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Shabbona County Park

Other Link Shabbona Park History

East 16th Road, North of Harding (open May through October) picnic areas, open fields, several shelters (many with electricity) and fishing ponds are featured at this county-owned park on the banks of Indian Creek. The 21st century tranquility sharply contrasts with the bloody, violent clash of cultures that earned the park its place in American history. A monument has been erected in memory of the 16 men, women and children slain by Native Americans in the Indian Creek Massacre. Two teenage sisters who were taken prisoners were released a week later. The park is named for the Potawatomi Chief Shabbona, who tried to protect the white settlers. 


Business Hours

Monday through Friday
8 am to 4:30 pm

Park Hours

May 1 through September 30
9 am to 7 pm

October 1 through April 30
9 am to 3 pm