Rest your weary head at the clean and quiet
Sands Motel, convenient to downtown Ottawa, IL, the historic I & M Canal and nearby state parks. We are confident that you will find the time you spend with us to be pleasant and soothing. All our rooms are clean, comfortable and well-equipped with cable TV and Internet access
. We allow pets and extended stays.
Buffalo Rock State Park
This promontory affords a magnificent, sweeping view of the Illinois River. Visitors enjoy picnicking
, photography, viewing bison
I and M Canal
Visitors can follow the Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail
along the old towpath and experience scenic views of the canal and Illinois River. The trail on the old canal towpath is easy walking and gives access to unparalleled scenic and historic sights. Bicyclists can also take advantage of the groomed towpath to enjoy the natural and manmade wonders
. The trail is marked and has various exhibits that describe canal era features. Horseback riding isn't allowed.
This parks is notable for its deep forest, waterfalls
and 13 miles of hiking trails. Fishing and boating is popular on the Illinois River here and there is a boat launch
If you like what you see here, give us a call
today to find out more or to reserve your room