(210 ILCS 95/2)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 762)
As used in this Act, unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Recreational Area" is any area of land which is designed,
constructed, operated or maintained either free of charge or for revenue
purposes for recreational activities.
The term "Recreational Area" is not meant to include primitive areas
which evidence no major artificial change from the natural surrounding
woodlands, croplands, pasturelands, prairielands, wetlands, or water areas,
and where any recreational activities allowed are not for revenue purposes.
(b) "Recreational Activities" include, but are not limited to hunting,
fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking, pleasure
driving, nature study, water skiing, festivals, public gatherings and
visiting historical, archaeological, scenic or scientific sites, or for any
purpose, including but not limited to educational, vocational and religious
activities and assemblies.
(c) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
(d) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
(e) "Person" means any individual, group of individuals, association,
trust, partnership, corporation, person doing business under an assumed
name, county, municipality, the State of Illinois, or any political
subdivision or department thereof, or any other entity.
(f) "License" means a certificate issued by the Department
allowing a person to operate and maintain a campground under the
provisions of this Act and regulations issued hereunder.
(g) "Permit" means a certificate issued by the Department
permitting the construction, alteration and extension of a campground
under the provisions of this Act and the regulations issued hereunder.
(h) "Sanitary Station" means a facility used for removing and disposing
of wastes from holding tanks.
(i) "Service Building" means a structure housing toilet, lavatory and
such other facilities as may be required by this Act and regulations issued
(j) "Recreational Vehicle" means a vehicular-type unit, primarily
designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel
use, which either has its own motive power or is mounted on or drawn by
another vehicle. The basic entities are: travel trailer, camping trailer,
truck camper, motor home and park model home.
(k) "Dependent Recreational Vehicle" means one that is dependent upon a
service building for toilet and lavatory facilities.
(l) "Self-contained Recreational Vehicle" means one that can operate
independent of connections to sewer, water and electric systems. It
contains a water flush toilet, lavatory, and kitchen sink, all of which are
connected to water storage and sewage holding tanks, located within the
(m) "Applicant" means any person making application for a license or
(n) "Owner" means the person in whose name legal title to the property
is recorded, unless the property is held in land trust in which case the
owner is the holder of beneficial title.
(o) "Licensee" means any individual having a license or permit under
this Act, or any member of a firm, partnership, or association to which the
license is issued under this Act and any corporation having a license under
(p) "Campground" means a recreational area where 3 or more tents,
cabins, recreational vehicles or other permanent or non-permanent type
shelters are erected and maintained for camping or where space is provided
for camping, temporary parking of recreational vehicles or placing of
such tents, cabins, recreational vehicles or other permanent or
non-permanent type shelters of any kind for 10 or more persons for 6 or
more camping days during a calendar year. It shall include any structure,
tent, vehicle, enclosure, appurtenances or recreational equipment related to
or used or intended for use as a part of such campground and an area upon
which no more than 4 mobile homes are located for permanent habitation as
defined in the Mobile Home and Mobile Home Park Act.
(q) "Operator" means the person who has been designated by the owner as
responsible on his behalf for the operation and administration of the premises.
(r) "Camping Day" means any 24 hour period or portion thereof during
which the participants remain overnight at the site.
(s) "Camping" means the act of resting or establishing temporary shelter
using a tent, cabin, recreational vehicle or other permanent or
non-permanent type shelter erected or placed on an area of land.
(Source: P.A. 85-959.)