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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. 

Lock & Dam 16 tours are provided free of charge every Sunday at 2 pm beginning Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend.

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

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