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Morrison-Rockwood State Park

Update: May 1st, the following areas of the park are OPEN:

  • 3.5 miles of hiking trails are available; walking is permitted anywhere throughout the park.
  • Boat ramp and lake are open for boaters and fisherman; limit of two people per boat regardless of relationship of the people in the boat.  
  • Bank fishing is open.
  • 14 pit toilets open; flush toilets and handwashing is available in the shower house.
  • Mushroom hunting is permitted from sunrise to sunset.
  • Archery range is open.
  • Equestrian trails are open.
  • Airfield for R/C planes is open.
  • Roads are open to walking and biking throughout the park.
  • Picnicking is available throughout the park; please picnic with members of your household.


The following areas of the park are CLOSED:

  • Park office is closed to the public, but office personnel are available to answer informational phone calls.
  • Concession operations, including restaurant, boat rental and bait shop, are closed.
  • All campgrounds are closed to camping but are open for walking or biking.
  • All playgrounds and shelters are closed.
  • Showers in shower buildings are closed.
  • No turkey hunting.
  • All group activities and events are canceled or postponed.

A trip to picturesque Morrison-Rockwood State Park offers many memorable experiences. A large sign in the shape of Illinois, fashioned from angle iron by a blacksmith, greets visitors at the entrance. Once inside, choose from a variety of recreational opportunities. Beautiful Lake Carlton, a stream-fed reservoir, features an abundance of ducks and geese and is considered a prime location for fishing. Morrison-Rockwood is a popular spot for a family outing at the Lakeview picnic area, or watching birds among the hickory, ash, oak and walnut trees.

Park Information:

Northwestern Illinois

18750 Lake Rd.
Morrison IL 61270




N: 41.848
W: -89.965

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