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Lock & Dam 16 Recreation Area

Illinois City, IL

Lock & Dam 16 is a great place to view wildlife on the river such as Bald Eagles in the winter and Double-crested Cormorants, White Pelicans, ducks, and Great-blue Herons in the summer.  It’s also a wonderful way to get close to the action of a towboat and its barges locking through.

Lock & Dam 16 is located across the Mississippi River from Muscatine, IA at 33109 102 Ave. West, Illinois City, IL  61259. 

For more details or information please contact our Muscatine Ranger Office at 563-263-7913 or email us at

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