We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shabbona Lake State Park

100 E. Preserve Rd, Shabbona, IL 60550
+1 815-824-2106
Review Highlights
Recommend Reservations

We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park over the weekend in our 35-foot fifth-wheel. We were not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda R
Bartlett, Illinois, United States
Beautiful Area

Did an impromptu monday overnight in a 30ft motorhome. Approximately 7 miles off of I-35, Not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Randal H
Rogers, AR
Read all 65 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
100 E. Preserve Rd, Shabbona, IL 60550
+1 815-824-2106
Write a Review
Reviews (65)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park over the weekend in our 35-foot fifth-wheel. We were not able to make a reservation because when we decided to go camping (a few days prior to the weekend) we were outside the reservation window. We arrived about...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did an impromptu monday overnight in a 30ft motorhome. Approximately 7 miles off of I-35, Not that busy but the camphost says they are usually booked solid on weekends so a reservation is a must. They have 45 first come first served campsites away from...More

1  Thank Randal H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have given this 5 stars, but the accessible trail was not easily traveled on by wheelchair because it was not paved as it was supposed to be.

Thank CynthiaBergeron
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Had a very peaceful family overnight here! The scenery was absolutely gorgeous! And the sites are well maintained. We rented one of the two onsite cabins because rain was predicted. The kids loved the bunk beds. I thought there was a bathroom in the cabin...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A beautiful place to camp and fish. Peaceful walks on the mowed trails will see numerous deer, wild turkey, pheasants and countless waterfowl. State record musky and great bass and catfish fishing await you. Pokanokas restaurant on the lake has a great fish fry on...More

Thank FunfromIllinois
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My brother turned 70, he's in a wheel chair after a stroke and Parkinson's. He was an avid angler and felt he'd never fish again. Well, we rented a pontoon boat for 4 hours, from 8am - noon and rolled him right on board. The...More

Thank ColoradoGroovin
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We have stayed at this park in our travel trailer several times over the past 4-5 years. We love it! The sites are large with quite a bit of privacy. There are a number (~50) first come sites. We usually reserve because we're there on...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Come here all the time. We Rv rent a boat, fish the lake. Enjoy the sounds and just relax all day. The hosts are nice the rest rooms are ok. Has a small but cute cafe on property. A train 🚂 crossing is nearby so...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

No frills State Park. Bath house and showers aging, and quite a ways from the handicap sites. Small store and ice cream shop on site. Grass was sparse.

Thank T B
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The park and lake are really nice. This is a great spot if you’re into fishing. We didn’t catch anything, but it was a hot sunny day. The lake is nice and scenic. However, there is no swimming in the lake. The campgrounds were decent...More

Thank JerryK7
Nearby Restaurants
Shabbona Cafe
7 reviews
1.05 km away
Coupe's Bar & Grill
7 reviews
7.13 km away
Remingtons Gastropub
6 reviews
18.98 km away
South Moon Barbeque
74 reviews
19.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Honey Hill
9 reviews
9.56 km away
Jonamac Orchard
22 reviews
17.17 km away
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
92 reviews
17.89 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shabbona Lake State Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines