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Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
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Hiking trail and Shabbona Lake, Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area, November 2013
Location DeKalb County, Illinois, USA
Nearest city Shabbona, Illinois
Area 1,550 acres (630 ha)
Established 1978
Governing body Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area is an Illinois state park on 1,550 acres (630 ha) in Shabbona Township, DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. Shabbona Lake is a man-made lake created in 1975 by damming the (Big) Indian Creek, a tributary of the Fox River. Its name derives from the Potawatomi leader Shabbona.

SEVENTY MILES west of Chicago, off U.S. 30, urban landscape gives way to 1,550 acres of rolling prairie and a 318.8-acre man-made fishing lake. Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area provides a convenient, natural haven from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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