Providing a stop over area for migrating waterfowl, Rice Lake and the surrounding areas provide an excellent opportunity for wildlife observation. Because of an extensive habitat management program, this backwater wetland area is used by thousands of ducks and geese as they move through central Illinois during the changing seasons. Visitors also may encounter one of several threatened or endangered plant and animal species such as the American bald eagle, which uses the bottomland timber for roosting. Fishing is a favorite pastime at the area with catches of largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, bullhead buffalo and carp. However, with seasonal fluctuations of the water levels, fishing may be limited during certain times of the year. Duck hunting and archery deer hunting also provide opportunities for the outdoor sportsman.

road biking
3 months ago

this is the most scenic branch of the Illinois Prarie Path.

walking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

walking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Nice easy trail we walked about 8 miles there and back.

mountain biking
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Good bike path from Carol Stream to the Elgin Casino 30 mile round trip 2 hours and you are moving.

road biking
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

hiking
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012