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Temperature: 83º

Rock Cut State Park

  • 7318 Harlem Rd.
  • Loves Park, IL 61111
  • Phone: (815) 885-3311
  • Visit Website

Description: Beautiful Illinois state park with two lakes set off the park's 3,092 acres. Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, is a retreat for people wanting to fish, ice fish or ice skate. A second 50-acre Olson Lake is especially for swimmers. Fishing, boat launches, restored prairie and birdwatching, hiking, extensive campgrounds, paddleboat and canoe rental, horse and bike trails, cross-country ski trails and concessions.

image: fun_Pierce Lake at dusk.jpg
times: Apr-Oct: 6am-10pm; Nov-Feb: 8am-5pm; Mar: 8am-10pm Food/Beverage Service: May-October
directions:The park is accessible from Highway 173, at the north entrance and Harlem Road at the south entrance. Travelers using Interstate 90 should take exit at Highway 173.
Hiking Trail:Yes
Horseback Riding:Yes
Horseback Riding Trail:Yes
Lake River Access:Yes
Outdoor Grill:Yes
Rental Canoes:Yes
Swimming (Beach/Lake):Yes
Bike Trail (Bicycle):Yes
Rates & Reservations
Admission Free:Yes
Attraction Amenities
Free Parking:Yes
Handicap Accessibility:Yes
Pets Allowed:Yes
Picnic Area:Yes
Public Restroom:Yes
Public Telephone:Yes

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