Activity Permits: A Group Use or Activity permit may be required prior to making a reservation for shelters or group camp areas, please Click Here first, to determine if a permit is required for your event or activity.
Please Note: If you are reserving our organized Youth Group Campsite, you must meet the following conditions: In order to occupy the site, you must have a group of five or more minors up to 18 years of age who are members of an organization camping with its adult leaders such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorers, Church youth groups, etc. If you do not meet the above qualifications, you will not be allowed to camp in our Youth Group Camp and will be asked to leave. Large families and/or groups not affiliated with youth groups are not allowed in our Youth Group Camp.

Rock Cut State Park, IL

Chiseled out the state's far northern region in Winnebago County. Nearby are other "rocky" landmarks - the might Rock River and the place where wagons once forded it, Rockford. It's an area of rolling plains, interesting history and recreational variety. Two lakes...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Feb 17 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
  • - Alcohol is not allowed anywhere in the park.

  • - 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 exportation or movement has been prohibited by State or Federal Law.

  • - Campground - 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. A campsite can be occupied by either a "Single Family" OR a "Single Group" (up to four adults without minor children). No two families with children can occupy the same site. Major Holidays require a 3 night reservation.

  • - Cabin area - No tents, trailers or RV's are allowed at the cabin site. No pets or smoking are allowed at the cabin.

  • - Visitors - All visitors are required to leave the park at or before 10:00 P.M. Campground is closed at 10:00 P.M. It is possible to leave in the event of any emergency. Quiet hours are from 10:00 P.M - 7:00 A.M.

  • - Pets - All pets must be on a leash; Pet owners are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly. Pets must be kept under control at all times by their owners.

  • - Please Note during Non-Peak season there is no access to water, showers or dump station.

  • - Park Hours for the Non-Peak season are as follows:
    *November 1 - March 31:
    8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    *April 1 - April 30:
    8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

  • - For additional park information or questions, please contact the Park via our email at dnr.rockcut@illinois.gov.
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Overview

Description

Chiseled out the state's far northern region in Winnebago County. Nearby are other "rocky" landmarks - the might Rock River and the place where wagons once forded it, Rockford. It's an area of rolling plains, interesting history and recreational variety. Two lakes set off the park's 3,092 acres. Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, is a retreat for people wanting to fish, ice fish or ice skate. A second 56 acre lake, Olson Lake, is especially for swimmers. Rounding out the park's recreational options are camping, biking, hiking, horseback trails, and cross-country skiing. Whatever the season, you can be sure there's quite a bit of activity going on at the park.

Booking Window

Cabin

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Tue Feb 17 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Group Camp

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Tue Feb 17 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Shelter

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Fri Aug 21 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Standard

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Tue Feb 17 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Tent Only

Sun Aug 24 2014 - Tue Feb 17 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • ATM
  • Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Boats/Canoes
  • Campground Hosts
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Sites
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Showers
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Biking
Within 10 Miles
  • Church
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery Store
  • Laundry
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

CANCELLATION POLICY:

CAMPSITES, CABINS:
Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.

Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.

No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.

SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Shelter, group camp and cabin are closed during the walk in season from November 1st through April 30th.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Tent Only $12.00
Standard $25.00-$35.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00
Cabin $50.00-$60.00
Walk In Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Tent Only $8.00
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00
Cabin $50.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
Tent Only $8.00
Standard $20.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00
Cabin $50.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
Tent Only $12.00
Standard $25.00
Shelter $25.00
Group Camp $20.00
Cabin $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.35667, -88.98556
42°21'24"N, 88°59'8"W

GPS Address: 7223 West Lane Road, Loves Park IL

The Park is located just north of the Rockford area in Loves Park and is 15 miles south of the Wisconsin border. It is easily accessible from Interstate 90. Stay on I-90 to the Highway 173 Exit. Go West off the ramp 1/2 mile to the park entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Rock Cut State Park
7318 Harlem Road
Loves Park  IL  61111

Phone Number:

Information:  (815)885-3311
Additional Information