Whiteside County

Whiteside County, Illinois

General Information Websites

Whiteside County

Rock Falls




Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

Sterling Main Street

Coloma Township Park District

Sterling Park District

Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society

Ronald Reagan Birthplace – Tampico

Visit Rock Falls

Blackhawk Waterways in Northwest Illinois


Moonlight Bay Marina
Moonlight Bay Lane
Sterling, IL  61081
(815) 625-1700

Crow Valley Campground
23807 Moline Road
Sterling, IL  61081
(815) 626-5376

Crystal Lake RV Park
600 East 17th Street
Rock Falls, IL 6107
(815) 626-7226

Leisure Lake Campgrounds
2304 French Street
Rock Falls, IL
(815) 626-0005

Prophetstown State Recreation Area
Riverside Drive
PO Box 181
Prophetstown, IL  61277
(815) 537-2926

Erie Campground
9480 Erie Road
Erie, IL  61250
(309) 569-7160

Morrison-Rockwood State Park
18750 Lake Road
Morrison, IL  61270
(815) 772-4708

Paddle Craft Sales and Rentals, Bicycle Sales and Repairs, Outdoor Outfitters

Meads Bike Shop
444 Locust Street
Sterling, IL  61081
(815) 626-4601

Green River Cyclery
205 East 1st Street
Dixon, IL  61021
(815) 622-8180

Biking, Hiking and Water Trails

Illinois no longer requires paddlecraft (canoe, kayak, paddle board) to be registered and titled.  However, paddlecraft do need a current Water Usage Stamp issued by the IDNR – Click here to find out how to purchase.

Rock River Trail Bike Route 

Rock River National Water Trail

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park

Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area     Limited Hiking, Fishing

Morrison-Rockwood State Park       Hiking,Equestrian Trail

Sinnissippi Dam Walkway

Great River Bike Trail

Other Routes of Interest

Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route

Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway

Great River Road National Scenic Byway

Ronald Reagan Trail