Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!


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Visit DePue - An Illinois River Road Community

Follow the scenic Illinois River Road into the small town of Depue - Home to Lake DePue, the site for the annual Lake DePue Pro National Championship Boat Races, and nearby Donnelly-DePue State Fish & Wildlife Area. DePue lies in the heart of some of the Byway's best wildlife watching, boating, hunting and fishing.

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