Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers Ferguson Hartley Memorial Trask Bridge Four Lakes Pecatonica River Pecatonica Wetlands Crooked River Grove Creek Seward Bluffs Klehm Forest Preserve Severson Dells Fuller Memorial Cedar Cliff Indian Hill Hinchliff Memorial Kilbuck Bluffs Trailside Kishwaukee Gorge South Kishwaukee Gorge North Rockford Rotary Kishwaukee River Oak Ridge Blackhawk Springs Deer Run Espenscheid Memorial McKiski County Line Kieselburg Roland Olson Stone Bridge Clayton Andrews Ledges Hononegah J. Norman Jensen Millrace Isle Macktown Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve Headquarters


Macktown Forest Preserve is comprised of a golf course and a historic site, which total 280.8 acres of wooded land along the Rock River. Macktown offers a shelterhouse and an education center. The education center and historic settlement are programmed by the Macktown Living History Education Center.

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Acres: 280.8
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 105
Shelterhouses: 1
Highland: Wood shelter, 200 max. people, 20 tables, 120 seats, Electricity, Vehicle access, 30 more tables in area for a total of 300 people. Electricity, plug-in box only.
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: No
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 0.2
Campground Sites: 0
Boat Launches: 1
Canoe Access: Yes
18 Hole Golf Course: Yes
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Historical District, Clubhouse, Pro Shop, Education Center
Donated Land: No
Natural Areas: No
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

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2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, IL 61072
8½ miles north of Rockford on Highway 2 (North Main) to Wagon Wheel Road. West about 1 mile. Dead-ends into the Preserve.

Shelterhouses 360° Views