Things to Do

Carroll County has activities for all ages, at Lake Carroll and the Mississippi Palisades State Park. All Lake Carroll association amenities are private except for the restaurant/bar and golf course.

Outdoor Activities

On the Water

  • Fish the Mississippi River, a Stream, or Lake (Note: There is no fishing on the premises)
  • Launch a Boat
  • Water Ski
  • Canoe/Kayak Rental with Fever River Outfitters in Galena (Video)

Winter Activities

  • Search for Great Buys on Antiques & Crafts
  • Shop a Roadside Stand or Farmers' Market
  • Special Touch for shopping and floral delivery - 504 West Illinois Rt 64, Lanark, IL 815-493-6366
  • All Out Country - 902 South Jackson, Mt. Carroll, IL  815-244-2242
  • Galena
  • Treat your dog to some goodies or training
  • The closest is the Lake Carroll Clubhouse and is very good
  • The highest rated in the area by our customer feedback is Molly's Kitchen & Bar
  • Two favorites are Rafter's and Beach's Supper Club
  • For fun atmosphere and crazy named food, Poopy's
  • If you like motorcycles, you'll enjoy this even more plus you may be interested in the National Motorcycle Museum in Iowa
  • Noted for their steaks but not much on atmosphere, Sievert's
  • Some of the local's favorites
  • Take out or delivery
    • Bella Pizza at 119 North Broad Street, Lanark, 815-493-8003
  • Check out other restaurants in Freeport out on Facebook
  • Local beef/pork available at Carroll County Locker to grill your own meat

If you'd rather eat in your own cabin, there are local grocery stores, convenience stores as part of the local gas stations, or a twenty minute ride to Freeport for Cub Foods, Aldi's, Sullivan's or a Super Wal-Mart. We also have caterers that we can recommend.