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Rockford Rotary

This 228-acre preserve was donated to Forest Preserves of Winnebago County in 1980 by the Rockford Rotary Club. The heavily wooded preserve is the site of the former Camp Rotary and overlooks the Kishwaukee River. A picnic area and equestrian access are provided at the preserve’s entrance off Rotary Road.

Rolling terrain makes for adventurous and moderately challenging hiking. Trails afford scenic river views and access to nearly a mile of riverfront. Rotary is an excellent place to enjoy a diversity of native trees, shrubs, woodland wildflowers and ferns.

Acres: 228.5
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Picnic Tables: Yes
Shelterhouses: No
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: No
Horseback Trails: Yes
Hiking Trails(miles): 2.9
Campground Sites: No
Boat Launch: No
Canoe Launch: No
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Youth/Scout Camp
Donated Land: Yes
Natural Areas: Yes
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

Download a printable trail map here.


5390 Rotary Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61063
Entrance on Rotary Road between I-39 and Mulford Road, south of Rockford

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