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Shabbona Lake State Park, Shabbona

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Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area is an Illinois state park on 1,550 acres (630 ha) in Shabbona Township, DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. Shabbona Lake is a man-made lake created in 1975 by damming the (Big) Indian Creek, a tributary of the Fox River. Its name derives from the Potawatomi leader Shabbona.

Seventy miles west of Chicago, off U.S. 30, urban landscape gives way to 1,550 acres of rolling prairie and a 318.8-acre man-made fishing lake. Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area provides a convenient, natural haven from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
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  • Very nice well kept park with beautiful lake for fishing. Big campground with wooded or lakefront sites. Don’t miss the pokanoka cafe onsite by the marina! Their food is delicious and priced well for....  more
    Very nice well kept park with beautiful lake for fishing. Big campground with wooded or lakefront sites. Don’t miss the pokanoka cafe onsite by the marina! Their food is delicious and priced well for....  more »
  • We have been to Shabbona a few times, and have always had a great time! We really enjoy their pontoon boat rentals and fishing. The view from our site was great. Appreciated the little path behind....  more
    We have been to Shabbona a few times, and have always had a great time! We really enjoy their pontoon boat rentals and fishing. The view from our site was great. Appreciated the little path behind....  more »
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  • Rented a kayak for the first time. Cheapest rental prices around. Calm lake for lazy kayaking. Friendly employees, nicely stocked bait and tackle shop and a restaurant on the premises. Great park.
  • This is just a fantastic little park. if you plan on going?. Plan on going for an entire week because you'll love it too.

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