Explore State Parks

It isn’t often you find two amazing State Parks in one area. Henry County is home to both the Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park as well as Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area. Both feature relaxing scenery and are the definition of Illinois back roads. The Hennepin Canal is a 104-mile linear park with rustic views and plenty of places for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, canoeing, fishing and more. Johnson Park is made up of 1,365 acres and features many of the same activities the Hennepin does, but also includes one the most popular pheasant hunting sites in Illinois. Grab your gear and experience the outdoors in Henry County.

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
Address: 24000 N 1920th St

The Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, a 104-mile linear park, is a rustic, historic, educational, and recreational jewel spanning five counties and includes the entire width of Henry County with acce...

Johnson Sauk Trail State Park
Address: 28616 Sauk Trail Road

Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park is for all seasons and offers exploration of fields of wildflowers, an opportunity for a lazy summer picnic amidst the giant oaks, fall colors with cool night, or fun in...