Kankakee River State Park, Bourbonnais

4.4
#14 of 38 in Nature in Illinois
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  • August 6, 2017
    I was here for an event. We did some meditation. It had a nice path to walk and I saw a lot of bicyclists. It was peaceful sitting down by the river. It was a shame campsites were closed for renovatio...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Good for bike trail. Most famous hiking trail of the park named Rock Creek doesn't seem to get many visitors too. It was good enough near the river but is not well maintained in other areas. Restrooms...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    Very scenic, mostly paved bike/walking trails. Restrooms are not very clean and there are no concessions.  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    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!
  • May 19, 2017
    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
  • June 9, 2017
    I enjoyed sitting on the big rock, my feet in the flowing water. The kids & our dog Axle enjoyed being there. Lots of fun!
  • June 2, 2017
    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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