Cougar Campground

Cougar Campground is nestled between the swimming pond and the Fox River close to all activities.  You MUST be Skydiving to camp in Cougar Campground. Here is a list of Cougar Campground Amenities:

  • 150+ Full Service Campsites
  • Party Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Clean Hot Showers & Bathroom
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Fishing
  • White Sandy Beach/Sun Decks At Pond
  • Rental Cabins

Please leave your pets at home. If you must bring your pet he/she must be on a leash at ALL times. Pets are not allowed in or around the pond, hangar, cabins, or shower house at any time. Thank you for your understanding.


Cougar Campground is owned and operated by Ottawa Airport Inc.

**All campers MUST check in at the office upon arrival.

Camping it not open to the public.  You must be a skydiver or making a tandem skydive to camp, rent a trailer, rent a slot or rent a cabin.  If you are making a Tandem skydive you can camp one day prior and one day after your tandem skydive.

Ottawa Airport Inc. has nine cabins available for rent to any jumping guests of Skydive Chicago®.The standard cabins sleep up to four people with a bunk bed and a full bed in each unit and are equipped with electricity and A/C, providing a great shelter from the elements.The Deluxe Cabins come with a queen bed and loft area and are equipped with electricity, A/C, and a full bath in each unit. The cabins each have an outdoor balcony that overlooks the historic Fox River, truly the best view on the property.


Rustic Cabins

Event Pricing: $95/night


Per Night. Cabin #1-3

Deluxe Cabins

Event Pricing: $170/night


Per night. Cabin #4-9

Tent Camping

  • $20/Daily
  • $70/week
  • $150/month


Per Day, Per Person. Tandem Students are Free the day of jump.

RV Sites

  • Short Term RV Full Hookup: $50/night, $205/week
  • Short Term RV Electric Only: $40/night, $175/week
  • Monthly Full Hookup: $320
  • Monthly Electric Hookup: $212
  • Event Pricing: $40/night Electric only $50/night Full Hookup


Per Night.

Please contact our office for availability: 815-433-0000 or

  • Rates are per unit, and Rustic Cabins do not include bedding.
  • Licensed jumpers please inquire about our monthly rates.
  • A deposit equal to the first night’s stay is required to hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to reservation.
  • If your cancellation is not received in time your deposit will be forfeited.
  • If you will be arriving after office hours please call the office in advance to make arrangements.