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Kankakee River State Park

5314 W State Route 102, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-4377
+1 815-933-1383
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Poor water quality of the river. Poor campsite maintainance.

The Park is, well, certainly not as inviting as Chain o' Lakes State Park. The campsites are poorly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Villa Park, Illinois
Picnic or Camping?

The main Kankakee River State Park is well suited for nbike riding, nature walks, fishing and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Royal Oak, Michigan
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  • Average11%
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5314 W State Route 102, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-4377
+1 815-933-1383
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Park is, well, certainly not as inviting as Chain o' Lakes State Park. The campsites are poorly maintained, the water quality of the river is rather poor, and litter is everywhere. The parking lots are used for hook ups and the out houses are...More

Thank johnmorrissey27
Reviewed 6 days ago

The main Kankakee River State Park is well suited for nbike riding, nature walks, fishing and canoeing. However, we have stayed fr years at the campgrounds. Unfortunately, Illinois budget issues have closed both campgrounds. This is very inconvenient as there are no other nice camping...More

Thank donovan53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a walk or just to observe the Parks beauty, very nice trails, and wooden platforms for viewing.

Thank JESSE120
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is nice. The bathroom need to keep it better clean and better toilet paper in there. I what to two different park that was a lot better then this one.

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Kankakee State Park has walking and biking paths. If you care to explore you can walk Rock Creek and find the hidden waterfall. There are numerous places to have picnics. The Kankakee River also runs along the park and there are many advantage points...More

Thank 10fayem
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I have been the the Kankakee State park many times in my life, Everytime i go it is More beautiful then the previous visit. If you are the type of person who wants to be at one with Nature the the kankakee State park is...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I was surprised how beautiful park it is. On one sunny afternoon we just decide to go over there and see. Fallen leafs everywhere, colorful trees and amazing views on river. Definitely will come back and check it out in different season.

Thank Jiri K
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Kankakee River State Park does a good job of allocating the space and time to many uses. They allow duck hunting during the official Illinois season. Blind sites are allocated via a drawing in the late summer. But anybody is allowed to use a vacant...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went here July 4th 2016. I went here to go fishing Just a nice place to visit. Would go bace again. Easy to get too.

Thank Bryan and Kevin O
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The Kankakee state park is a great place to walk. The peaceful park is a great place to walk, bike ride, picnic, fish...there is an 11 mile beautiful path. I go almost every day. There are also some beautiful cliffs on the river that flows...More

Thank Lisa H
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Can we swim here
29 July 2015|
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Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
I have not see any info or signs for that matter that prohibit it but here are a few things to consider: There is not any kind of beach there People are often out in the water with waders on fishing This is a very popular... More