Utica, Illinois

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Utica, Illinois, USA

Recreation in Utica, Illinois

State Parks

  • Matthiessen State Park 815-667-4868
    Route 178; P.O. Box 509, Utica, IL 61373
    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 815-667-4726
    Route 178; P.O. Box 509, Utica, IL 61373
    Located 1 Mile South of Utica
    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 815-795-2448
    2660 East 2350th Road, Utica, IL 61301
    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 815-942-0796
    Starting in Joliet and ending in LaSalle, IL
    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 815-357-1608
    2660 East 2350th Road, Utica, IL 61341
    Located in Marseilles
    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 815-223-6900
    578 East US Route Six, LaSalle, IL 61301
    The Illinois Valley's largest outdoor entertainment complex, this speedway offers stock car racing and more! more info  map



  • Starved Rock Stables 815-667-3026
    P.O. Box 509, Oglesby, IL 61373
    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 815-673-3218
    1903 East 1251st Road, Utica, IL 61364
    Streator, IL
    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 815-434-2142
    3215 East 1969th Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
    Skydive Chicago
    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 815-667-5142
    781 North 2249th Road, Utica, IL 61348
    Oglesby, IL
    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 815-433-2471
    1252 North 2803rd Road, Utica, IL 61350
    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 815-795-5200
    2400 East Bluff Street, Utica, IL 61301
    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 815-431-9913
    First Avenue, Utica, IL 60557

    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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