Camping season begins at Loud Thunder and Illilniwek

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Rock Island County Forest Preserve District has begun the 2015 camping season, and Loud Thunder and Illiniwek forest preserves are now open. The Forest Preserve District has made some significant changes to the way Loud Thunder and Illiniwek operate so when you visit the preserves be sure to stop in at the camp office prior to setting up at a campsite.

Loud Thunder and Illiniwek have instituted a new policy in regard to firewood as follows:

Only firewood that meets the State (Illinois Department of Agriculture) & Federal (USDA) certifications and labeling requirements is allowed to be brought onto District premises. All unauthorized firewood may be removed and destroyed by District staff.

Firewood that is in compliance with this ordinance can be purchased at both Loud Thunder and Illiniwek.

 Loud Thunder will be hosting an open house on 5/12/2015 from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. at the new Park Office located on the west side of the preserve.

The Office phone numbers for the preserves are as follows: Loud Thunder (309) 795-1040 Illiniwek (309) 496-2620