Once a scarred wasteland ravaged by turn-of-the-century strip-mine operations, Kickapoo State State Recreation Area's 2,842 acres now provide an outdoor playground with something to appeal to every member of the family. Twenty two deep water ponds, ranging in size from 0.2 of an acre to 57 acres, provide a total of 221 acres of water for boaters,canoeists and anglers. Lushly forested uplands and bottomlands along the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River is habitat for enough birds, wildlife and wildflowers to please any nature lover, while nature trails and running trails provide pathways to inspiration and physical fitness. If you want a less demanding excursion in the outdoors, there are facilities for camping and picnicking.
10906 Kickapoo Park Rd.
Phone Number - Main: (217) 442-4915
Web Address: dnr.state.il.us
Directions and Attractions
Highway: I-74 Oakwood exit north
Admission Price(s): Free
Parking: On-site Free
Hours of Operation: Winter - Daily: 8am-5pm Summer - Daily: 8am-10pm
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