Campton is one of the largest preserves in the system. The preserve stretches 1.25 miles from Town Hall Road to La Fox Road. This feature has become significant because of the uses that have evolved. The length has allowed snowmobiling and horseback riding to reach their potential. Then activities can disperse about the preserve for user enjoyment. Some of the most beautiful vistas in the county are found across Campton.
The site is varied with numerous slopes. Farming activities destroyed many of the natural features, however, the potential for reforestation and habitat restoration is great. One of the Districts earliest prairie recreation began on crop land in 1986.
Campton features equestrian and snowmobile trails, a shelter, parking area and restrooms for public use.
Campton is located on Town Hall Road, approximately 6 miles west of Randall Road. It has several bridle paths that wind througout the park, and a horse trail that joins Campton with LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve.
This preserve includes a horseback riding area. Most horse trails are natural surface, mowed grass paths. Limestone screenings trails and asphalt bike trails are available in some of the preserves. These are multi-use trails shared with runners, bicyclists, dog walkers etc. Horse riders are required to stay on designated, forest preserve-maintained trails. Trail riding is not allowed in restricted natural areas, Illinois Nature Preserves, picnic areas or in farmed areas. To prevent trail damage during wet weather, trails may be temporarily closed. Individual forest preserves will post a sign at the entrance when horse trails are closed. Trails are currently OPEN for equestrian use at this preserve.