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.  

Location

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