Named for the Potawatomi chief who briefly held a small parcel of this land 10 years after the 1832 BlackHawk War, Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area is off U.S. 30, midway between DeKalb and LaSalle- Peru. The 1,550 acres of rolling prairie features a 318 acre fishing lake. The beautiful scenery of grass-covered meadows and woodlands makes for a great hiking and camping location. An interpretive nature trail with a cassette tape helps guide visually-impaired visitors. Boating, fishing, winter sports and picnicking are all popular activities here. Phone (815) 824-2106
Posted by: TrailAPI
on January 3, 2013
Fishing, hiking, nature observation, camping, winter sports and picnicking.
The park amenities include electrical hookups, water hookups, picnic tables, fire rings, a dump station, and two rentable cabins. Pets OK.
Q: How much does it cost -Guest
A: $25 per night.
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Reviewed by Carol Kopca on June 20, 2012
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If you are looking for a campground that can house both campers and tents...this is it. The sites are spacious (for tents; not sure for campers but they appear to be) for a large two room tent,fire pit (concrete), pinic table, amp, and a large SUV! Sites are extremely clean and kept that way! Hosts are always friendly and available. Quiet hour (after 10:30pm I believe) is STRICTLY ENFORCED! I know for sure because we had a park ranger poke our tent once because we were giggling (had twin 5 yr old at the time) like crazy! Whoops, but good to know! Lake has great fishing that can be done off pier, off shore and with a short drive to other side of lake by rental boat or your own. Bathrooms..a big deal for some people...ARE FANTASTIC! Other than the stray spider the bathrooms are super clean! Stone type stall doors (like in a major store bathroom) for each shower. Water always hot! Pressure is great too! Hand dryers and plenty of sink room with mirror. Both men and women's have a handicap shower stall too! Small campstore onsite but there is a grocery store just a half mile out of park. If you are looking for a no frills, non crowded, good fishing, clean camp ground...SHABBONA IS IT!! Good rates too!!
If you need to see for yourself...go to: http://shabbonalake.com/index.php/camping/camp-site-pictures-site-2-150/ THEY HAVE TAKEN A PICTURE OF EVERY SITE THEY HAVE!!!! Told you they were clean!!
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Response by James Tracy on February 21, 2014
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Isn't it kind of creepy for someone to just walk up and poke your tent for giggling?
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