The mission of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve District is: to maintain and acquire lands with the intent to restore and conserve such lands for the purpose of preservation, education and recreation for its residents with fiscal responsibility.
Loud Thunder is the largest of the Rock Island County forest preserves at 1,480 acres. One of the main attractions at Loud Thunder is Lake George, a 167-acres man-made lake with depths up to 55 feet and stocked with many varieties of fish. Other amenities are:
"Beautiful and relaxing environment! So much to see and just the sights are breathtaking!" - Sabrina D.
"We have loved Loud Thunder for decades; however, I think the park may be in the BEST shape I've ever saw it in! Very well maintained and clean with beautiful trees and lake lined trails." - Terri S.
"I love this campground! Especially the river view campground. It is spacious, quiet, and clean." - Melanie G.