Kankakee River State Park, Bourbonnais

#13 of 37 in Nature in Illinois
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  • This park was gorgeous in Fall. We had a picnic and there was a lot of tables. Kids loved the swing sets all over the park. It is a great place to go for a walk.  more »
  • Just a few miles outside of Kankakee, one is able to escape from both the town and the cornfields and enjoy some riverside tranquility. The flat paved paths are perfect for bicycling. There are also t...  more »
  • Just driving around at the state park. I go by there every day on my way to work. Today I drove through the park and took some pictures. Here are some. Hope they are helpful.  more »
  • It was nice to see, lots of paths and parts to walk to. There are many groves you can have an outdoor event at. Sign by entrance says NO ALCOHOL so I think it's more family-oriented. A lot of the camping groves towards the west end are somewhat disheveled / haven't been maintained in a while I noticed. Either the 2017 season hasn't kicked in or budgetary reasons, call first before planning an outdoor overnighter there.
  • Great place to spend the day outside. TONS of things to do! Great for biking, walking and jogging! Even spending some time in rock creek!
  • Beautiful Park by the river. Couldn't find the morels we were looking for, but we did find a bison preserve nearby AND saw a bald eagle. Pretty slick nature experience
  • I enjoyed sitting on the big rock, my feet in the flowing water. The kids & our dog Axle enjoyed being there. Lots of fun!
  • This park would have have easily been a five star park if it weren't for the swarm of mosquitos living in the grass. It's right by the river, has play structures all over, plenty of picnic places, but I left covered in mosquito bites. Definitely bring some bug spray if you're coming here.

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