Russ Scott is the “New Guy” at the Prophetstown State Park.


Scott Takes Over At State Park (Recreation Area)

11:15 AM May 02, 2018

The Prophetstown State Park has new site supervisor, Russell Scott.  He actually has the title of Site Tech II, and began his duties on Monday.

 

Russ lives in Rock Falls and spent the last 18 years working at White Pines State Park in Ogle County.  He was interested in the position because it was much closer to home and closer to his family.  He has a son and his family that lives near Prophetstown.

 

He is excited about his new position, which also includes caring for the 2,800 acres of the Big Bend Conservation Area.  Both Big Bend and the park had significant damage done by the flooding Rock River in February, but repairs have been made and both sites are open for business.

 

The park had 10 damaged trees removed after the waters receded and the campground had an enormous amount of debris left behind that has been removed. "We are open for business, come and enjoy the park, " said Scott.  He added that Prophetstown's Dick Bradley will be back to greet campers this year.

 

"We have 43 camp sites and 2 shelters that can be reserved on the Reserve America Website ."

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