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,  all surrounded by a lovely wooded setting. 

Also available for your enjoyment located in Cowboy Corner (refundable deposit):
#like to sit and read, bring in a book and exchange it in our soft cover "Book Exchange"
#an assortment of puzzles to work on in Cowboy Corner
#take a movie back to your camper to watch
#many board type games to play in Cowboy Corner
#many outdoor games available
#Our hilly terrain challenges those who wish to take a rigorous hike on our 1-1/2 mile             Bridle Paths
#those that would like to just take an easy walk,  our Prairie Path provides a good workout as well as offering lovely scenery during your walk with many pretty vistas.

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 our DARK 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 campground caters to the quieter and more peaceful side of camping. Vel Terra Ranch offers the basics in camping where family and friends can share time away with each other  without interruption.   Explore what nature has to offer in the outdoors and experience our comfortable, easy going environment.
VTR Offers:
free WIFI     FREE firewood
Coin Operated Hot Showers   Fire Rings @ each site
Picnic Tables @ each siteDump Station ($ less than 3                                                                      nites)
Electric & Water RV Hookups Clean modern bathrooms
Leashed Pets are welcomeScenic Hiking Trail
Outdoor GamesSmall Playground
Large Group Areas
     Cowboy Corner for rent
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.
Clean and modern bathrooms with coin operated showers are available for our campers. 

Cowboy Corner   has an assortment of movies, indoor and outdoor games,  but most of all, friendly people wanting to make your camping weekend a priority!