Utica, Illinois

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Utica, Illinois, USA

Recreation in Utica, Illinois

State Parks

  • Matthiessen State Park
    Route 178; P.O. Box 509, Utica, IL 61373
    815-667-4868, Located four miles south of Utica and three miles east of Oglesby, Matthiessen State Park is a haven for those who enjoy geology, hiking, hunting, horseback riding,... more info

  • Starved Rock State Park
    Route 178; P.O. Box 509, Utica, IL 61373
    Located 1 Mile South of Utica
    815-667-4726, 18 canyons formed by glacial meltwater and stream erosion and a lodge with 72 luxury hotel rooms, 22 comfortable cabin rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a children’s... more info  map

Recreation Areas

  • Illini State Park
    2660 East 2350th Road, Utica, IL 61301
    815-795-2448, This 510 acre park features rustic Civilian Conservation Corps buildings, riverside picnic areas, and beautiful views. The Great Falls of the Illinois, where the river... more info

  • Illinois & Michigan Canal Trail
    Starting in Joliet and ending in LaSalle, IL
    815-942-0796, Completed in 1848, the canal which measured 60 feet wide and 6 feet deep and stretched nearly 100 miles, provided the first water route from the East Coast to the Gulf... more info

  • LaSalle Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
    2660 East 2350th Road, Utica, IL 61341
    Located in Marseilles
    815-357-1608, This 2,058 acre manmade lake features rocky shorelines and offers opportunities for fishing, bird watching and picnicking. LaSalle Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area is a... more info  map

Sports Centers

  • LaSalle Speedway
    578 East US Route Six, LaSalle, IL 61301
    815-223-6900, The Illinois Valley's largest outdoor entertainment complex, this speedway offers stock car racing and more! more info  map



  • Starved Rock Stables
    P.O. Box 509, Oglesby, IL 61373
    815-667-3026, Enjoy guided trail rides, hayrides, bonfires and much more at this stable. Starved Rock Stables are open April through November, weather permitting. more info  map

Rafting & Canoeing

  • Canoe on the Vermilion
    1903 East 1251st Road, Utica, IL 61364
    Streator, IL
    815-673-3218, This company provides canoe equipment, transportation and instruction onf four different Illinois waterways. They offer an outdoor experience for every level of... more info  map

  • River Adventures
    3215 East 1969th Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
    Skydive Chicago
    815-434-2142, From April to November, experience the Fox River on a canoe , kayak or hydrobike! The friendly and experienced staff at River Adventures can help outfit you for an... more info  map

  • Vermillion River Rafting
    781 North 2249th Road, Utica, IL 61348
    Oglesby, IL
    815-667-5142, You will love the experience of white water rafting in North Illinois! These professionals offer the ultimate rafting adventure on the Vermillion. more info

Miscellaneous Activities

  • Buffalo Range Shooting Park
    1252 North 2803rd Road, Utica, IL 61350
    815-433-2471, Buffalo Range consists of a rifle range, pistol range, a plinking range, a shotgun range with spring-loaded manual throwers and an auxiliary range.  more info  map

  • Cliffs Insane Terrain, The
    2400 East Bluff Street, Utica, IL 61301
    815-795-5200, This off road park offers extreme fun! The area can be ridden by ATVs, bikes, jeeps and more. THere is even a Kiddie Corral for the little ones. There are miles of... more info

  • Fox Valley Off Road
    First Avenue, Utica, IL 60557

    815-431-9913, This moto cross trach has 10-12 miles of multi-directional, and un-marked trails, and a SX Style track. with a watering system. They also have a kids only track and an... more info


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