NOTICE: Ryan's Round Barn at Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area opened for the 2022 season Sunday, May 1st. Friends of Johnson-Sauk Trail will host tours of Ryan's Round Barn the first and third Saturdays of the month May - October from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NOTICE: Johnson-Sauk Trail is taking bids for a new concessionaire. Please review the bid notice for more information.
From cross-country skiing in the winter to a lazy picnic in the summer, from a fishing trip in the spring to exploring fields of wildflowers amidst the fall colors of the giant oaks, Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area truly is a park for all seasons.
Located on a glacial moraine that forms the beautiful, rolling hills of Henry County in north-central Illinois, the park sits astride a trail that led Native Americans from Lake Michigan to the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock rivers.
Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area features 1,365 acres and abundant recreation opportunities.
Park hours are May 1 - November 1 from sunrise - 10 PM; November 1 - May 1 from sunrise - sunset. Lakeshore Loop Road is a day use area that is open May 1 - November 1 from sunrise - sunset.