Trails and recreational activites.
Welcome! We’re glad you’re here!
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.
Visit Hennepin Canal
You can make a difference contact Dianna.Skowera@Illinois.gov Unlocking the Secrets Click here Compliments of Rock Falls Tourism www.visitrockfalls.com Compliments of Geneseo Chamber of Commerce www.geneseo.org
The Locktender performed by Dexter Brigham
Join us for a performance of The Locktender on Saturday, April 1st at 1pm in Geneseo!
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
Join Friends Monthly Hikes
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
2023 New Year Report
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...
A few photos shared with us by friends on our Facebook Page.