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Shabbona Lake State Park

100 E. Preserve Rd, Shabbona, IL 60550
+1 815-824-2106
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Relaxing Family campout

Had a very peaceful family overnight here! The scenery was absolutely gorgeous! And the sites are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary H
,
Berwyn, Illinois
via mobile
Back to nature and beautiful peace and quiet

A beautiful place to camp and fish. Peaceful walks on the mowed trails will see numerous deer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FunfromIllinois
,
DeKalb
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“boat rentals” (6 reviews)
“camp store” (5 reviews)
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100 E. Preserve Rd, Shabbona, IL 60550
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very peaceful family overnight here! The scenery was absolutely gorgeous! And the sites are well maintained. We rented one of the two onsite cabins because rain was predicted. The kids loved the bunk beds. I thought there was a bathroom in the cabin...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful place to camp and fish. Peaceful walks on the mowed trails will see numerous deer, wild turkey, pheasants and countless waterfowl. State record musky and great bass and catfish fishing await you. Pokanokas restaurant on the lake has a great fish fry on...More

Thank FunfromIllinois
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My brother turned 70, he's in a wheel chair after a stroke and Parkinson's. He was an avid angler and felt he'd never fish again. Well, we rented a pontoon boat for 4 hours, from 8am - noon and rolled him right on board. The...More

Thank ColoradoGroovin
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We have stayed at this park in our travel trailer several times over the past 4-5 years. We love it! The sites are large with quite a bit of privacy. There are a number (~50) first come sites. We usually reserve because we're there on...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Come here all the time. We Rv rent a boat, fish the lake. Enjoy the sounds and just relax all day. The hosts are nice the rest rooms are ok. Has a small but cute cafe on property. A train 🚂 crossing is nearby so...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

No frills State Park. Bath house and showers aging, and quite a ways from the handicap sites. Small store and ice cream shop on site. Grass was sparse.

Thank T B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The park and lake are really nice. This is a great spot if you’re into fishing. We didn’t catch anything, but it was a hot sunny day. The lake is nice and scenic. However, there is no swimming in the lake. The campgrounds were decent...More

Thank JerryK7
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Shabbona Lake State Park is a great outlet for laid-back adventures. Trail hikes around lake are relaxing, with lots of goose music to accompany almost every step. Benches here and there provide relief for tired feet. For first-rate offsite eats, try the breakfast specials at...More

3  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoy going to Shabbona Campground every year Columbus Day weekend. There's not any swimming, so we enjoy coming here in the cooler months. The shower houses aren't great. One of the showers wasn't putting out any hot water, which was a little annoying. Staff...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family and I went here for the weekend to camp. We stayed for 2 nights and 3 days. We were able to reserve the campsite weeks in advanced. They asked us what we preferred and we preferred to be near the bathrooms. So we...More

Thank April I
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