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Camping / Day Use Fees

2020 Fee Dates: May 1 - October 25

Cost: $14.00 and $20.00

Reservations Accepted: Yes
To make a reservation: 1-877-444-6777
or visit

Boat Ramp: $5.00/day or $40.00 annual pass. Fees will be waived until October 1, 2020

Picnic Shelter Reservation: Shelters will be closed until further notice.

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Blanding Landing Recreation Area

Hanover, Illinois

The Blanding Landing Recreation Area is off the beaten path offering a quiet camping get-a-way. Nestled along the backwaters of the Mississippi River, this area is a well known birders paradise plus access to miles of great fishing.

It is located 13 miles south of Galena, Illinois off of Blackjack Road in Jo Daviess County. The Class “A” campground features 30 campsites with 50 amp electrical service, 7 non-electrical sites, a shower building, sewer dump station and more! This secluded area also has a playground, picnic shelter, boat ramp and great views of the backwaters of the Mississippi River with the main channel on the far shoreline.

The area is full of activities and adventures for outdoor enthusiasts including kayaking, canoeing, biking, hiking and more! Come and discover why Blanding Landing is Jo Daviess County’s best kept secret!



        Blanding Landing Recreation Area

                    5720 S. River Road
                    Hanover, IL 61041


Contact Information

Fee Booth Hours:
5:00 - 8:00 PM Daily
9:00 - 11:00 AM Friday and Saturday; and Sundays of Holiday Weekends

Fee Booth Phone: 815-591-2326

Dubuque Ranger Office: 563-582-0881