Elgin, Illinois

Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve

Elgin, Illinois



38W235 Big Timber Rd.
Elgin, Illinois
Phone: (630) 232-5980

Sites: 90
Recent Rate: $15 6/2015

Latitude: 42.0730203771182
Longitude: -88.3597239362998

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

30 Reviews

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GuyNS

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a two week stay here over Memorial day. Could not rave more about how great this campground is! Very clean and quiet, plenty of trails to explore. Employees were very helpful and friendly.

Only negative thing I could say about the park is their 2 week maximum stay within a 3 week period policy, but I think that is a township policy and they have no control over it. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If you only need a place for a couple of weeks, avoid all those other expensive campgrounds; you can't beat Paul Wolff in quality or pricing.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Connie's Co-Owner

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay at this park every year when we come back to visit friends. It is the only park in the area but even if it weren't we would stay here. We love it. The sites are large. The hosts are friendly. Satellite and antenna reception are great. There are no showers but the washrooms are clean. There is no sewer but there are 2 dumps. The park is pet friendly. The sites in the shade are in the front of the park where it tends to be more crowded. This park also has equestrian sites and handicap sites. There are trails to walk and the park itself is large and provides plenty of walking area. Our wish is that it had sewer hook up and that you were allowed to stay for more then 2 weeks at a time. During the week the park is not usually crowded but people start coming in for the weekend on Thursday evening and some stay till Monday. There are also quite a few people staying in the primitive tent sites, especially on the weekend. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

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Roger H.

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very attractive park: lots of space between sites which are paved, long and level. Friendly staff. Shared water sources make for long water hose hook ups for some sites. Easy access from I-90. Lots of grass and trees. Two dump sites. Very enjoyable setting for a brief get away or a spot to tour the Chicago area. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

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rovingnomad100

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very large sites. We stayed for 5 days in a back-in site. Lots of trees but no problem getting our satellite. Very well groomed park. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will stay here again. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

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Connie's Co-Owner

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this park. The sites are spacious and open. It is the only park anywhere around the Elgin area. There are no reservations taken and a 14 day maximum stay within a 21 day period. There is no sewer hook up, but there are 2 dump stations. There are restrooms, but no showers. There are 5 equestrian camp sites. Satellite and antenna signal are easily picked up. The campground gets busy starting on Thursday for the weekend, but clears out again on Monday. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

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judb

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park with spacious sites. Plus it is one of the cleanest, most well-maintained public parks we've seen. Clean restroom, but no showers. Not all sites have water and those that do may take at least a 50' hose to connect. They do not take reservations. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

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fulltimervtravel

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the nicest park in the Chicagoland area. We stay here yearly visiting the city, relatives, and friends. The camp host is the best. The county takes super good care of the park. The restrooms are spotless. The sites are large. Bring an extension hose, a "Y", and water filter (high iron content). It is hard to find good accommodations in large metro areas. We are always so appreciative of the park. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

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bugman

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice level sites, shade if you want it, easy access, clean restrooms. So why am I giving it a 5? NO SHOWERS! With the lack of campgrounds anywhere close to the city of Chicago, this place would boom... and be a 8 or 9 if they would just build some public showers. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

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cobragt23

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this campground! It is truly a gem! Quiet, feels like the "country" but close to everything in the Chicago area. It is always well-maintained, nice paved parking pads. We will stay here again when in the Chicago area. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

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Jim & Vic

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Huge sites without sewer hookup. Didn't find any showers on site. Beautiful layout, some sites wooded and others in open area allows easy roof-top satellite use. Wonderful staff. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

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kgk

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I'd give it a 9 if they had sewer connections. Hosts were friendly and helpful. County supervisors were also friendly and helpful. Used as a base for Chicago, but it is a long drive into the city. The Kennedy Expressway is often slow. Will stay here again. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

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rvrose

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The Woodall's we were using said this park had 48 sites, with 8 having electricity. Completely wrong! There are 90 sites, all with 50 Amp service and water. It is a beautiful campground. A real gem. Anytime we are passing through Chicago and need a campground, this is the one we'll use. It is really terrific. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

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BigRigTravelerUSA

Review Count: 240
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful Kane County park with maximum stay of two weeks. Sites and roads are asphalt with some primitive grass sites for tents. Nice wide sites with grass in between them and some are not very level. There are also a few long pull thru sites. Newer section has flush toilets but there are no showers apparently on the premises. The older section has more shade trees and nicer grass. There are two dump stations. Sites available on first-come, first-served basis with no reservations. It fills up with lots of activity during the weekend, but fairly quiet during the week. Lots of walking and horse trails with a small public access pond. Camp host was very nice. We will stay again. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

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brettsmith

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful Kane County park. Close to the Fox River that has walking and bike paths. Also close to many small towns with quaint downtown areas. The park had 50 amp and water but not sewer. They have had a great deal of rain in the area so the mosquito's were on the attack which affected outdoor activity. There is a train system that can take you to downtown Chicago. It is the furthest stop out to the suburbs so the ride is an hour plus but still easier than driving. The camp was quiet and had easy access trails for hiking. Also has an equestrian trail and camping area. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Motorhome.

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fulltimervtravel

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the nicest, closest park to Chicago. We stayed here last year. The staff is great. The restrooms are super clean. The spaces are huge. It is convenient to all the major stores in Algonquin, plus two miles from the Randall Road exit on I-90. Close to public transit as well to get into downtown Chicago without a car. We camped at Burnidge & Paul Wolff Forest Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

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