Big Rock Campground

46W499 Granart Rd.
Big Rock, IL


Big Rock Campground, part of Big Rock Forest Preserve, is located at 46W499 Granart Rd., Big Rock, IL. The campground is open seasonally, May 1 through the third Sunday in October, each year. 

Beginning with the 2024 season, online reservations are required with payment via credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Online reservations open April 1, 2024, at 9 a.m. Central time. Visit to register.

Check-in time for all campsites is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 12 p.m.

The campground contains 109 camp sites including 96 improved, vehicle campsites complete with 50/30/20-amp electrical service, water access, parking pads and fire rings, 9 primitive, tent-only sites without electric access, and four equestrian camp sites.

Camp fees are as follows:

Improved camp site (with electric and water):
Kane County residents: $26/day
Nonresidents: $41/day

Primitive camp site:
Kane County residents: $18/day
Nonresidents: $24/day

Equestrian camp site (with electric and water):
Kane County residents: $21/day
Nonresidents: $31/day

Dump station (not registered):
Kane County residents: $15
Nonresidents: $15

Firewood (available at Campground office):
Bundle: $10

Note: Outside firewood is allowed to be brought into the campground. 

This campground/preserve includes a horseback riding area. Most horse trails are natural surface, mowed grass paths. Limestone screenings trails and asphalt bike trails are available in some of the preserves. These are multi-use trails shared with runners, bicyclists, dog walkers etc. Horse riders are required to stay on designated, forest preserve-maintained trails. Trail riding is not allowed in restricted natural areas, Illinois Nature Preserves, picnic areas or in farmed areas. To prevent trail damage during wet weather, trails may be temporarily closed. Individual forest preserves will post a sign at the entrance when horse trails are closed. Trails are currently CLOSED for equestrian use at this campground/preserve.

Big Rock Campground was partially funded by an IDNR OSLAD and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant.

For more information, call our campground hotline at (630) 444-1200.

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  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnic Areas
  • Shelters