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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