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Atwood Homestead

Atwood Homestead is a 338-acre preserve along the Rock River. The majority of the preserve is comprised of the golf course and clubhouse. The general recreation portion of the preserve offers two picnic shelters, boat ramp, canoe access, and two docks. Atwood Homestead also offers a scenic view of the river.

Acres: 338
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: No
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 105
Shelterhouses: 2
Old Settlers: Wood shelter, 300 max. people, 22 tables, 120 seats, No electricity, Vehicle access.
River Oaks: Wood shelter, 300 max. people, 22 tables, 120 seats, No electricity, Vehicle access.
Playground Equipment: Yes
Ball Fields: Yes
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 0.2
Campground Sites: 0
Boat Launches: 2
Canoe Access: Yes
18 Hole Golf Course: Yes
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Clubhouse, Pro Shop
Donated Land: Yes
Natural Areas: No
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

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8990 Old River Road, Rockford, IL 61103
6 miles north of Rockford (Highway 2) to Latham Road. Latham Road (west of the Rock River) to Old River Road. North 1 mile.

Shelterhouses 360° Views