Outdoors & Recreation State Parks, Preserves, & Forests

Hennepin Canal State Parkway

Rock Falls, IL - Whiteside County

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The Hennepin Feeder Canal extends from Rock Falls to Sheffield IL. The Hennepin Canal Feeder opens the door to the parkway with miles of bike and hiking paths, canoeing, fishing and historical sites along the way. At the mouth of the feeder is Rock Falls’ Hydroelectic Plant completed in 1988 and is the first such constructed in Illinois since 1927. Enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, boating & canoeing

 

 

 

 

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