Shabbona Lake State Park is aMan-Made Fishing Lake

Whether fishing from a boat or shore, both are popular and productive at Shabbona Lake, which is stocked with large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, black and white crappie, black and brown bullhead, channel catfish, walleye, muskie and perch. For fish catch and size limits, contact the park office.

Lake access is available from a double-lane launching ramp. Boat motors are limited to a 10 horsepower maximum. However, an 18-acre upper fishing area is a no-wake zone where only the use of electric trolling motors or rowing is permitted. For further details, including information on special sailing regulations, contact the park office.

Swimming and/or wading is prohibited at Shabbona Lake. This regulation is strictly enforced.

Discover Nature at its FinestSHABBONA LAKE STATE PARK

Shabbona Lake State Park is located just miles west of Chicago, off U.S. 30, and features 1,550 acres of natural heaven. Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area provides a convenient, natural haven from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With facilities for picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and winter sports, Shabbona Lake is a convenient and comfortable retreat where you can refresh and reinvigorate yourself in a rare, unspoiled environment.

What can you do at Shabbona Lake State Park?ACTIVITIES AT THE PARK

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WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR SEASON!!!!!!!!  Lakeside Bait, Tackle and Boat Rental is open 7 days a week 6 am to 7 pm.   Boat rentals will be available from 7 AM to 6 PM daily.  Pokanoka’s Cafe is open 7 days a week Monday to Friday 11 AM to 4 PM and Saturday and Sundays 11 AM to 6 PM.  The Camp Store is open Monday to Thursday 5 PM to 8 PM, Friday & Saturday 12 PM to 8 PM and Sunday 8 AM to 12 PM.  YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK WHILE IN THE CONCESSION BUILDING.  WHILE ON OUR RENTALS BOATS WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU WEAR A MASK.  WE WILL HAVE MASKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE FOR $2.00 EACH.

We ask that all our customers please be patient as we will be opening in the middle of our season, training new employees and implementing new safety regulations

The 4th of July fireworks at Shabbona Lake State Park have been cancelled.