Illinois Map

Illinois River Valley

Basics
Size:
136 sq miles
Max. Depth:
17 feet
Elevation:
417 feet

Description

The Illinois River Valley, a little outside the Chicago area, is a heavily forested area in stark contrast to the flat lands that surround it. The valley itself is part of Starved Rock State Park, a wonderful area briming with wildlife and vibrant foliage. Fall is especially nice, and if you plan ahead with a houseboat rental you can really settle in and take in the scenery.

The river is usually too swift for swimming, but fishing is very popular. Smallmouth, largemouth, striped and white bass abound. If a houseboat is too much, the local marina offers smaller rentals and a launch ramp if you've already got a boat.

 

Tour Companies

  • Nationwide Lakes
  • Boating, Houseboating
  • 888-454-8825

Houseboat Vacations If you've never taken a houseboat vacation before, you don't know what you're missing. Houseboating is a fun and easy way to explore the unique waters of North America. We pride ourselves on our commitment to working with our customers to help make their trip the best it can be.

Fishing

Fish:
Bass
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Catfish
Walleye
Striped Bass
Sauger

Details

Size:
136 sq miles
Max. Depth:
17 feet
Elevation:
417

Amenities

Water Features
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground
Water Activities
  • Boating
  • Fishing
Water Services
  • Boat Rentals
  • Personal Watercraft Rentals

Map + Directions


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