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Espencheid Memorial Forest Preserve

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Address: 5900 S. Perryville Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Phone Number: 815-877-6100
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Description: Public access from S. Perryville Road. A 60-acre tract of mature burr...
Public access from S. Perryville Road. A 60-acre tract of mature burr oaks and brush woodlands.
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Very beautiful.

All the parks in Illinois are very beautiful. Very good views and picturesque. All free too. Nice river and much to do on it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

All the parks in Illinois are very beautiful. Very good views and picturesque. All free too. Nice river and much to do on it!

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It's not as country as it use to be, but it is about 200 yards wide by 1 mile deep with plenty of picnic benches, shade, and walking area. The very back is a parking lot with access to the Kishwaukee River... VERY shallow most of the summer (only inches deep).

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Ingleside, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This location was great to put in for tubing, kayaking or canoeing. At a bend in the river. You can pull your vehicle up to load or unload. Lots of parking. Restrooms, picnic area and kept clean.

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Stillman Valley
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132 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

A perfect place to easily put in on the Kishwaukee River. You can drive your vehicle on the grass to unload, and if your concluding your trip its a convenient place to end. The water levels of the Kish during summer, in this portion, can be extremely low, so watch the rain/weather. This is a party river, and if you... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Nice hiking trails and a canoe dock Hard to believe it;s so close to rockford

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Address: 5900 S. Perryville Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Phone Number: 815-877-6100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cherry Valley

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