Ogle County
Jack's Landing

Jack's Landing

corner of 2nd & Lafayette St
Oregon, IL 61061
Owned and operated by the Oregon Park District, Jacks Landing is a 10 acre site located at the corner of…
Whiteside County
Thomas Park

Thomas Park

2301 12th Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
 Outdoor Basketball Courts, Outdoor Ice Skating, Picnic Area, Playground Equipment and Open Play Areas.
whiteside County
Lawrence Park

Lawrence Park

13650 Avenue G
Sterling, Illinois 61071
Free Boat Launching, Fishing, Horseshoe Courts, Picnic Areas, Playground Equipment, Open Play Areas, Shelters
Ogle County
Oregon Park East

Oregon Park East

120 River Road
Oregon, IL
Oregon Park East is a 23-acre site that is divided by River Road. There is access above and below the…
Ogle County
Lyle Kunde Recreation Area / Lake Sule

Lyle Kunde Recreation Area / Lake Sule

735 North Second
Rochelle, IL
90-acre recreation area includes Lake Sule, boat launches, fishing, parking and restrooms.
Whiteside County

Morrison-Rockwood State Park

18750 Lake Road
Morrison, IL 61270
Camping at Morrison-Rockwood State Park is sure to delight all who love the out-of-doors. Ninety-two camping sites are available in heavily wooded areas of the…
Lee County

Franklin Creek State Natural Area

1872 Twist Road
Franklin Grove, IL
This 664-acre nature preserve and park offers a variety of recreational opportunities: hiking (4.5 miles of trails), equestrian area that…
Carroll County
U.S.A.C.E. Big Slough

U.S.A.C.E. Big Slough

Riverview Road
Thomson, IL
Mississippi River boat launching with canoe access, fishing, restrooms and parking lot.
Carroll County
55,000 total acres: fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, boat launches and wildlife/bird observation area. Don't miss the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center…
Whiteside County

Centennial Park

East 11th Street and Avenue D
Rock Falls, IL
The Coloma Township Park District offers the rental of paddle boats and canoes in a unique area of the Centennial…
Whiteside County
Cattail Slough

Cattail Slough

Diamond Road
Fulton, IL
Mississippi River boat launching, parking, restrooms, fishing.

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