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!

  
  


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Barto Landing
Route 89/Illinois River, Spring Valley, IL 61362



Listing Photo Fishermen are in their glory in the Illinois Valley. Northern pike, walleye, and smallmouth bass are among numerous varieties of fish that frequent the Illinois River. Popular among area fishing enthusiasts, Barto Landing is the site of the Master's Walleye Circuit Tournament held at the end of March in Spring Valley, and offers some of the best year round fishing in Illinois. This two-day professional team tournament is the world's largest walleye fishing tournament, attracting people from all over the globe. In addition to this annual event, Barto Landing offers some of the best year round fishing in Illinois and a free public deep-lagoon launch site on the Illinois River.

For tournament reservation information contact Bill Guerini, Spring Valley Walleye Club, 815.663.6141 or walleye1@ivnet.com.


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GPS: 41.327535, -89.199808
Phone: (815) 663-6141



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