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Sugar River Campground


Most of the developed portion of this preserve is built on a large sand terrace overlooking the Sugar River. Purchased in 1925, workers in the Public Works Administration program built stone walls and the picturesque Riverview Shelterhouse. The pine tree campground has individual campsites nestled throughout a large pine plantation. A shower house is available. The preserve also offers primitive camping along the river’s edge. Canoes can be launched near the camping area. A scenic hiking trail loop meanders through this unique preserve and takes the hiker through a variety of natural features. Host on duty in campground May-October. There are 80 sites (5-50 amp, 58-30 amp, & 12 primitive), dump station, playground, basketball, volleyball, & horseshoe pits.

  • cost_from: $13
  • cost_to: $25
  • directions: 9 miles west of Rockton. Rockton Road to Forest Preserve Road. Preserve is at dead end of Forest Preserve Road.
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