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Boat ramp facilities offer access to the Illinois River at William G. Stratton State Park. Any one of four public boat launching ramps will provide your start to an afternoon of boating, fishing or water-skiing. A jet ski launching area is located a short distance to the east of the boat ramps.


If you are a boater or just enjoy watching, picnic tables and benches are provided for a relaxing afternoon along the water’s edge. Drinking water and restroom facilities are located near the launching area. The ample parking area can accommodate over a hundred vehicles with boat trailers.

Trail Access

The Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail provides a natural northern boundary for the William G. Stratton State Park. Sixty-one miles of limestone screened trail can be enjoyed by hikers, bicyclists, nature lovers and snowmobilers.