The Forest Preserve District of Kane County encourages horse and mule owners to try an overnight camp out with their animals, during one of two free equestrian camping days at district campgrounds.
There will be no charge for those camping with horses or mules on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Paul Wolff Campground, and Saturday, Oct. 8, at Big Rock Campground.
Equestrian camping amenities include larger parking areas, water access, fire rings, picnic shelter and restrooms.
The free equestrian camp days are a savings of $15 per day for Kane County residents or $25 per day for nonresidents.
Big Rock Campground, 46W499 Granart Road in Big Rock, includes four equestrian camp sites, and more than 10 miles of trails open for riding, partially in the adjacent forest preserve.
Paul Wolff Campground includes the same camping amenities but has five equestrian camp sites, along with 9 miles of trails open for riding. It is located within Burnidge Forest Preserve, 38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin.