2021 Roadtrip to Kennekuk County Park in Vermilion County Illinois on May 20th

My visit

Tracy joined Sadie and I for the first time this year! We headed across the state line to Kennekuk County Park in Vermilion County, Illinois. This park had been on my list for awhile. It turned out to be better than I had hoped. If you enjoy finding new places to explore, then add this park to your list. It is a unique place! The park has several ponds, a lake, and a river. It also contains a small historic "community". I really enjoyed the flowers and herb garden.

General Info

(from https://vccd.org/kennekuk-county-park/)

Founded in 1974, Kennekuk County Park is 3000 acres in size and is located five miles west of Danville. It is bordered on the west by the Middle Fork National Scenic River and the Middle Fork State Wildlife Area (3000 acres). Kickapoo State Park (3000 acres) is three miles to the south. These vast public ownerships (except Kickapoo) were purchased in the 1970’s for the creation of the Middle Fork Reservoir. The project was never developed past the initial stages due to lack of funding and environmental opposition.

Kennekuk County Park offers archery deer, turkey, waterfowl and upland game hunting. See Recreational Opportunities for more information. A Visitor Center is open daily except holidays and weekends during winter months. It includes a natural history museum, 1000 gallon aquarium and a Native American display. Lake Mingo is a 170 acre lake within the park.

Check out the Kennekuk County Park gallery by clicking here!

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