Big Rock Campground

46W499 Granart Rd.
Big Rock, IL


Big Rock Campground sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. Payment is accepted via cash or check, only. Credit cards are not accepted. 

Social-Distancing Guidelines: Due to the pandemic, we ask all campground patrons to comply with social-distancing guidelines: avoid close contact with others not part of your group; wear a mask in common areas or when you cannot maintain six feet of distance from others; stay home if you are sick, cover coughs and sneezes, and frequently clean your hands. Thank you for your cooperation

The campground contains 109 camp sites including 96 improved, vehicle campsites complete with 50-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: $20/day
Nonresidents: $35/day

Primitive camp site:
Kane County residents: $12/day
Nonresidents: $18/day

Equestrian camp site (with electric and water):
Kane County residents: $15/day
Nonresidents: $25/day

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

Bundle: $5

Firewood is available at the campground office for $5 per bundle. Outside firewood is allowed to be brought into the campground, however, all firewood must either be completely burned or left on site. No firewood will be allowed to be taken off site, due to the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine and restrictions by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Camp sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not taken.

Big Rock Campground only accepts cash and checks for payment. Credit cards are not accepted. Check-out is at 2 p.m., each day.

For more information on Big Rock Campground within Big Rock Forest Preserve, or Paul Wolff Campground within Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin, please view our Camping brochure.

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 OPEN for equestrian use at this campground/preserve.

Campground Satisfaction Survey Preserve Map Horseback Riding Area


Campgrounds are open from May 1 - late October.


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


Big Rock Campground opened in the summer of 2013. This project was partially funded by an IDNR OSLAD and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant.