Kickapoo offers more than just about any other park in Illinois. Fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, boating, scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, and much more.
The park features 22 lakes, 9 with boat ramps, and access to the Middle Fork River. Boat and Canoe rental is available on Clear Pond. Electric boat motors only. Fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, crappie, redear sunfish and trout is excellent! (Fishing license required) Kickapoo is also one of the few parks in the country that also allows ice fishing!
More than 1,000 acres including forests, grasslands, edge and cropland are available for the use of hunters each fall. Kickapoo hunters may harvest white-tailed deer (both firearm and archery), squirrel, dove, woodcock, quail, cock pheasant, rabbit, raccoon and opossum.
Special regulations and restrictions apply and all hunters must register before hunting the area. Hunter Fact Sheet
Kickapoo Landing offers canoes, kayaks, tubes, bait, ice, firewood and a restaurant. Call (217) 446-8399. They are open 7 days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April, May, September and October. Hours are Monday – Thursday: 10:00 A.M.- 7:00 P.M.; Friday – 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.; Saturday 7:00 A.M – 8:00 P.M.; and Sunday 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
The horse concession is called Thunder Wolf Trail Rides and they can be reached at (217) 477-4400.
10906 Kickapoo Park Road
Oakwood, IL 61858
Information and photo courtesy of Kickapoo State Park