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Ogle County

White Pines State Park

6712 West Pines Road
Mt Morris, IL 61054
The 385-acre park is perfect for family getaways to enjoy hiking, fishing, camping and picnicking. With serene, picturesque beauty, and…
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Whiteside County

Hennepin Canal State Parkway

209 Emmons Ave
Rock Falls, IL 61071
The Hennepin Feeder Canal extends from Rock Falls to Sheffield IL. The Hennepin Canal Feeder opens the door to the…
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Ogle County

Castle Rock State Park

Illinois Route 2 South
Oregon, IL
Castle Rock State Park is located three miles south of Oregon on Highway 2. The 2,000-acre park includes rock formations,…
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Lee County

Nachusa Grasslands

8772 South Lowden Road
Franklin Grove, IL
In the fall of 2014, 30 bison were relocated to the Nachusa Grasslands where they safely roam thousands of fenced-in acres.…
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Carroll County

Mississippi Palisades State Park

16327A IL Route 84
Savanna, IL
Located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple rivers in northwestern Illinois, the 2,500-acre Mississippi Palisades State Park is…
Ogle County

Bald Hill Preserve

5502 North Silver Creek Road
Mt Morris, IL 61054
The Bald Hill Preserve is 160 acres located at 5502 North Silver Creek Road in rural Mt Morris and is…
Ogle County

Edward F. Vassallo Land & Water Reserve

7578 W Pines Rd
Mt Morris, IL 61054
The Edward F. Vassallo Land and Water Reserve is a privately owned reserve located adjacent to White Pines State Forest. …
Lee County

Lowell Park

2114 Lowell Park Road
Dixon, IL 61021
Lowell Park encompasses 240 acres along the Rock River and includes Nature Center, rest rooms, parking, boat launches with Rock…
Ogle County

He-Leo Two Rivers Preserve

Adjacent to Rockvale Twp Bldg IL Rt 2
Byron, IL 61010
 The He-Leo Two Rivers Preserve adjoins a previously owned property called the He-Leo Preserve.  The entrance is adjacent to the…
Whiteside County

Big Bend State Fish & Wildlife Area

12010 Vandamme Rd
Prophetstown, IL 61277
Located in Whiteside County, 4 miles west of Prophetstown, Big Bend contains 1,188 acres. It's open for hunting, hiking, and…
Ogle County

Lowden State Park

1411 North River Road
Oregon, IL
 One of the most picturesque sites along the Rock River is just north of Oregon in Ogle County. This 207-acre state park has restrooms, hiking…
Ogle County

Lowden-Miller State Forest

Nashua Road
Oregon, IL
2,225-acre state forest with miles of scenic marked trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-county skiing. Hunting.
Ogle County

Byron Forest Preserve and Jarrett Prairie Center

7993 North River Road
Byron, IL 61010
The Byron Forest Preserve has hundreds of acres of prairie and woodlands for all to appreciate. The landscape provides an…
Whiteside County

Prophetstown State Park

Riverside Drive
Prophetstown, IL 61277
Prophetstown State Park/Recreation area, along the south bank of the Rock River, is a scenic and historic area offering a variety of recreational facilities. The…
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…
Whiteside County

Leisure Lake Campground

2304 French Street
Rock Falls, IL 61071
68 full hook-up sites, of which 32 are pull thru. All are 20- and 30-amp hook-up (50-amp available). Full laundry. Located around a 10-acre stocked…
Lee County

Green River State Wildlife Area

375 Game Road
Harmon, IL
2,565 acres, rest rooms, parking, dump station, camping, hiking, horse trails, hunting.   The Green River State Wildlife Area is…
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
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

RKR & Associates Arboretum

9585 Henry Road
Morrison, IL
This seven-acre mini arboretum has over 250 varieties of trees, shrubs and perennials. The landscape architect owner has also planted…

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