Thorpe Park/County Conservation Offices

This park houses the offices of the Winnebago County Conservation Board and is truly a "multiple use" area. It contains a wetland that is popular with waterfowl hunters in the fall, and 15-area Lake Catherine, which provides a quiet fishing spot year-round. Much of the park is made up of an oak-hickory savanna with numerous prairie areas. A rental cabin along the lake provides an excellent getaway, as well! Trumpeter swans often nest at the park, and the area is also popular with family campers and picnickers.  


Located 5 1/2 miles west of Forest City on B14, 1 1/2 miles north, 1 mile west