Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers Ferguson Hartley Memorial Trask Bridge Four Lakes Pecatonica River Pecatonica Wetlands Crooked River Grove Creek Seward Bluffs Klehm Forest Preserve Severson Dells Fuller Memorial Cedar Cliff Indian Hill Hinchliff Memorial Kilbuck Bluffs Trailside Kishwaukee Gorge South Kishwaukee Gorge North Rockford Rotary Kishwaukee River Oak Ridge Blackhawk Springs Deer Run Espenscheid Memorial McKiski County Line Kieselburg Roland Olson Stone Bridge Clayton Andrews Ledges Hononegah J. Norman Jensen Millrace Isle Macktown Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve Headquarters


Fees for November 1, 2021- October 31, 2022


$2.00 Convenience Fee Charged with Online Purchases or with Credit/Debit Card Purchase in the Office for Below Services.


Daily reservation small shelter (up to 80 people)
Daily reservation large shelter (up to 300 people)$100$125
Daily reservation large shelter with electric (up to 300 people)$115$145
Daily reservation large shelter or large shelter with electric (over 300 people)$500$600

Note: over 300, you must contact the office at (815)877-6100 to reserve. Reservation will require an opening in the schedule for day of and day after planned date. Forest Preserve District will provide one port-o-let along with one garbage dumpster. (Rate includes: shelter for day of and day after, port-o-let and garbage dumpster.)

Ground Use Permits

 Resident Non-Resident
Rides & Amusements (maximum 5)$35$35
Building use permits per day - Headquarters, Pecatonica Study Center$50$50
Other ground use permits (designated areas, tents, etc.)$25$40
Special Use Permits (commercial videography, weddings)$25 and up$25 and up
Construction Permits$100 and up$100 and up
Annual Commercial Photography Permit$100$125
Daily Commercial Photography Permit$25$35


Note: All campers must be established and registered by 10:00 P.M. A fee will be collected and separate permits will be issued for each unit.

FEES ResidentNon-resident
Cash or Check Only at Campground
(Credit Card for Online Purchases Only)
Sugar River$15/unit$25/unit
Senior (62 and over) & disabled$13/unit$23/unit
Electric hookup (additional) $8/unit$8/unit
Primitive-Senior (62 and over) & disabled$11/unit$21/unit
3 unit per site maximum (Tent-max of 3; RV-max of 1 & up to 2 tents)
Seward Bluffs & Hononegah$13/unit$23/unit
Senior (62 and over) & disabled$11/unit$21/unit
Electric hookup (additional) $8/unit$8/unit
3 unit per site maximum (Tent-max of 3; RV-max of 1 & up to 2 tents)
Organized Youth Group Camping by reservation only (per weekend reservation)
50 or less people$25$35
Over 50 people$35$45
Firewood from host (when available)$7/bundle$7/bundle
Non-camper dump station use fee$20$30


Bridle tag seasonal each rider (mid-April to mid-November)$50$75
Bridle tag daily each rider$10$15
Camping per night (Oak Ridge and Seward Bluffs Forest Preserves only) per unit$12$17

Model Airplane Flying Permit

Individual Only (calendar year) per person$30$40
Day Pass 1 - day$7$9
Day Pass 2 - day (consecutive)$10$13
Day Pass 3 - day (consecutive)$12$16

Metal Detectors

Individual Only (calendar year) per person$25$35


Individual Only (calendar year) per person$20$20