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Fishing trip

Would have been great except rowing teams kept interfering with casting and disturbing areas where... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kimberly T
via mobile
Favorite fishing & camping spot

Not only are the camp groups in the midst of a beautiful forest, but the lake is a fishing lake... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Janet K
Joliet, Illinois
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100 E. Preserve Rd, Shabbona, IL 60550
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Would have been great except rowing teams kept interfering with casting and disturbing areas where fishermen were actually catching fish. May have to pick a different lake as this has become dangerous with all these long rowing teams slicing through where you are anchored.

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a boat for a day. Reserved a few weeks in advance. The person who took the reservation always seemed to act like I was inconveniencing him. I believe its the same person at the campstore who again seemed bothered by us going there....More

2  Thank Rhonda F
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Not only are the camp groups in the midst of a beautiful forest, but the lake is a fishing lake that's stocked with all types of species: Crappie, gills, perch, walleye, stripers, muskie, LM and SM bass, blue/channel cats. You are guaranteed to catch here,...More

1  Thank Janet K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park over the weekend in our 35-foot fifth-wheel. We were not able to make a reservation because when we decided to go camping (a few days prior to the weekend) we were outside the reservation window. We arrived about...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Did an impromptu monday overnight in a 30ft motorhome. Approximately 7 miles off of I-35, Not that busy but the camphost says they are usually booked solid on weekends so a reservation is a must. They have 45 first come first served campsites away from...More

1  Thank Randal H
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I would have given this 5 stars, but the accessible trail was not easily traveled on by wheelchair because it was not paved as it was supposed to be.

Thank CynthiaBergeron
Reviewed 16 June 2017 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

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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
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