Walnut Point State Park is a gorgeous park that opened in 1968. It boasts a 59-acre lake that has multiple fingers to explore. It sits at the heart of the park and boasts 6.3 miles of shoreline and averages about 12 feet in depth. Motorboats are not allowed and neither is swimming. You may, however, use an electric trolling motor.
Walnut Point is home to a wide range of animals that the kids will love watching, including mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. If you enjoy bird watching you’ll particularly appreciate the owls, raptors, and songbirds that call the park home. While enjoying the park you might catch a glimpse of wood ducks, heron, and Canada geese. This park offers pristine viewing opportunities and was featured in the Illinois Wildlife and Nature Viewing Guide.
If you’ve got young kids with you or a family member who needs handicap accessibility to trails, then you will love the hiking at Walnut Point. it includes 2.25 miles of trails and the opportunity to complete an additional .75 miles if you take the Twin Points connection trail. The Lakeside Nature Trail is .5 mile and is handicap accessible. All trails are limited to foot traffic.
The park offers tent camping with primitive and modern hookups. Class A camping areas provide you with electric hook-ups, while class C are used for tent camping. The park has a sanitary dump station. During the winder months the park does not allow camping. Be sure to reserve ahead of time during busy months, as camp sites go quickly. Fox Tent, Gray Tent and Group Camp are “Alcohol Free” camping areas. While you probably won’t need to worry about that since you’re RVing, if you’re bringing tent camping friends along you’ll want to make sure they know the rules.
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