Activities at Prophetstown State Park


An open, well-shaded area is available for both tent and trailer camping. There are electrical outlets and a dump station available for trailers, 43 of which are available for reservation through ExploreMoreIL™. Water hydrants and privy toilets are located throughout the area.  There also is a shower building with flush toilets.


Anglers will find largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, channel and flathead catfish, bullhead, carp, sauger and walleye in the Rock River. You also can throw a line in Coon Creek. A concrete boat ramp is available for easy boat launching. There is no horsepower limit on boat motors.

Hiking Trail

Wa-bo-kie-shiek nature trail follows the edge of Coon Creek for approximately 1/3 of a mile. It offers access for anglers while also providing a scenic walk for hikers.

Horseshoe Court

Visitors who enjoy competition in horseshoe pitching will enjoy the six courts available in the picnic area.


Hunting is available at the Big Bend State Fish & Wildlife Area, located just 4 miles from Prophetstown. For more information, contact Big Bend at (815) 537-2270

Hunter Fact Sheet


Picnic tables and stoves are provided. No cooking may be done except on camp or park stoves. The area offers a picnic shelter and playground equipment. Drinking water and privy toilets are also located on the area.


While swimming is not allowed in the park, many park visitors enjoy swimming in the Prophetstown Park District indoor pool, located about four blocks away.