Welcome to The Galena Territory!

On behalf of the more than 4,000 property owners in The Galena Territory, welcome.

The Territory is a 6,800-acre private recreational and residential lake community located six miles southeast of the historic city of Galena. Nestled near the center of The Territory is Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, known for its 63 holes of championship golf and open to the general public. 

For the benefit of our property owners, their friends, family members and rental guests, The Galena Territory Association, Inc. (GTA) has set aside 1,900 acres of protected recreational land, providing facilities and amenities that include hiking trails, Lake Galena, a marina complex, an equestrian center and a clubhouse complex. 

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General Rules and Regulations for Property Owners, Their Friends, Family Members and Rental Guests
  • The Galena Territory Association’s (GTA) private facilities and amenities include: 
    • The Owners’ Club complex with recreation options that include indoor/outdoor pools and a state-of-the-art fitness center 
    • 24 miles of trails for hikers, cyclists and horseback riders that wind through 1,700 acres of undeveloped, preserved Greenspace 
    • Boating and outstanding fishing on our 225-acre Lake Galena
  • Access to the GTA facilities and amenities requires the use of a GTA proximity card or a temporary guest pass (one per person for everyone five years of age and older.)
  • GTA temporary guest passes are available at The Owners’ Club Administrative Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (excluding New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.)
  • An adult (18 years of age or older) must supervise children less than 12 years of age at all GTA facilities.
  • All vehicles owned by property owners or guests must display a GTA vehicle decal or temporary vehicle pass when parking on or near the common properties owned by the GTA.
  • Temporary vehicle passes (available at the Marina, Owners’ Club and all Guest Accommodation/Rental Companies) must be placed in a visible location inside the vehicle. Citations may be given to owners of vehicles not displaying proper identification.
  • Off-road vehicles, all-terrain cycles, mini-bikes, snowmobiles, etc. are prohibited on the GTA’s protected Greenspace and trails.
Please note that certain rule violations are subject to fines, and that these rules are subject to change without notice. This represents a quick overview of our GTA Rules and Regulations, click here for a complete list.

Special Events in a Special Place...

The Galena Territory is more than just a beautiful place to be. It has attractions that are truly unique to the region.

Around the area...

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GTA Activities and Events are open to property owners and their guests. For more information call 815-777-2000 or 815-777-8272.
More News & Information
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Galena Area Chamber of Commerce
Galena/Jo Daviess County

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