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Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

19408 Loud Thunder Road
Illinois City, IL 61259
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Description and Local Attractions

County forest preserves at 1,621 acres. One of the main attractions at Loud Thunder is Lake George, a 167-acres man-made lake with depths up to 55 feet and stocked with many varieties of fish. Other amenities are:

  • Five campgrounds that include 117 campsites, including a Horse Corral campground
  • Seasonal Boat rentals and concessions
  • Hiking trails- a two-mile moderate level and a 12-mile continuous loop moderate level
  • Shared-use trails for mountain bikers, horseback riders, and hikers
  • Picnic shelters and one playground
  • A part of the Illinois Great River Road National Scenic Byway

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