From the Chicago Journal:
Chicago kids hoping to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to go camping won’t have to go as far soon, the city and park district officials announced Thursday morning.
Northerly Island, the lakefront park in the South Loop formerly known as Meigs Field, will expand its camping program in 2013 as part of the city’s plans to rehab the south end of the peninsula into a nature preserve.
The park district already offers 320 camping spots throughout the year, most of which are at Northerly Island. But under the new plan, an additional 900 camping spots will be added at Northerly Island, 600 for family campers and 300 for 12- to 15-year-olds in the park district’s wilderness camping program.
Some of the new spots will open up in 2013, when the southern end of the park begins to reopen as a nature preserve with multiple habitats; most of them will be in place by 2014.
Interesting view from your tent…