Shabbona is home to Shabbona Lake State Park, Chief Shabbona Forest Preserve, and Indian Oaks Golf Course, which all have Native American names associated with them in honor of Chief Sabaney (or Shabbona) of the Potawatomi Nation. Shabbona is easily accessible from I-88 & I-39 and is on Route 30 in southern DeKalb County. Located about halfway between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, there are local restaurants and services available in this historic village. Shabbona Lake State Park has a 318-acre man-made lake that is the “Muskie Capital of Illinois”. It is the only lake in Illinois specifically for fishing but also attracts many kayakers and wind surfers. There are 150 Class A campsites. The 6.5 miles of wooded shoreline has five earthen fishing piers, a handicap-accessible fishing pier, and is open year-round drawing over 475,00 visitors annually.

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