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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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The Kankakee River State Park is a great place to go hike, bike, walk, run, or just sit and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bradley, Illinois
via mobile
Pretty Fall Day!

This park was gorgeous in Fall. We had a picnic and there was a lot of tables. Kids loved the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Downers Grove, Illinois
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“rock creek” (13 reviews)
“go fishing” (3 reviews)
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5314 W State Route 102, Bourbonnais, IL 60914-4377
+1 815-933-1383
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Kankakee River State Park is a great place to go hike, bike, walk, run, or just sit and enjoy. The river is beautiful, lots of variety of trees, deer, wild flowers...this is truly a gem in this county! Even in winter it is a...More

Thank Hanapepe2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park was gorgeous in Fall. We had a picnic and there was a lot of tables. Kids loved the swing sets all over the park. It is a great place to go for a walk.

Thank A M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Just a few miles outside of Kankakee, one is able to escape from both the town and the cornfields and enjoy some riverside tranquility. The flat paved paths are perfect for bicycling. There are also trails for walking, a playground, and lots of picnic tables...More

Thank J05186
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Just driving around at the state park. I go by there every day on my way to work. Today I drove through the park and took some pictures. Here are some. Hope they are helpful.

Thank H4261QQbrendas
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I was here for an event. We did some meditation. It had a nice path to walk and I saw a lot of bicyclists. It was peaceful sitting down by the river. It was a shame campsites were closed for renovations. I enjoyed looking at...More

Thank AliceDilts
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Good for bike trail. Most famous hiking trail of the park named Rock Creek doesn't seem to get many visitors too. It was good enough near the river but is not well maintained in other areas. Restrooms in the park weren't clean.

Thank InWanderlust
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Very scenic, mostly paved bike/walking trails. Restrooms are not very clean and there are no concessions.

Thank ts7travel
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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

1  Thank johnmorrissey27
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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 21 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank JESSE120
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30 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