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Sugar River

Sugar River is a 529-acre tract containing a campground, two picnic shelterhouses, a playground and an extensive trail system. This scenic preserve offers a variety of habitats to hike, canoe and explore: woodlands, sand prairie, wetlands and river. Sugar River is the site of the District’s primitive camping area for tent camping right along the river. The shower house facilities at this preserve enhance the camping experience. Entrance at dead-end of Forest Preserve Road.

Acres: 529
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 181
Shelterhouses: 2
River View: Stone shelter with fireplace, 80 max. people, 8 tables, 48 seats, No electricity, vehicle access.
Sand Bluffs: Wood shelter, 132 max. people, 16 tables, 96 seats, No electricity, Vehicle access.
Playground Equipment: Yes
Ball Fields: No
Horseback Trails: Yes
Hiking Trails(miles): 6.0
Campground Sites: 82
Boat Launches: 0
Canoe Access: Yes
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Youth Camp
Donated Land: No
Natural Areas: Yes
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

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Campground Map

Download a printable campground map here.

Download a printable primitive campground map here.


10127 Forest Preserve Road, Durand, IL 61024
9 miles west of Rockton. Rockton Road to Forest Preserve Road. Preserve is at dead-end of Forest Preserve Road.

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