Keithsburg, Illinois is a sportsman paradise, summer and winter.
Keithsburg is a boater's paradise located between Lock and Dam 17 and 18 which is the largest pool (26 miles) on the Mississippi River. This area attracts the boaters, fishermen, jet ski enthusiasts, hunters and campers. Bass Fishermen come near and far for fishing tournaments.
Keithsburg has one of the nicest campgrounds on the Mississippi River which is located on 3rd Street, just two blocks off Main Street. The campground was originally built by volunteers in 1985. There are approximately 67 campsites with water and electric hookups $15.00 a night or primitive camping is $8.00 night. The summer of 2011 the Corps of Engineers dredged the sand out of the channel and pumped it along the riverside of the campground, as you can see this made for a very nice sand beach. In addition there are Boat Docks and Shower Houses on each end of the campground. Fish Cleaning Station and Playground Equipment. Campground Host is Elsie Stotler (309) 224-6554
Labor Day Weekend Activities at the Keithsburg Riverside Campground
Friday Night- Golf Cart Parade (starts at the north end of the campground 6:30pm)
South about 3 miles is the Big River State Forest. The Moto Guzzi Rally is held here as an annual event and as you can see from the picture people come from near and far for this event also! Putney's Landing is another boat access area located 1 mile South of Big River and has a nice picnic area.
The Pine Cone Horse Trail and Equestrian Campground is in the North section of Big River State Forest and has a corral, stable, water and restroom facility. The trail goes through pines, hardwoods and fire lanes throughout the forest, 30 miles of marked trails and 40 miles of disc fire lanes. A snowmobiler's paradise. In addition to the park, Pine View Cabin's has rental cabins along with horse trails. If you have any questions contact Carl Gertz at 309/587-3217 pineviewcabins.com
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Created by Terri Gibson September 2000 (Last Updated March 2012)
City of Keithsburg P.O. Box 87; Keithsburg, IL. 61442-0087
Phone 309/374-2311 Fax 309/374-2346
Mon-8:00 -12:00 &1:00 - 5:00 Tues, Thur & Fri 8:00 -12:00 Closed Wed.