Great Outdoors

Sinnissippi Dam Walkway

Rock Falls , IL

Cross over from Rock Falls into Sterling, enjoy a leisurely stroll and check out the Dillon Home museum and Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society on the other side!  In Rock Falls, you can enjoy the Jim Arduini Boat Launch, the Hennepin Feeder Canal or a walk along the River's edge! 

Built in 1906, this dam raised the Rock River water level by 11 feet so it would flow into the Hennepin Canal. In 2007, the State of Illinois, in a collaborative effort with Rock Falls, Sterling and their respective park districts constructed a 10’ wide walking bridge that spans the Sinnissippi Dam. Known as Sinnissippi Dam Walkway, the nearly 500’ bridge provides a much need safe link between the ever expanding trail systems of Rock Falls and Sterling; while also providing walkers, runners and bicyclists with a scenic view of the Rock River. 

Additional Info

  • What To Do: Great Outdoors
  • Address: 898 East 2nd Street
  • City: Rock Falls
  • State: IL
  • Postcode: 61071
  • Pet Friendly?: Yes
  • Wheel Chair Access?: Yes
  • Open to Public?: Yes
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