Geneseo Chapter

of the Izaak Walton League of America

What is the Izaak Walton League of America and who are "the Ikes"?

We are a chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, one of America’s oldest and most successful conservation organizations . Chartered in 1952, and a member of the Illinois Division of the IWLA, the Geneseo Chapter maintains the Ike's Park located on the Hennepin Canal. Our grounds offer picnic facilities, fishing, campgrounds, a boat ramp, a handicapped-accessible fishing dock, and a lodge for community and visitor use.

Our Chapter strives to develop a love for the outdoors for our community. Each year we sponsor a Multiple fishing and community events. We are proud to support our local youth including Girl and Boy Scouts as well as our local school districts and preschool programs.

Visit us

Our chapter grounds are located at 22880N IL Hwy 82, Geneseo IL, 61254.

Membership meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Join us to hear a guest speaker present about an outdoor-related topic. Refreshments provided. Please see our Events page and Facebook page for updates and details.

Contact us

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To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.


To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands, and open space; to the preservation of this heritage and to man's sharing in it.

I pledge myself as a member of the Izaak Walton League of America.