Paul Wolff Campground

38W235 Big Timber Rd.
Elgin, IL


Paul Wolff Campground is located within Burnidge Forest Preserve, one mile west of Randall Road on Big Timber Road, at 38W235 Big Timber Rd., Elgin, IL. Paul Wolff 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 89 improved, vehicle camp sites with 50/30/20-amp electrical service, water access, parking pad and fire ring. Improved camp sites are available to vehicle campers or tent campers. Each improved site is capable of handling a 50-foot motorhome. There are also 5 equestrian camp sites, where you may camp with your horse(s); and 10 primitive, wooded sites for tent camping only, away from the main camping area. Primitive sites do not have electric service and are available, weather permitting.

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 (included with camp reservation, for those 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 OPEN for equestrian use at this preserve.

An RTP Grant awarded in 2008 provided the District with additional funding for the development of the expanded campground and trail system.

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

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