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Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

19406 Loud Thunder Road , Illinois City, IL 61259

Camping & RV Parks

Loud Thunder began in 1944 with the purchase of a 1,240-acre ranch from Charles Searle. Adjacent properties were later purchased creating the existing park that now totals 1,480 acres.

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve’s 1,480 acres is home to picnic shelters, campgrounds, trails, biking, two playgrounds, and Lake George. Pick out your favorite picnic spot and enjoy the surroundings. You can also rent a canoe, kayak, Jon Boat, 2-person Pontoon Boat or even a Party Barge to get out on the lake. For rental availability and days available, visit the website.

This beautiful forest preserve will provide friends and family with amenities and outdoor recreational opportunities to fill an entire day or weekend of camping.

If you have a horse, there are many trails to enjoy too.

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