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Illinois Waterway
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
257 Grant Street
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: (309) 676-4601

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NOTICE: Many states are discouraging or banning movement of firewood to control spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Not bringing wood from home to your campsite and not taking unused wood you procure while camping home with you is recommended -- required in some states. Check the following website to learn more: http://www.emeraldashborer.info/

See the Illinois Waterway website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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Illinois Waterway Visitor Center (815) 667-4054

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: The Visitor Center is located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam on the Illinois River between Ottawa and Utica. From I-80 take exit 81 and follow the signs south through Utica. Turn left immediately prior to the bridge. Follow the road until you see the lock.

Factoid: Ever want to see the operation of a lock and dam? The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center offers you that as well as impressive towboats of mammoth proportions navigating through the Starved Rock Lock, which is one of eight on the Illinois Waterway. While there you can see all sorts of cool displays in the visitor center. Displays cover the waterway from the Illinois and Michigan Canal to today’s modern lock and dam structures. The visitor center is open 7 days a week with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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Recreation areas 1 - 7 of 7 at Illinois Waterway

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Brandon Road Public Access Area                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dresden Island Lock and Dam Public Access Area                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Illinois Waterway Visitor Center                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Illinois Waterway Visitor Center Public Access Area             A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Lockport Lock Public Access Area                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Marseilles Lock Public Access Area             A GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area T.J. O'Brien Public Access Area     X       A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
Camping
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
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PFishing Piers
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APicnic Area
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GSGroup Picnic Shelter
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PSwimming Pool
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BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails


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