Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.
The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!
Fulton County Camping & Recreation Area 18733 N. Conservation Road, St. David, IL 61563
Located between Lewistown and the community of St. David, the 440-acre Fulton County Camping and Recreation Area includes 150 cumulative acres of surface water spread throughout a myriad of ponds, sloughs, and lakes. The site is managed by Fulton County for recreational use, which includes camping, fishing, and hiking. The ponds and sloughs are great for water birds; in particular, Little Sister Lake is often home to songbirds along its brushy shoreline, and geese, herons, egrets, ducks, and other waterfowl on its open water.