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Blanding Landing Recreation Area

5720 S. River Rd., Hanover, IL 61041

Camping & RV Parks

The Blanding Landing Recreation Area is off the beaten path offering a quiet camping get-a-way.

Nestled along the backwaters of the Mississippi River, this area is a well-known birders paradise, plus access to miles of great fishing.

It is located 13 miles south of Galena, Illinois off of Blackjack Road in Jo Daviess County. The campground features 30 campsites with 50-amp electrical service, 7 non-electrical sites, a shower building, sewer dump station and more! This secluded area also has a playground, picnic shelter, boat ramp and great views of the backwaters of the Mississippi River with the main channel on the far shoreline.


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