Big River State Forest


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Big River State Forest


Location:Western Illinois, in Henderson County, 6 miles north of Oquawka on the Oquawka-Keithsburg blacktop.
Facilities:Tent and trailer campsites (primitive), equestrian campground, horse rentals, picnic areas, shelters, 3 boat ramps, hiking trail, horseback riding trails, snowmobile trails, scenic roadways.
Activities:Camping (including equestrian and group camping), boating, fishing, ice fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Forest is managed primarily to demonstrate sound forestry practices. A prominent landmark in the forest is its fire tower. In addition, to separate the forest into manageable components, 60 miles of firebreaks interlace Big River State Forest. When fires aren't a threat, hikers and horseback riders use the firebreaks as trails.
Address:RR 1, Box 118
Keithsburg, IL 61442

Phone:309-374-2496
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/BIGRIVER.HTM
Size: 2,900 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.