For Direction To Park Use: 100 Preserve Road, Shabbona, IL 60550
Bait Shop (815) 824-2581 Park Ofc (815) 824-2106 Cafe (815) 824-2481


1st Fish Picture Of The Year 04/6/2014

Not a big Bass, but it is a Bass and we are finally open water fishing at Shabbona Lake State Park!!! Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental is open 7 days a week 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Pokanoka’s Cafe will reopen next saturday and sunday (April 12 & 13).[more...]

Shabbona Lake shows off again!!! 04/15/2014 The IDNR was out to do their annual sampling of Shabbona Lake. Despite the cold conditions, the IDNR Biologists were able to find lots of Muskie. The following is a report from Shabbona Lake Sportsman Club President Larry Kimpan, who assited the IDNR along with other club members. Netted 46 musky[read more...]
Campground is OPEN! 04/8/2014 As of Monday April 7th the campground is open!! It seems like we have finally turned the corner on the weather, Friday and Saturday look[read more...]
Shabbona Lakeside Open For Business !!! 04/4/2014 The lake is now 95% open water. Lakeside will be open for business from 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM everyday!!! We have a full line of Bait & Tackle ready. Please call ahead for boat rental, as you can imagine we have limited boats ready at this time, but we can get[read more...]
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  • 04/13/2014

    Eric and Erica caught these nice fish today!


  • 04/12/2014

    Check out this bass and muskie just caught. Fishing is picking up!!



  • 04/6/2014

    Not a big Bass, but it is a Bass and we are finally open water fishing!!!


  • 03/9/2014

    Check out the 2 ice monsters caught today at Shabbona Lake State Park!!!


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Lakeside Bait, Tackle and Boat Rental
Lakeside Bait, Tackle and Boat Rental

Your #1 Experts on Shabbona Lake.  Be sure to stop by the bait shop to get the latest information on every visit to Shabbona Lake.

Pokanoka's Cafe
Pokanoka's Cafe

Pokanoka’s overlooks beautiful Shabbona Lake, making it one of the most beautiful locations in Northern Illinois.


The Camp Store
The Camp Store

Did you forget something at home…..No need to worry The Camp Store located in Shabbona Lake State Park Campground has everythin