Sterling Park District

Oppold Marina Harbor House

In 1968, the Park District received a recreational lease from the US Corp of Engineers on 31 acres now known as Harry Oppold Marina.

In 1971, the Harbor House, park roads and lighting, a 50-foot launch ramp, and 100-foot main dock, and parking lots were developed through a 100% funded grant.

Since the leasing of Oppold, the dredging of Oxbow Lake, addition of boat slips, two picnic shelters, picnic units, playground areas, landscaping, and more has been added.


Stouffer Road


(815) 622-6203


Electronic Gate: 5:00AM – dusk
Harbor House: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend.


Stephanie Milnes, Duis Center Manager
(815) 622-2282 or