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Galena, Illinois, USA

Recreation in Galena, Illinois

State Parks

  • Apple River Canyon State Park 815-745-3302
    8763 East Canyon Road, Galena, IL 61001
    Apple River
    This state park, located in the hilly northern part of Illinois, offers five hiking trails, fishing, and 47 camping sites, as well as drinking water, bathrooms, a... more info

Recreation Areas

  • Buehler Preserve 815-858-9100
    Galena River levee, 1 mile north of Meeker Street
    See the prairie being restored, on this 18-acre property north of the city of Galena. The preserve is open for hiking, walking dogs, fishing, and birdwatching.  more info  map

  • Schurmeier Forest 815-858-9100
    Reusch and Tower Roads, Elizabeth, IL 61028
    Located in Elizabeth
    A teaching forest has been created on 11 acres, of this 56 acre, rugged hillside preserve. There are two miles of hiking trails, including a 1/3-mile trail with... more info  map


  • Shenandoah Riding Center 815-777-2373
    200 North Brodrecht Road, Galena, IL 61036
    This stable offers one hour guided trail rides, along with English and Western riding lessons, horse boarding, summer camps, and clinics. Both indoor and outdoor riding... more info  map

  • Stage Coach Trails Livery 815-594-2423
    5656 Stagecoach Trail, Galena, IL 61001
    Located in Apple River
    Enjoy authentic stagecoach rides pulled by draft horses. Wagon train trips, hay rides and sleigh rides are also offered. A bunkhouse warming room is on-site. more info  map


  • Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course 815-492-2238
    East Apple Canyon Road, Galena, IL 61001
    Apple River
    This challenging nine hole golf course has been carved, into the rolling hills, of Jo Daviess County. A restaurant is located nearby, overlooking the beautiful Apple... more info  map

  • Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, East Course
    100 East Point Drive, Galena, IL 61036
    Part of the Eagle Ridge Resort, this 9-hole par 34 golf course, is an excellent test of accuracy, shotmaking and putting touch. more info  map

  • Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, North Course 815-777-2500
    400 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena, IL 61036
    Ranked #6 in Illinois, by Golf Digest, this golf course features elevated tees, rolling fairways, large greens, and gorgeous views of the countryside. more info  map

  • Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, South Course 815-777-2280
    10 Clubhouse Drive, Galena, IL 61036
    Cut through a heavily wooded valley, with natural rock outcroppings, and spectacular views, a stream that runs through this course, challenges golfers. more info  map

  • Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, The General Course 815-777-4525
    109 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena, IL 61036
    Eagle Ridge Resort considers this award-winning golf course their crowning achievement. It features spectacular holes framed by natural limestone cliffs and dense oak... more info  map

  • Galena Golf Club 815-777-3599
    11557 US Highway 20 West, Galena, IL 61036
    This 6,623 yard, well manicured, and scenic public golf course, offers eighteen-holes of golfing pleasure. Tee times are accepted up to seven days in advance. more info  map

  • Lacoma Golf Course 815-747-3874
    8080 Timmerman Drive, Galena, IL 61025
    East Dubuque
    This golf course, which overlooks the Mississippi, offers 36 regulation holes. It is a nine hole par-three course. Cart and equipment rentals are available. more info

  • Stockton Community Golf Club 815/947-3011
    3501 South Golf Road, Galena, IL 61085
    Located in Stockton
    This golf course features 18-holes in the rolling countryside south of Stockton. It offers cart and equipment rentals, as well as an on-site restaurant.  more info

  • Storybrook Country Club 815-591-2210
    2124 West Storybrook Road, Galena, IL 61041
    This 18-hole course, in the rolling hills south of Hanover, is complete with a driving range, and cart and equipment rentals. more info

  • Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course 815-858-3939
    3500 East Center Road, Galena, IL 61085
    Located in Woodbine
    For a challenge, as well as a great time, no matter what their skill level, golfers will love this immaculate 18-hole links-style golf course. more info  map

Outfitters & Guides

  • Fever River Outfitters 815-776-9425
    525 South Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
    Rental canoes, kayaks, bicycles, snowshoes and ice skates are available at Fever River. Quality boats, sports gear and apparel are also offered for sale.  more info  map


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