Winter Amenities at The Galena Territory

All reservations must be made by the property owner
Everyone entering the Owners’ Club must check in at the Amenity Access/COVID-19 health screening desk. Check-in inside the access control doors from 6 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. during the week and all day on weekends. Check-in between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week is at the Administrative Office. Anyone 12 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

We will continue to review, monitor and revise operations to allow maximum use of the facility while maintaining required health precautions. Locker rooms are open; however, guests are asked to limit use. Facial coverings are recommended at all times.

Indoor Pool
The indoor pool is divided in half with two lap lanes on one side and half open to open swimming families/groups. There is no lifeguard on duty.
Lap Swimming - Reservations required.
• 2 lanes available (1 person each)
• 45-minute reservations
• Open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  Open Swimming - Reservations required.
• 3 reservations per session
• Up to 6 people per reservation
• 45-minute reservations
• Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Small toys are allowed.
Gymnasium - Reservations required.
• Up to 8 people per reservation
• 45-minute reservations
• Recommended to bring your own ball
• Open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  Fitness Center - Reservations required.
• Capacity is 12 people.
• Up to 6 people per reservation.
• 50-minute reservations
• 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
  Game Room - Reservations required.
• 2 Ping Pong and 2 Pool tables available
• Up to 6 people per reservation
• 45-minute reservations
• Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Owners' Club

Pool/Recreation Complex

Indoor Pool
The Owners' Club Complex overlooks a wide valley in the heart of The Galena Territory and houses recreational facilities for year-round enjoyment.

The Pool/Recreation Complex includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with a spectacular view of the valley, spacious locker rooms with a “dry” side for fitness center visitors and a “wet” side for pool visitors, a café with indoor and outdoor patio seating, and of course, three great pools!

The outdoor activity pool has a double slide and in-pool seating area; the zero-entry kiddy pool has bubblers and a frog slide for the kids to enjoy, and the indoor pool is open for swimming year-round.

The Galena Territory Association hosts many events and activities in the Owners’ Club lounge and social halls.

To round out your recreation options, the Owners’ Club has an arts and crafts room, game room and video arcade.

The business center offers a quiet retreat with two computer stations, plus the entire complex offers free wireless internet connectivity.

Outside you’ll find ample parking, two tennis courts, and a basketball court.

Lake Galena & Marina

Cast a line or just relax on a pontoon on our 225-acre Lake Galena.

Nestled among the rolling hills of The Galena Territory is a gem, a calming location that beckons individuals and families, young and old, who desire to be enveloped by peace and natural beauty.

One of The Galena Territory’s most cherished amenities is Lake Galena, a scenic 225-acre man-made lake perfect for anglers and boaters who enjoy observing nature on leisurely cruises. It boasts some of the best fishing in the area, with an abundance of smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill, channel catfish, perch and tiger muskie. The lake is primarily spring-fed and has a spillway at one end creating a beautiful 40-foot waterfall called Thunder Bay Falls. 


Greenspace & Trails

View from Stony Point Lookout
Over 25 miles of trails winding through 1,700 acres of undeveloped, preserved woodlands and prairies.

The Galena Territory and Jo Daviess County are found in a unique geographical region known as the Driftless Area, referring to the ridges and valleys glaciers of the Pleistocene Epoch avoided. With 24 miles of trails winding through Greenspace, hikers can spend a day enjoying the serenity and solitude that only nature can provide. 

The trails closest to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa are paved and suitable for jogging, power walking and other activities that require sure footing. Some of these trails also have lookout platforms for beautiful panoramas of Lake Galena and the countryside. 

The majority of the trails are natural and not paved. They are rugged and sometimes wet and slippery depending on prevailing weather conditions. However, that just adds to their charm! 

Hiking and horseback riding are two of the most popular pastimes here and can be enjoyed year-round. Although the trails are not groomed for cross-country skiing, Association members and their guests can break their own trails and discover the beauty and winter solitude of The Galena Territory. 

The Galena Territory is designated as a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat. This accomplishment recognizes the commitment property owners make to the native flora and fauna.

Shenandoah Riding Center

Open Daily
Trail rides and more ALL IN THE GALENA TERRITORY. Only three miles from Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa and 10 miles from Galena, Illinois. The Shenandoah Riding Center is a first-rate equine facility with a top caliber staff. Our location in The Galena Territory makes it unrivaled for scenic trails and tranquil beauty. From seasoned equestrians to beginning horse enthusiasts of all ages, we have something to offer for everyone!

Saddle up at Shenandoah 

The Galena Territory Association Recreation Department regularly scheduled events for all ages. 

Group activities
  • Family Flicks
  • Football Nights
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Ladies' and Men's Coffee
  • Star Gazing

Fitness Classes:
  • 55 & Up Fitness
  • Basic Hatha Yoga
  • Basketball
  • Chair Yoga
  • Hit the Trail Walks
  • Line Dancing
  • Nia Technique
  • Pickleball for all levels
  • Tennis
  • Territory Tappers
Arts & Crafts:
  • Art Class with Janet Checker
  • Doodles & Doodads for kids
  • Sew 'n' So's
  • Territory Shutterbugs
  • Guys Night Out
  • Ladies Game Night
  • Mah Jongg
  • Mixed Duplicate Bridge
  • Ping Pong
  • Pinochle