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Crystal Lake Recreation Park

Rock Falls, IL - Whiteside County
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Crystal Lake Recreation Park has long been a tourist destination in Rock Falls. The property includes a man-made lake for swimming and play, a go-kart track, aqua-golf range, an RV park and a campground.  Visit the park’s website for up-to-date posts on the Crystal Lake campground.

Our new RV Park, right across from our beach, has easy access to all of our recreational amenities. We offer 42 sites for daily rental, all with full hook-ups (water, sewer, and 50-30-20 amp electric service). Wi-Fi internet is available. These are some of the BIGGEST sites that you will find in a private park, all a very spacious 55 x 65 ft. in size, with some back-ins and some pull-thrus. Our sites are designed to accommodate large RVs and are not ideally suited for tents. The camping area includes a new recreation building, a 40 x 40 ft. meeting room, laundry room, and video games for all ages. Probably the best features of the new camping area are the 6 family-style bathrooms – rarely found at even the finest RV parks anywhere in the country.

At Crystal Lake Park, we offer 350 feet of sandy beach that is impeccably groomed on a daily basis, surrounding a lake where the word “crystal” also describes the clarity of the water. The beach rivals what you might find at many 5-star oceanside resorts, where you walk and enjoy that feeling of the sand between your toes. Our lake offers so much more than just swimming and sunbathing. We have a collection of toys that are designed to appeal to just about everybody in the family.
We offer:
• Four Slides
• Water Mat
• Rolling Log
• Aqua Duel (with a slide)
• Water Trampoline (with a slide and log)
• Aqua Tower (30 ft. long and 12 ft. high, with a slide and cliff)
• The Blob (which can launch users as high as 16 feet!)
•Kayak rentals

Shore fishing in the deeper end of our lake is another recreational option. With a maximum depth of 32 ft., our lake is stocked with largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and brown trout. It also supports a native catfish population. An Illinois fishing license is required.

Our Snack Bar will satisfy your appetite with pizza, hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, shaved iced and more!

We are your all-in-one outdoor recreation resource in Northwestern Illinois. With easy access from Exits 41 or 44 off I-88, the park is located adjacent to the Hennepin Canal Parkway and offers 70 miles of canoeing and kayaking in a slow current, along with a paved bike path that runs adjacent to the canal itself. Need a canoe or kayak? We rent those for just $10.00 per hour, and we can shuttle you the short half-mile to the launch site. 

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