Camping Amenities:
Nearby Attractions within 20 minutes:
Galena - shoppers paradise
Woodbine Bend Golf Course 
  & other golfing locations
Public Swimming Pools
Palisades State Park
Apple River Canyon State Park
Railroad Museums
Apple River Fort
Water Parks & Miniature Golf
Alpine Slide/Chestnut Mountain
Historic Attractions
Fairs & Festivals
Restaurants Galore
Vel Terra
Vel Terra Ranch (VTR) has nicely terraced tent and RV sites.  All RV sites are back-in. Our sites are a combination of shaded and sunny depending on the time of day.  We can accommodate the single tent camper, a family or a larger group. Each site offers a feeling of openness. The camping area has close access to a small playground for young children, horseshoe pits and many other outdoor games (refundable deposit), all surrounded by a lovely wooded setting.  

Also available for your enjoyment are many board type games located in Cowboy Corner, our registration area (above).  Our hilly terrain and rugged timber challenges those who wish to take a rigorous hike....and those that would like to just take an easy walk, our 1-1/2 mile Bridle Paths provides a good workout as well as offering lovely scenery during your walk. 

But the best amenities are the sounds of the abundant wildlife, the relaxation provided by chirping of the birds during the day or a crackling campfire at night under the beauty of the starlit sky....a simple, serene getaway for you, family and your friends.  We'll lite your fire -- our firewood is free

Family owned and operated, Vel Terra Ranch has returned to basics and evolved into a campground where family and friends can share time away with each other.  Explore what nature has to offer in the outdoors and experience our easy going environment. Clean and modern bathrooms with coin operated showers are available for our campers.  

Cowboy Corner has an assortment of snacks for sale, movies, indoor and outdoor games,  but most of all, friendly people wanting to make your camping weekend their priority. 

VTR Offers:
Snack bar ($) area w/free wifi                     Free Firewood
Hot Showers ($)                                             Fire Rings @ each site
Clean modern bathrooms                             Sanitation Station ($)
Limited Camper Supplies ($)                          Horseshoe Pits
Small Playground                                           Electric & Water Hookups ($)
Outdoor Games                                            Scenic Hiking Trails
Leashed Pets are Welcome                            Picnic Tables @ each site
Large Group Areas
Vel Terra Ranch is so centrally located for things to do and surrounded by nature's beauty that you don't ever think you are in the same place during the change of the seasons.  Local sights and activities are plentiful in the area.  An unlimited selection of restaurants serving foods that will satisfy anyone's taste!  It would be a mistake not to camp at Vel Terra and enjoy the sights and sounds of Northern Illinois   prettiest area.