Great Outdoors

Harry Oppold Marina - Sterling

Sterling , IL

In 1968, the Park District received a recreational lease from the U.S. Corp of Engineers on 31 acres now known as Harry Oppold Marina. In 1971, the Harbor House, park roads and lighting, a 50-foot launch ramp, and 100-foot main dock, and parking lots were developed through a 100% funded grant. Since the leasing of Oppold, the dredging of Oxbow Lake, addition of boat slips, two picnic shelters, picnic units, playground areas, landscaping, and more has been added.

* Monitored by an electric gate.



Additional Info

  • What To Do: Great Outdoors
  • Address: 200 Stouffer Rd
  • City: Sterling
  • State: IL
  • Postcode: 61081
  • Telephone: (815) 622-2282
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hours: 5:00 AM - Dusk
  • Pet Friendly?: Yes
  • Wheel Chair Access?: Yes
  • Open to Public?: Yes
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