Kickapoo State Recreation Area


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Kickapoo State Recreation Area


Location:Vermilion County, near Danville; accessible via I-74.
Facilities:184 sites for tent and trailer camping (about half with electrical hookups), a limited number of primitive walk-in sites, 2 shower buildings, 12 boat ramps, boat and canoe rentals, concession, restaurant, hiking and biking trails, 6 main picnic areas with shelters, drinking water, and playground equipment, horse rentals.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), canoeing, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice fishing, ice skating.
Special Features:Kickapoo State Recreation Area is apparently the first park in the nation built on strip-mine land. Through the rejuvenative powers of nature, a landscape once devastated by nearly a century of strip mining now features 22 clear, deep-water ponds and thickly forested land that provides habitat for a variety of birds, animals, and wildflowers.
Address:10906 Kickapoo Park Rd
Oakwood, IL 61858

Phone:217-442-4915
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R3/KICKAPOO.HTM
Size: 2,842 acres.

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the concession operation at kickapoo state recreation area will be authorized to rent, sell, serve or dispense food, confections, hot and cold nonalcoholic beverages, souvenirs, canoe, kayak, inner tube and boat rental, boating equipment, fishing and hunting licenses, marine, fishing, picnic and camping supplies and to install vending machines around the exterior of the concession building.
Notes: a mandatory vendor conference will be held on wednesday, october 19, 2016 at 11:00 am at the kickapoo state recreation area, concession building, 1 clear pond, oakwood, il 61858.