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Morrison-Rockwood State Park, IL

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Oct 17 2014   Later Dates


A trip to pictureesque Morrison-Rockwood State Park offers many memorable experiences. Once inside, choose from a variety of recreational opportunities. Beautiful Lake Carlton, a stream-fed reservoir is one of Illinois top fisheries. Muskie, Walley, Catfish, Bluegill & Crappie are just some of the fish caught at Lake Carlton. From mid April to mid October we offer a Boat Rental / Bait Sales with a full service resturant. The site offers over 14 miles of Equestrian trails and over 4 miles of Hiking Trails. We have a two lane boat ramp for anyone wishing to bring a boat . We offer several picnic areas with picnic tables and grills for your use. The site has 92 Class "A" campsites that are primarily wooded. The campground has playground equipment for the kids and a shower facility as well. Opened in 1971 the 1150 acre site is one of Illinois best kept secrets.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Archery
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Grills
  • Handicap Sites
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Kiosk
  • Marina
  • Moorage
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Paddle Boating
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
  • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Area attraction
  • Ball Field
  • Bicycling
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Newspapers
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Propane
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Aquarium Display
  • Car Rentals
  • Cave Exploring/Spelunking
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Motel
  • Winery Tours
Alerts and Important Information
* A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party. * At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors. * Special camping rate reduction apply to Illinois residents Monday through Thursday. * Group size and number of vehicles cannot exceed the established maximums. ** The maximum length of camping stay from May 1 through September 30 is 14 days in any 30 day period. Responsible use of alcohol is permitted in the park and campground. * All pets must be leashed at all times. Pet owners are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly. * All visitors are required to leave the park at or before 10:00PM * Groups of 25 or more people are required in advance to register with park office and obtain a site Activity Permit. * Firewood Ban: It is illegal to bring or possess on IDNR properties any firewood from out of state or from a quarantine area or adjacent counties where wood exportaion or movement has been prohibited be Stare of Federal Law. *For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 815-772-4708

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.84722, -89.96139
41°50'50"N, 89°57'41"W

Locatied 3 miles north of Morrison, 2 miles from state hwy RT 78 Signs on RT 78 will direct you to the site. From I - 88 east or west take the Morrison / Prophetstown exit 36 north on RT 78 to Morrison and follow the signs

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Morrison-Rockwood State Park
18750 Lake Road
Morrison IL 61270

Phone Number:

Project Office:(815)772-4708