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Camping

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County provides three campgrounds for general public use. The campgrounds provide paved access roads, running water, electric hookups, restrooms, and dump stations.

Campgrounds

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Sugar River

10127 Forest Preserve Road, Durand, IL 61024

All 70 sites in the main campground at Sugar River may be reserved online. Reservations MUST be made 7 days in advance.

Primitive sites are on a first-come first-served basis.

​Please register at the attendant building, or in the absence of attendant, please use the self-registration station.

Click here for the campground map

Click here for the primitive campground map (non-reservable)

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Seward Bluffs

16999 Comly Road, Seward, IL 61077

All 47 sites at Seward Bluffs may be reserved online. Online reservations MUST be made 7 days in advance.

Please register with the campground host or in the absence of a host, please use the self-registration station.

Click here for the campground map.

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Hononegah

#80 Hononegah Road, Rockton, IL 61072

No reservations available for sites at Hononegah, sites are on a first-come first-served basis. The host will register campers on a per unit basis after the units are established.

Click here for the campground map.

Fees

Resident / Non-resident

Sugar River                                

Senior (62+) & disabled   

Electric hookup (additional)         

Primitive                                       

Primitive-Senior (62+) & disabled

3 unit per site maximum (Tent-max of 3; RV-max of 1 & up to 2 tents)

Firewood from attendant/staff when available

Non-camper dump station use fee

$17/unit          $27/unit
$15/unit          $25/unit
$10/unit           $10/unit
$15/unit          $25/unit
$13/unit           $23/unit


           $8/bundle   
     $25               $35

Resident / Non-resident

Seward Bluffs & Hononegah                                

Senior (62+) & disabled   

Electric hookup (additional)         

3 unit per site maximum (Tent-max of 3; RV-max of 1 & up to 2 tents)

Firewood from attendant/staff when available

Non-camper dump station use fee

$15/unit       $25/unit
$13/unit        $
23/unit
$10/unit        $10/unit


         $8/bundle
   $25               $35

 

Resident / Non-resident

Organized Youth Group Camping by reservation only (per weekend reservation)

(Hononegah, Pecatonica River, Rockford Rotary, and Sugar River)

25 or less people

Over 25 people  (Rockford Rotary Only)    

$35                   $45
$35+                 $45+

(over 25 people - base rate plus $1.00 per person over 25 people)

PLEASE NOTE: Water at the campgrounds will be shut off towards the end of the season when freezing temperatures arrive. There is not a specific date, the decision is made depending on weather conditions.

Protect the Flora and Fauna

The very name "Preserve" implies protection and freedom from harm. It is therefore unlawful to hunt, collect or injure any tree, shrub, flower, or wildlife. Fish, the only exception, may be taken in accordance with posted regulations. No nails or screws shall be driven into trees. :)

Camp Fire

Trash

Rubbish or garbage must be wrapped and placed in waste receptacles.

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