Big Rock Campground

46W499 Granart Rd.
Big Rock, IL


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.

2019 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.

Campground Satisfaction Survey Preserve Map Horseback Riding Area


Campgrounds are open from May 1 - Oct. 31.


  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • 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.