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Rockford

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.

  • General
    image:fun_Pierce Lake at dusk.jpg
    times: Apr-Oct: 6am-10pm; Nov-Feb: 8am-5pm; Mar: 8am-10pm Food/Beverage Service: May-October
    active:Yes
    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.
    Recreation
    Hiking Trail:Yes
    Horseback Riding:Yes
    Horseback Riding Trail:Yes
    Horseshoes:Yes
    Lake River Access:Yes
    Outdoor Grill:Yes
    Rental Canoes:Yes
    Swimming (Beach/Lake):Yes
    Bike Trail (Bicycle):Yes
    Boating:Yes
    Fishing:Yes
    Rates & Reservations
    Admission Free:Yes
    Attraction Amenities
    Free Parking:Yes
    Handicap Accessibility:Yes
    Pets Allowed:Yes
    Picnic Area:Yes
    Playground:Yes
    Public Restroom:Yes
    Public Telephone:Yes

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