1510 46th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201

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Pause a moment and picture a forest in the middle
of the city
-- an urban paradise...
Hiking trails that wind deep into the woods, up rugged hills and along the banks of a gentle river, remote spots where nature wraps around you...

the songs of birds...scampering squirrels...

oaks that were here when the first pioneers

And more!

Picnic shelters with stone fireplaces, a museum
of Native American life, a nature center where children can learn the values of the natural world,

playgrounds, a
rustic lodge that a duke
would envy...

It's not a fantasy--it's all real, and it's all right here
in the middle of the city of Rock Island!

State Historic Site - is a wooded, steeply
rolling 208-acre tract - borders the Rock River in Rock Island County. Prehistoric Indians and nineteenth-century settlers made their homes here, but the area is most closely identified with the Sauk nation and the warrior-leader whose name it bears - Black Hawk. The site, which is also noted for its many natural features, is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.