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 - October 15, each year.

Camp sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. Payment is accepted via cash, check and credit card. Check-out is at 2 p.m., each day.

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

Firewood (available at Campground office):
Bundle: $5

Note: 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.

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

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.

For more information, please view our Camping brochure. For more information about camp site availability and conditions, call our campground hotline at (630) 444-1200.

Camping Brochure Campground Satisfaction Survey Preserve Map Horseback Riding Area


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