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Just over eight miles of scenic hiking and cross-country skiing trails weave through the wooded areas of the park.

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Enjoy the view from the water in one of our rental kayaks. Single person kayaks are available to rent.

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Shabbona Lake State Park Campground is a semi-wooded area with 150 Class A sites.

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Shabbona Lake has been declared the “Muskie Capitol of Illinois” and “Illinois Best Fishing Lake”

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What’s Happening At Shabbona Lake?

Financial Help Needed!!!

September 30, 2015

We are repairing the Smallmouth Bass rearing pond.  As you may or may not know, it does not drain completely, leaving stranded fish. We have contacted a contractor to install another drain pipe that will be lower than the existing drain pipe. This should fix the issue. We are awaiting an estimate (hopefully by Friday, October 2nd). We […]

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On Site Services


Pokanoka’s Cafe

Shabbona Lake State Park is blessed to have the area’s most popular Café’ It is called Pokanoka’s Café, named after Chief Shabbona’s Wife. Pokanoka’s overlooks scenic Shabbona Lake with a magnificent view through very large glass windows. The 60 seat Café also has outdoor seating, with a decorative pergola, for an additional 40 diners.


The Camp Store

No more running into town when you have forgotten an item, just walk over to The Camp Store to find it. We have everything you need! Bring your kids over and use our loaner fishing poles! We also have paddle boats that you may rent to enjoy a scenic view of Shabbona Lake.We offer everything you need to enjoy your trip!


Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental

The staff of Lakeside Bait Shop, Boat Rental and Tackle are courteous, friendly and willing to help you get the best of your trip to Shabbona Lake. Since 1998, Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental has been a family operated business. Stop in and let us help you make your trip to Shabbona Lake all you expect it to be!

Fishing Report

Fish Picture Of The Day At Shabbona Lake

02 -07-15 --- What a nice day!!! A limit of Catfish and 3 Crappie all over a pound apiece. ...

2014 Fish Pics – In Review – Shabbona Lake

Check out the 2014 Fish Pics from Shabbona Lake via a slideshow, ENJOY!!!

Best Bass Day Ever!!!

Karl Dahlstrom reported he had his "BEST BASS DAY EVER". He was using a floating Rapala over the ...

Fall Crappie Tips

09-09-14 Summer Crappie that have been roaming, feeding on schools of shad, return to the fish cribs/brush piles ...

Great Start To Catfish Weekend!!!

Check out the 1st entry, and it is not even a limit. (only 5 catfish, limit is ...


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