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Morrison-Rockwood State Park, Morrison

#64 of 76 in Nature in Illinois
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Morrison Rockwood State Park is an Illinois state park on 1,164 acres (471 ha) located north of Morrison in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The park was established in 1971 and opened for day use that same year. It is named after the nearby Rock Creek and the heavily wooded park area "Rockwood". Lake Carlton is located within the park. Lake Carlton is a watershed impoundment constructed in 1969 by building a 38-foot (12 m) high, 1,800-foot (550 m) long earthen dam across a tributary stream to Rock Creek. The lake was named in memory of L. Carlton Anderson, a local citizen who promoted the park and was an important civic and conservation leader.

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  • We stayed three nights in a pop up trailer electric site. It was our first time at this State Park and would definitely go again. We checked out some of the other camp sites to stay on our next trip.....  more »
  • I was looking for fun day trip from Destin, had been to another spring and was afraid this place would not be good. I was amazed!!! We went early and got there by 11am. Hardly anyone was there. The...  more »
  • Pretty views of the lake. The lake is small but I hear the fishing is good. There are horseback riding trails and relatively easy walking trails. The concession stand is wheelchair accessible and the food is good. They even serve breakfast and it is delicious.
  • Beautiful area, plenty of areas to camp, picnic, and fish. Although fish wise lake seems really low, super hard to catch anything of decent size. Restaurant is closed unfortunately but town nearby has places to eat.

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