William G. Stratton State Park

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William G. Stratton State Park

Illinois

(815) 942-0796

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Overview

William G. Stratton State Park is an Illinois state park in Grundy County, Illinois, United States. It is named after Illinois Governor William Stratton, and was developed in 1959. It is possessed of a jet-ski landing area, and it is bounded by the Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail.

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Latitude, Longitude: 41.360517, -88.409413

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Activities

  • Boating

    Any one of four public boat launching ramps will provide your start to an afternoon of boating, fishing or water-skiing. There is no limit to outboard motor size.

  • Bicycling

    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.

  • Fishing

    Fishermen must possess a valid state fishing lisence. These can be purchased online at https://www.wildlifelicense.com/il/.

  • Hiking

    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.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    In winter, the Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail can be utilized by snowmobilers.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables and benches are provided for a relaxing afternoon along the waters 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.

  • Water Sports

    A jet ski launching area is located a short distance to the east of the boat ramps.

Directions

Driving

Located in Morris, follow Route 47 to Illinois Avenue and turn west. Proceed on Illinois Avenue to Calhoun Street and turn left. Crossing over the Illinois and Michigan Canal turn left on Griggs Street and proceed straight to William G. Stratton State Park.

Phone Numbers

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(815) 942-0796

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