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parks and recreation Rock Creek County Park 3942 291st Street | Camanche, IA Modern & primitive camping, cabin rentals, camp store, dock rental, boat rentals, boat ramps, fishing, bait sales, hiking, shower house, playgrounds, water (camper hookups/adapter, no sewer), dump station, ice fishing, snowmobiling Root Park 25th Ave N & North 10th St | Clinton, IA 5.5 acres, ballfields, playground Sinnissippi Mounds 1100 Sinnissippi Road | Sterling, IL Historical national site, ball diamond, cross-country skiing, sledding, fishing, frisbee golf (PDGA), playground, picnic areas, grills, open play areas, restrooms, shelters, trails soaring eagles nature center dog park 4201 N 3rd St | Clinton, IA 8 acres, swimming pond, spacious terrain, gated sections Waterworks Park 503 W Winfield St | Morrison, IL 12.4 acres, baseball diamond, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, a playground, sledding, picnic area WestBrook Park 520 Westbrook Drive | DeWitt, IA 100 acres, picnic shelters, baseball/ softball diamonds, playgrounds, 18 hole disc golf course, camp Minor Boy Scout Camp, dog park, mountain bike trail, public restrooms, concession stand, natural timber area, foot trails, 10’ wide multi purpose trail, Silver Creek riverview park www.clintonherald.com Trails discovery Trail Eagle Point Park to Camanche, IA | 563-243-0820 Clinton’s Discovery Trail is dedicated to three Clinton County astronauts: Cmdr. Dale A. Gardner (U.S. Navy), Dr. George D. (Pinky) Nelson and Col. David C. Hilmers (U.S. Marine Corps). Trail users will enjoy scenery of the Mississippi River. Riverview Park has many recreational facilities, including tennis, swimming, minor league baseball, and camping. Eagle Point Park features scenic bluffs. The trail now connects through Downtown Clinton, offering a 14 mile continuous trail from Eagle Point Park to Camanche, IA. Great River Biking & Hiking Trail Savanna, IL The Great River Trail is a breathtaking journey along 60 miles of the Mississippi River. The route is a mixture of paved rail-trail, small-town sidewalks, dedicated bike lanes on the street and a stretch of road shoulder along the Great River Road. The Great River Trail begins in Savanna and travels south through many small river towns with traditions still steeped in the quintessential culture of the Mississippi River. There are many opportunities for browsing antiques, enjoying sumptuous catfish dinners and viewing the boats and barges. To reach the Savanna trailhead from State Route 84 (Great River Road), take US 50 (Chicago Street) west and turn left on Broderick Drive. The trailhead is on the left. Jackson County Recreation Trail Twogood Park in Preston | Simpson Street & Hwy 64 Now connected with Copper Creek Trail out of Preston, the trail is 6.6 miles in length. This crushed limestone path is great for biking, hiking, and cross country skiing! The scenic trail is located along the Maquoketa River in Jackson County and crosses both Deep Creek and Copper Creek. About half of the trail is located on the abandoned Chicago-Milwaukee Railroad line. Scenic overlooks along the trail provide striking views of the river valley and its limestone bluffs. Enjoy a picnic or relax in one of the 4 picnic shelters along the trail. Learn more about the area’s geological history from signs along the trail. Also bring your fishing pole, with access to the streams and river. eagle point park clinton park Visitor And Newcomer Guide | 2019 49