Friends of The Hennepin Canal

Preserve & Protect For Future Generations

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Trails and recreational activites.

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The Friends of Hennepin Canal was formed to preserve, protect, and enhance the park experience at the Hennepin Canal State Park. Funding supports maintenance, recreational, historical, and educational opportunities.


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Volunteering Opportunities available.
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Compliments of Rock Falls Tourism
Compliments of Geneseo Chamber of Commerce

Approved Recreational Activities

IDNR Approved Activities in the Hennepin Canal State Park Include: Picnicking, Hiking, Bicycling, Fishing, Boating, Canoeing, Camping, Equestrian Camping, Hunting, Snowmobiling,

Outdoor Fun For All Seasons

Kayaking,Hiking, Biking & Camping


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Our Dream for Hennepin Canal State Park

1. Water Pumps

Wouldn’t it be great to have access to drinking water  when enjoying enjoying outdoor activities at the Hennepin Canal?

2. Signs for Bridges & Locks 

3. Working Bathrooms Along the Canal

4.  Events such as biking, kayaking, boat tours.

News & Announcements

2022 Friends Holiday Letter

Dear Friends of the Hennepin Canal, As we enter into this new year, we wanted to celebrate all of the 2022 accomplishments made possible by hard work, determination, and collaboration. Your membership continues to allow us to help preserve and explore the future...

Holiday Letter, 2021

Dear Friends of the Hennepin Canal, As we celebrate this holiday season, we wish you and yours peace and good will. As with much of the world, the COVID Pandemic has taken a toll on our organization. Some of our members were infected by the virus, the rest of us were...

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