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Get Away to Campgrounds and Enjoy Guided Nature Hikes


It’s the ideal time of year to relax and connect with nature at one of the forest preserve district’s four campgrounds: Hononegah, Sugar River, Seward Bluffs and Pecatonica River. Some of the river-side primitive camp sites at Sugar River may be closed due to flooding, but Pecatonica River is an excellent alternative. Enjoy the quiet, tall pines and winding forest trails at Pec River campground. Electricity is currently unavailable at Pecatonica River, however it is an ideal site for a classic tent or pop-up camping get away.


Learn about our rich natural communities and wildlife by joining guided hikes at each campground. These programs are intended for all ages and anybody can attend, camping that weekend or not. It promises to be a fun time. Plus there is rumor that the yo-yo master will be performing while people are gathering to start the program, so come early! Call 815-335-2915 for meeting spot.


Learn from our Roving Naturalist at one of these educational programs:


Owl Prowls (start time 7:30pm)


Friday, July 12, Hononegah Forest Preserve


Saturday, July 13, Seward Bluff Forest Preserve Saturday,


July 27, Hononegah Forest Preserve



Campground Walkarounds (start time 9:30am)


Saturday, July 13, Pecatonica River Forest Preserve


Saturday, July 27, Pecatonica River Forest Preserve


Saturday, August 17, Sugar River Forest


See our camping web page for more information.