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Kishwaukee River

Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve is accessible from Blackhawk and Mulford Roads. This 176-acre preserve was acquired in 1927 and provides a diversity of recreational opportunities including fishing.

Acres: 176
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 80
Shelterhouses: 2
Fort Vincennes: West side of river. Stone with fireplace, 80 max. people, 8 tables, 48 seats, No electricity, Vehicle access, 1 large grill.
Sleepy Hollow: East side of river. Wood shelter, 100 max. people, 22 tables, 100 seats, No electricity, No vehicle access, 2 large grills.
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: Yes
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 1.5
Campground Sites: 0
Boat Launches: 0
Canoe Access: Yes
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: No
Donated Land: No
Natural Areas: Yes
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

Download a printable trail map here.


6303 Mulford Road & 5757 Blackhawk Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
3 miles southeast of city limits. Mulford Road to Blackhawk Road.

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