prepared to provide your own power and meet your water needs.

GENERATORS:  We do not have the ability to separate campers with generators from those without generators.  Be considerate of your neighbors, but since it is August don’t be surprised if some campers run their generators overnight. 

QUIET HOURS:  Quiet Hours are 10:00 pm to 6:00 am., but allowing for the generator issue discussed above.

CAMPSITE CLEANUP:  Before you leave on Sunday please police your area, pick up all cigarette and cigar butts, and garbage, and place them in the cans provided.

FIRES:     All Fires must be in raised fire pits provided by the camper.  Under abnormally dry conditions additional limitations may apply and/or fires may not be allowed.

FIREWORKS:  Fireworks are not permitted.

PETS:  Pets are welcome and must be on a leash.  Owners are responsible for pet waste removal and disposal.

Other Area Camping options

Illiniwek Forest Preserve Campground
1201 State Ave, Hampton, IL 61256
Phone: (309) 496-2620
Distance: 19 miles, 35 minutes’ drive time

Fisherman’s Corner (Corp of Engineers)
16123 IL-84, East Moline, IL 61244
Phone: (877) 444-6777
Distance: 31 miles, 35 minutes’ drive time

KOA Campground
2311 78th Ave W, Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: (309) 787-0665
Distance: 3 miles, <10 minutes’ drive time

Summit Campground, West Lake Park
14910-110th Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52804
Phone: 563-328-3281
Distance: 10 miles, 15 minutes’ drive time

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve Campgrounds
19408 Loud Thunder Rd, Illinois City, IL 61259
Phone: (309) 795-1040
Distance: 13 miles, 20 minutes’ drive time