Morrison-Rockwood State Park

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Morrison-Rockwood State Park
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Morrison Rockwood State Park
Map showing the location of Morrison-Rockwood State Park
Map showing the location of Morrison-Rockwood State Park
Map of the U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Morrison-Rockwood State Park
LocationWhiteside County, Illinois, USA
Nearest cityMorrison, Illinois
Coordinates41°50′57″N 89°57′55″W / 41.84917°N 89.96528°W / 41.84917; -89.96528Coordinates: 41°50′57″N 89°57′55″W / 41.84917°N 89.96528°W / 41.84917; -89.96528
Area1,164 acres (471 ha)
Governing bodyIllinois Department of Natural Resources

Morrison Rockwood State Park is an Illinois state park on 1,164 acres (471 ha) located north of Morrison in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The park was established in 1971 and opened for day use that same year. It is named after the nearby Rock Creek and the heavily wooded park area "Rockwood". Lake Carlton is located within the park. Lake Carlton is a watershed impoundment constructed in 1969 by building a 38-foot (12 m) high, 1,800-foot (550 m) long earthen dam across a tributary stream to Rock Creek. The lake was named in memory of L. Carlton Anderson, a local citizen who promoted the park and was an important civic and conservation leader.


  • "Morrison-Rockwood State Park". Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  • USGS. "Morrison-Rockwood State Park, USGS Morrison (IL) Quad". TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-07-05.