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Hononegah is the District’s oldest preserve and one of its most popular. This picturesque preserve along the Rock River offers three shelterhouses, two ball fields, a soccer field, and a boat ramp. Also available are an adjoining bike path, 2 miles of hiking trails and a campground.

Acres: 228.2
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 251
Shelterhouses: 3
Bird Grove: 100 max. people, 10 tables, 60 seats, No electricity, No vehicle access, Stone shelter with fireplace.
Indian Rest: 200 max. people, 20 tables, 120 seats, Electricity, No vehicle access.
Towering Pines: 300 max. people, 20 tables, 120 seats, Electricity, No vehicle access.
Playground Equipment: Yes
Ball Fields: Yes
Soccer Fields: Yes
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 2.7
Campground Sites: 57
Boat Launches: 1
Canoe Access: Yes
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Bike Path Access
Donated Land: No
Natural Areas: No
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

Download a printable trail map here.

Campground Map

Download a printable campground map here. (At this time electric at Hononegah Campground will not be available for the 2019 season.)


#80 Hononegah Road, Rockton, IL 61072
8 miles north of Rockford. North 2nd Street to Hononegah Road, west 2 miles.

Shelterhouses 360° Views



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