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Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park

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Address: 8542 N Lake Rd, Lena, IL 61048-9636
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+1 815-369-4282
08:00 - 20:00
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This family-oriented park centers around a man-made 40-acre lake.

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We stayed for a week, used campground as center point for motorcycle day trips. -day rode to house on the rock spring green Wisconsin. Went to galena Illinois. Rode to poopies bar... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Dale N
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This state park should be the poster child for parks not receiving any money because of a budget crisis. My husband and I came here specifically to go kayaking and what we found was sad. There was a green algae covering the entire lake and the roads are in terrible shape. The only highlight was the Bald Eagle we briefly... More 

1 Thank jdub839
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a week, used campground as center point for motorcycle day trips. -day rode to house on the rock spring green Wisconsin. Went to galena Illinois. Rode to poopies bar and restaurant in Savana Illinois. Another day to railroad Musuem. Great motorcycle riding right across boarder in Wisconsin. Campground is good, see deer running around campground. 2 nice... More 

Thank Dale N
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Really nice trailer campground. Wide sites, clean and quite. The showers are good and stinks, flush toilets are in this central building. Pit toilets are located further from center for the not wanting to walk to center building. Hosts were helpful. The park outside of the campground is suffering. Roads in to park and campground are in bad shape. Road... More 

Thank Sam H
Lena, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I live about 5 miles away in Lena and use this state park multiple times a week for exercise (2.1 miles around the park or more if you choose a trail) and to let my boys roam the trails, creek and lake. We come here for overnight tent camping. Pine Ridge has secluded sites for tent campers, Hickory Hills has... More 

Thank swinter04
Saint Charles, Illinois
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84 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was a very nice little state park, there is lots to do here. I nice little beach to enjoy, hiking, fishing, camping, boating (small electric motors only), two playgrounds, and lots of day usage areas. There are two campgrounds, one for tents with non-electric sites, and one for larger campers with electric sites. The "good" campsites with privacy and... More 

4 Thank Derek S
Schaumburg, Illinois
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This state park is near and dear to us as a family for decades. In the summer, the tent camping is down the road from the RV folks and offers a "non electronic" get-away experience. Only electric motors are allowed on the lake, so it is quiet. The hiking and biking are within a family's reach. We hiked the trail... More 

1 Thank Hellenictraveler
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We camped here in August of 2015 in a 38' motorhome. A little tight coming up the hill to the campground in a large unit, but once at the campground plenty of nice level spaces available. Everything appeared clean. The pavement could use some work but the State of Il. is not spending any money these days. Nice sandy beach... More 

1 Thank Realisticamper
Lena, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

great park except our lousy state of Illinois do not do a very good job of the upkeep to roads etc.the park used to be a great place to camp but since our state is in a budget crunch there does not seem to be any money to make improvements to the facility

Thank Doug W
Orangeville, Illinois
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81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

If you like to take pictures of deer and wildlife and birds, this is a great park for that. There's also fishing, a beach, and camping, trails for horses and people as well. It's pretty hilly so you get a good workout too.

Thank glstorm
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We've been coming here all summer with our RV and love it. Just a few hours from Chicago and easy to get to on a Friday night. So much to do..hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, boating (trolling only). The campsites are nice with lots of trees! All the camp host are super nice. This is our new favorite place when we... More 

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