Kankakee River State Park Visitor Center
5314 West Route102 Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Interpretive Program Information
Where is the best place to see Rock Creek? Hear a woodpecker? Catch a fish? If you have questions about something you've seen at Kankakee River State Park or something you would like to see, stop by the Visitor Center. We want you to enjoy your visit to the fullest!
Our Visitor Center includes historical and natural science displays and exhibits with lots of interesting park information. The park’s interpretive program includes environmental and conservation education throughout the school year. Please be sure to make arrangements in advance. We can custom-design programs or hikes to meet your needs. Fun-filled nature experiences are available for Scouts, 4-H clubs and other organized youth groups. Scouts may schedule visits to fulfill requirements for wildlife/nature achievements and badges. Kankakee River State Park is also a great place to complete Eagle Scout Projects.
The interpreter's hours are 7:30am - 3:30pm Tuesday through Saturday from April through December and 7:30am - 3:30pm Monday through Friday from January through March. The interpreter is available for assistance and ideas for science projects, to answer visitor questions, and to assist in the identification of plants and animals that make their homes in the park.
The Center's phone number is (815) 933-1383 x25.
Trail brochures and checklists are available at the Visitor Center. Naturalist programs and guided hikes are offered to school and youth groups year-round by appointment. Campground and trailside programs and guided walks are offered throughout the year to highlight special park attractions.
A self-guided interpretive trail along Rock Creek allows visitors to discover the park's wildlife at their own pace.
UPCOMING PARK EVENTS