Website: Camp Nauvoo
1095 S Warsaw St
Nauvoo, IL 62354
Camp Nauvoo is located in the Southwest corner of Nauvoo, on 30 acres of land, some with river views. The facility is ideal for church youth gatherings, family reunions, weddings, RVs, retreats, tent camping and more!
Website: Nauvoo State Park
980 S Bluff St
Nauvoo, IL 62354
The Nauvoo State Park is located in the Southwest corner of Nauvoo, directly across from the Historical District. The Nauvoo State Park offers many amenities including fishing, boating, camping, hiking, playgrounds, and a pavilion available for rent. For more information about Nauvoo's parks, see our Parks page.
Lake Horton: Nauvoo State Park is home to Lake Horton, a 13-acre manmade fishing lake. The lake is stocked for anglers wanting to catch largemouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill. Although there are no boat docks or boat rentals, a primitive boat launch is available. Only electric trolling motors are allowed.
Camping: Nauvoo State Park offers 150 camping spaces, equally divided between Class A and Class B areas. A youth group area is centrally located in the park. Don't forget to ask for permission: all campers must obtain a permit for overnight camping from the park office, and groups of 25 or more must get advance permission before entering the park. Make your reservation online.
Trails: At 1.5 miles, the park's main trail, Locust Lane, shows off some of the park's best features. As the trail winds around the lake and through timbered areas, hikers can see and hear a variety of birds. Visitors will also enjoy the 3/8-mile accessible loop trail from the campground. A short trail connects the main picnic and playground area to the dam, and a short, one-way trail leads hikers to Gilligan's Island on Lake Horton. You can learn more about the Locus Lane Trail here. You can download a map to Nauvoo's New Health & Wellness Trail here.
Picnic and Playground Areas: If picnicking is in your plans while visiting Nauvoo State Park, you're in luck. The park features two picnic and playground areas totaling 20 acres. In addition to playground equipment for kids, you'll find tables, stoves and two shelter houses, one equipped with modern toilet facilities. A ball diamond and two parking lots round out the list of amenities.