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Kankakee River State Park

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The Kankakee River State Park (The KRSP) is a state park located near Bourbonnais, Illinois.

Understand[edit]

Landscape[edit]

The defining feature, as the name implies, is the Kankakee River.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Langham Island is home to some of the last specimens of Illiamna remota plants.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Kankakee River State Park is located along routes 102 and 113.

Fees and permits[edit]

Fees and permits can be found on the website of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Get around[edit]

There are bike paths located throughout the park. Most of the park's locations have an entrance by road from Route 102. There are also a number of dirt paths.

See[edit]

  • State Park Suspension Bridge.
  • The Kankakee River.

Do[edit]

Hiking, Kayakin, Boating.

Buy, eat, and drink[edit]

The Kankakee River Trading Post is in nearby Altorf.

Alcohol is not allowed in the park. There is a concession stand that sells snacks and soft drinks.

Sleep[edit]

Camping[edit]

There is a Davis Creek Campground on the County Rd N 224 W in Bourbonnais. Inside the park there are two campgrounds

  • Potawotami Campground.
  • Chippewa Campground.

Stay safe[edit]

Swimming in the Kankakee River is prohibited and extremely dangerous. There have been numerous reports of drowning, and help often arrives too late to save drowning victims.

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