Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area


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Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area


Location:Northwest Illinois, in Stephenson County, just west of IL 73, 6 miles south of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line and 3 miles north of Lena.
Facilities:RV and tent campsites (many with electrical hookups), equestrian campground, youth group camping area, restrooms, picnic areas, 2 picnic shelters, concession, trails (8.5 miles), canoe and paddleboat rentals, boat ramp, small swimming beach, fishing pier (é).
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, hunting (limited), ice fishing, sledding, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Park is named for the nearby village of Lena and the Latin word for water. A good variety of woodland wildflowers, including Dutchman's breeches, blood root, and bluebells, cover the ground in the spring and early summer. Squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, and other small animals are often seen in the wooded areas, and deer are also frequently sighted. Observant visitors might also catch a glimpse of a badger. At the center of the park is a stocked, manmade lake.
Address:8542 N Lake Rd
Lena, IL 61048

Phone:815-369-4282
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/LEAQUANA.HTM
Size: 715 acres.

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