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!

  
  

Nature Sites In and Around Havana

Havana, Illinois is situated on the east bank of the Illinois River south of Peoria. In 1908, with its harvest of 24 million pounds, the Illinois River was the most productive inland commercial fishery in the U.S. That year, the harvest accounted for approximately 10% of the total U.S., more than the entire Mississippi River. About half of that passed through the fish markets at Havana and Liverpool. In addition, recreational fishing contributed equally to local economies. With its bricked and cobblestoned streets, beautiful river park, and friendly eateries, Havana offers a wonderful respite to visitors. "Birds-as-art" aficionados will want to stop at the Havana Public Library (the oldest continuously used Carnegie library in Illinois) to view Herman August Glick's collection of hand-carved waterfowl and shorebird figures.



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647 N State Hwy 100, Astoria, IL 61501
Once a private duck-hunting club, the 2,247-acre Anderson Lake and adjacent 230-acre Carlson Lake were purchased by the state in 1947 and put under the auspices of the Illinoi...View Details.
Phone: (309) 759-4484
Area: Havana
Site Access: fee
GPS: 40.19656, -90.20330 Map It!

19031 E CR 2110N, Havana, IL 62644
Owned and operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, this 4,480-acre site contains elements of several habitats: Oak-hickory forest, riparian forest, floodplain shrub, mars...View Details.
Phone: (309) 535-2290
Area: Havana
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.36270, -89.98904 Map It!

State Rt. 78/97 , Lewistown, IL 61542
Derived from an Indian name for ...View Details.
Phone: (309) 535-2290
Area: Lewistown
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.30547, -90.08533 Map It!

100 W. Main Street, Havana, IL 62644
Bordered by the east bank of the Illinois River this linear park possesses an ample walking trail shaded by the park's large riparian trees. On the park's bluff (at the termin...View Details.
Phone: 309-543-6240
Area: Havana
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.30024, -90.06539 Map It!

25410 N Fish Hatchery Road, Topeka, IL 61567
Named after Jacob John Wolf, 7-term Illinois General Assembly member and past Deputy Director of the Department of Conservation, this unique facility is comprised of a 36,000-...View Details.
Phone: 309-968-7531
Area: Havana
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.43024, -89.89191 Map It!

17855 CR 2400E, Topeka, IL 61567
Owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this 240-acre site is dedicated to raising native tree, shrub, grass, and wildflower stock to be used in bo...View Details.
Phone: 309-535-2185
Area: Havana
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.31699, -89.90460 Map It!

North Orange Street, Havana, IL 62644
A visit to Rockwell Mound is a visit back 2,000 years to the prehistory of the Illinois River Valley, one of the richest archaeological regions in the country. As it stands t...View Details.
Phone: (309) 547-3721
Area: Havana
GPS: 40.18291, -90.3858 Map It!

25799 E. CR 2300 N - Mason County Road, Forest City, IL 61532
Fifteen centuries ago, melt-waters from the last Ice Age deposited vast amounts of sand along the Illinois River valley, which have since been sculpted into massive dunes. Fol...View Details.
Phone: (309) 597-2212
Area: Havana
Site Access: fee
GPS: 40.39050, -89.87088 Map It!

3594 CR 200 N, Chandlerville, IL 62627
With numerous floodplain lakes, sloughs, bottomland forests, both tallgrass prairie and sand prairie, this site offers incredible diversity within its 10,360 acres. The site i...View Details.
Phone: (309) 546-2628
Area: Havana
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.09179, -90.29187 Map It!

11421 N. CR 1650E, Havana, IL 62644
The Llama Farm maintains a breeding herd of carefully selected llamas which have resulted in many Grand Champion males and females. Owners Frank and Judy Hofreiter maintain th...View Details.
Phone: 309-543-3497
Area: Havana
Site Access: free
GPS: 40.22255, -90.04739 Map It!