Green River State Park RV & Campground Guide

Illinois

The Green River State Park is spread on an area of 2,565 acres. This state park offers great wildlife exploration adventures as well as a dump station, hiking trails, and RV campsites. There are also guided hunting tours for those who want to test or enhance their hunting skills. Approximately one-third of this state park is covered in swampy slough areas, and the rest is covered in open fields and cultivated areas. The local government manages this area to offer more cover and food for local wildlife. This park is located near the Illinois communities of Dixon, Amboy, and Ashton.

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Weather
Spring 25-71 F
Summer 57-83 F
Fall 39-75 F
Winter 12-47 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Green River State Park

You can easily turn your next visit to a state park into a memorable and luxurious one by renting an RV. You can rent an RV from RVshare.com and visit Green River State Park in Illinois with your family in style. Experience an amazing road trip with affordable RV options.

Green River State Park RV Park and Campground

Green River State Park offers excellent outdoor activities and wildlife exploration adventures. It is known for the diversity of its wildlife and flora. There are gorgeous prairies, woods, and wetlands available for visitors, and you can participate in guided tours to explore the beauty of this wildlife area. You can also take part in hunting tours, where you can test your hunting skills on fox, pheasant, rabbit, deer, coyote, turkey, skunk, and dove, among several other animals. However, if you are not one for hunting, you and your family can go hiking and enjoy wildlife in their natural habitats. If you want, you can also enjoy horseback riding while hiking on a 10-mile equestrian trail. This campground offers RV facilities for all types and sizes of RVs. From big rigs to small family RVs, this park can accommodate everything.

  • Electricity Hookup: 30/20/15 amp
  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Alcoholic Beverages: No
  • Open Fires: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No

East Woods RV Park and Campground

If you are looking for other camping options and RV sites near Green River State Park, the 25 acres of the East Woods on Rainbow Pond will be ideal for you. East Woods RV Park and Campground is located on the banks of the Illinois River in East Ottawa. About an acre of this campground is covered in a shallow pond, and this is why this campground is also known as the Rainbow Pond campground. The pond attracts different animals, including deer, doves, rabbits, and quails. The campground is away from any noises or pollution of the city, offering a serene environment for visitors. It will cost you $40 for an overnight stay in this park.

  • Electricity Hookup: No
  • Water Hookup: No
  • Picnic Tables: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Alcoholic Beverages: No
  • Open Fires: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No

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What to Do at
Green River State Park

Inside Green River State Park

Green River State Park offers visitors a multitude of activities, such as hunting, horseback riding, bird-watching, wildlife exploration, hiking, camping, and jogging. Photographers can capture over 20 species of mammals and 500 species of plants through their cameras. If you are looking to relax, you can set up a camp in one of the 50 sites available and rest under a beautiful starry night sky.

Outside Green River State Park

If you want to step outside the park and explore the local area, you should know that there are plenty of restaurants and shops in the vicinity. You can buy trendy clothes or enjoy homemade Italian food at an affordable price. You can also visit nearby museums to explore local history. 

Restaurants

Palmyra Pub and Eatery

Palmyra Pub and Eatery offers excellent food, amazing ambiance, and friendly staff. You can enjoy the best of fast food in the local area at an affordable price. The menu features entrees, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and vegan-friendly salads. You can also get your favorite cold beverage to pair with your hot meal.

Type: Fast Food, Bar, American

Location: 628 Palmyra Rd, Dixon, IL 61021

Basil Tree Ristorante

Basil Tree Ristorante is an Italian restaurant in Lee County where you can satisfy all your Italian food cravings without having to place a strain on your budget. This restaurant offers a semiformal dining room for families, and the interior design is covered in a rustic décor that goes along perfectly with the cuisine options. You can get delicious seafood, pasta, and fast-dining options here.

Type: Italian

Location: 123 E 1st St, Dixon, IL 61021

Lincoln Way Café

Lincoln Way Café is an excellent option if you are looking for delicious fast food at low prices in Lee County. This restaurant is designed to give you a small-town feel. The staff is friendly, and the menu features homemade pies and desserts.

Type: American Comfort Food

Location: 137 N Elm St, Franklin Grove, IL 61031

Shopping

UOI Boutique

UOI Boutique is primarily a women's boutique located in Lee County. It offers casual wear, formal wear, nightwear, shoes, and accessories at an affordable price. You can also buy jewelry and handbags here. The owners make sure to add all the latest and cutest trends to their selection.

Location: 311 1st Ave, Sterling, IL 61081

County Market

County Market is a grocery chain that offers fresh meat, dairy, and other grocery items. You can also get instant delivery form this store and order everything online.

Location: 1380 N Galena Ave, Dixon, IL 61021

Maurices

Maurices is ideal for you if you are looking for current trends and modern-looking clothes for your trip. You can get kids' clothes and women's clothing here without having to spend too much money. The wide selection is something that makes this shop stand out among the rest.

Location: Presidential Parkway Plaza, Dixon, IL 61021

Sightseeing

Lowell Park

Lowell Park is a great spot to spend the day. This is a municipal park that allows you to fish, hunt, and take a swim in the Rock River in northern Dixon. There are also safe playgrounds for the kids, so you can rest and relax while they run around on their own.

Location: 2114 Lowell Park Rd, Dixon, IL 61021

Dillon Home Museum

Dillon Home Museum will give you the opportunity to explore the history of the region without getting bored. The curator ensures that all the staff members know everything about the area and understand how to engage visitors.

Location: 1005 E 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081

Woodlawn Arts Academy

Woodlawn Arts Academy is a premier arts-based academy center in Lee County. Visitors can appreciate and support local talent by enjoying different exhibitions.

Location: 3807 Woodlawn Rd, Sterling, IL 61081

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How to Get to
Green River State Park

If you are traveling from Chicago, you will need to get on I-88. Follow this for approximately two hours and watch for signs to the park. 

If you are traveling from Peoria, you will need to take IL-29 out of the city. It will take you approximately an hour and a half to reach the park. 

If you are traveling from Iowa City, you can take I-80 and then get on the IL-29. You will reach the park in less than two hours.

Entering Green River State Park

The park is open year-round and free for everyone. Groups of 25 or more are required to register with the park in advance to avoid overcrowding. 

Per person : $0

Green River State Park offers the best wildlife exploration opportunities in the area and several fun activities for your family. If you visit, be sure to take pictures and videos and post about your experience on social media. Tag RVshare in your posts so that we can see what you've been up to. You can also send your photos and memories to [email protected] We may even feature your pictures and give you a shoutout in our next blog.