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Galena, IL 61036
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Apple River Canyon State Park

8763 E. Canyon Rd.
Apple River IL 61001
Local: 815-745-3302

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Handicap Accessible: Yes


Apple River Canyon State Park offers fishing, picnicking, hiking, camping and more. Spend the day enjoying the great outdoors! The Apple River has a variety of fish including smallmouth bass, sunfish, crappie, carp, and suckers. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources stocks Apple River with keeper-size trout. License and trout stamps may be obtained at the park office. Four picnic areas with tables, grills, accessible drinking water and toilets may be found along the river’s banks. There are also three shelters, two are handicap accessible. The reservation form is available on the website or by contacting the park office. Choose from five hiking trails that wind through the woods for several miles within the park: Pine Ridge, Tower Rock, River Route, Sunset and Primrose Trail (handicap accessible). The park offers 47 Class "C" sites without showers. Reservations are not accepted, sites are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Camping permits must be obtained at the park office.