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Kankakee River State Park, Bourbonnais

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#13 of 36 in Nature in Illinois
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  • The Kankakee State Park has walking and biking paths. If you care to explore you can walk Rock Creek and find the hidden waterfall. There are numerous places to have picnics. The Kankakee River also r...  more »
  • I have been the the Kankakee State park many times in my life, Everytime i go it is More beautiful then the previous visit. If you are the type of person who wants to be at one with Nature the the kan...  more »
  • I was surprised how beautiful park it is. On one sunny afternoon we just decide to go over there and see. Fallen leafs everywhere, colorful trees and amazing views on river. Definitely will come back ...  more »
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  • 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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