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FISHERMANS CORNER, IL

part ofMississippi River - Pools 11-22, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Oct 25 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

With impressive views of the mighty Mississippi River, Fishermans Corner provides convenient RV and tent camping facilities for outdoor enthusiasts. The lush river landscape provides plenty of shade, and activities from water sports to hiking to wildlife viewing. Eagle watching is particularly popular during the winter months at Fishermans Corner.

Natural Features:

Fishermans Corner offers an excellent view of a small aquatic marsh near Locks and Dam 14, which is home to an array of wildlife species. On any given morning visitors may see turtles sunning on rocks near the river bed or countless bird species hunting the shallow waters for food.

The scenery during camping season never disappoints, whether it's the vivid greenery during the spring or the breathtaking medley of colors during the fall.

Recreation:

Although there is no river access from within the campground, the Fishermans Corner Day Use facility is a short walk away and offers numerous fishing areas as well as a canoe ramp. Visitors can also catch a weekly educational program at the amphitheater located within the campground.

The Central Trail section of the famous Mississippi River Trail passes directly in front of the campground, offering visitors miles of walking and biking trails along the river bank. The expansive Elton E. Fawks Bald Eagle Refuge and Nature Preserve and the Illiniwek Forest Preserve are also located just minutes away.

Facilities:

Fishermans Corner provides the comforts of modern camping, including a shower house, electric hook-ups and flush toilets, while still providing visitors with an authentic outdoor experience.

Nearby Attractions:

The John Deere Pavilion, an interactive museum spanning almost 200 years of the famous American agricultural company's history is located a convenient 20-minutes away by car. For a more exotic experience, the Botanical Center located in Rock Island, features an array of colorful plant species located in both indoor and outdoor gardens.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Emergency Phone
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Self Pay Station
  • Showers
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • All campers must register with the fee booth between 6-9pm on day of arrival
  • "FIREWOOD ALERT" - Prevent the spread of EAB. All firewood originating from out-of-state or from a quarantined county is prohibited in this facility. Purchase firewood from a local vendor. Do Not bring firewood from home. Click www.missriver.org and click on the "Emerald Ash Borer Firewood Alert" picture/link for more information.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    41.56972, -90.39
    41°34'11"N, 90°23'24"W

    From Interstate 80, take Exit 1 for Route 84 toward E Moline/Savanna. Turn left onto Route 84 S/2nd Ave and follow for nearly two miles to the campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    FISHERMANS CORNER
    ROUTE 84 NORTH
    HAMPTON IL 61256

    Phone Number:

    Information: (815)259-3628
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