The facilities at Skydive Chicago are second to none and are seldom seen in the world of skydiving! Skydive Chicago’s facilities serve as the ultimate campus for comfort and learning whether making your first skydive or 20,000th – we have it all!


Skydive Chicago’s boasts a 9,000 square foot auditorium perfect for any multitude of events. It can comfortable seat up to 350 people. Equipped with balcony theater seating, large screen projector, surround sound, and stage. Contact events@skydivechicago.com for more information.


Stay in shape!  Maybe its a weather hold or you just want just want to lift some iron Skydive Chicago has what you need.  A full set of free weights, mats, and more.

Swimming Pond

Cool down and take a load off. Skydive Chicago’s swimming pond is one many of its great attractions. The pond features 3 decks, a beach and waterfall. Bring your fishing gear too because it’s loaded with fish! No lifeguard is present so swim at your own risk. This attraction is for skydivers and waivered guests only.

Sky Lounge

Complete with pool table, projector, conference table, internet, and big comfy couches, the Sky Lounge is the perfect hangout for everything from remote workspace during the week to early/late season after-hours shenanigans.

Eat Up Cafe / Tiki Hut

Eat Up is a unique deli serving fresh food with big flavors and handmade items to the community since 2008!
After the day is done, Eat Up is still there to continue serving you. Depending on the season, you can stop by The Skylounge or come down to The Tiki hut and enjoy good friends, good times, great food and great drinks from our full bar.

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
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • 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 and wear a wristband.

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.

Campground Reservations

Rustic Cabins

Per Night. Cabin #1-3
  • Event Pricing: $75/night

Deluxe Cabins

Per night. Cabin #4-9
  • Event Pricing: $145/night

Tent Camping

Per Day, Per Person. Tandem Students are Free the day of jump.
  • $10/weekend
  • $25/week
  • $100/month

RV Sites

Per Night. First come, first serve
  • Short Term RV Full Hookup: $40/night, $150/week
  • Short Term RV Electric Only: $30/night, $125/week
  • Monthly Full Hookup: $250
  • Monthly Electric Hookup: $185

Please contact our office for availability: 815-433-0000 or info@skydivechicago.com

  • 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.

Store & Rigging Loft

In 2018, we welcomed Rock Sky Market to Skydive Chicago to serve as our skydiving store and full service skydive rigging operation. Steve and Jenny Verner are true professionals and have been serving the skydiving community for years.

We’re proud to have Rock Sky Market onsite to serve our awesome community of skydivers!


Skydive Chicago® has the largest fleet of aircraft in the Midwest. Our planes are so popular you’ll often find them flying at numerous dropzones around the US. Our aircraft currently include three Super Twin Otters, 2 Caravans, 2 Skyvans, and 1 Cessna. Our Otters have been upgraded to the largest engines you can get which means more airtime for you. SDC has the fastest jump planes in the Midwest. In addition to our own fleet, we’ll bring in novelty aircraft such as helicopters, hot air balloons, and aerobatic planes.



Twin Otter