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Stephens Summer Scenes: Near the Wisconsin Border

Published: June 26, 2023

Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area

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6 miles south of the state line, Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation Area has multi-use trails, picnic areas, and RV/tent/equestrian/youth group campgrounds. There are also opportunities for boating, cross country skiing, equestrian trails, fishing, geocaching, hunting, metal detecting, and swimming.

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Matthiessen State Park

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Canyons, streams, prairie, and forest combine in this park. Visitors can find beautiful rock formations, including unusual and abundant vegetation and wildlife. Activities include an archery range, camping, cross country skiing, equestrian trails, fishing, geocaching, hiking trails, hunting, and mountain bike trails.

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Apple River Canyon State Park

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In the hilly northwest corner of Illinois in Jo Daviess County near the Wisconsin border. Limestone bluffs, deep ravines, springs, streams, and wildlife characterize this area. It has 1,907 acres and includes park activities like camping, fishing, hiking trails, hunting, and picnicking.

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Summer Fun Tips: Hiking Safety
While this advice applies to national parks across the country, it is still helpful for when you’re hiking in Illinois! Learn more about how to stay safe while hiking in Illinois online here: Hike Smart (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
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ABOUT BRAD STEPHENS

Lifelong resident and supporter of the 20th District, Representative Bradley A. Stephens was sworn in on June 29, 2019.

Stephens concurrently serves as the CEO of one of the most successful municipalities in the nation, Rosemont, Illinois. Prior to becoming mayor, Brad Stephens served the Village of Rosemont as a member of its Board of Trustees for 18 years.
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