Plan Your Trip

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Hiking

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

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Kayaking

Kayaking

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

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Camping

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

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Fishing

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?

Breaking News – Shabbona Lake State Park

January 28, 2015

Friends Of Shabbona Lake   We would like to invite you, personally, to an exciting meeting about the future of Shabbona Lake State Park.  The meeting will be at the Resource Bank School House Meeting Room, (corner of US 30 & Indian Road), Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 7 PM.   The Park is currently […]

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2nd Night Ice Fishing Cahnges to 02-21-15

January 27, 2015

The 2nd night ice fishing event has been changed to 02-21-15.  Night ice fishing till 9:30, out of the Park by 10 PM.

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On Site Services

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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.

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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!

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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

2014 Fish Pics – In Review – Shabbona Lake

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

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Best Bass Day Ever!!!

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

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Fall Crappie Tips

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

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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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Catfish Contest Weekend, Saturday, July 26th & Sunday, July 27th

July 26th & 27th Catfish Contest Weekend – It is rumored that Catfish start at 5 pounds and then get ...

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