Come for a visit. Stay for a lifestyle.

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Enjoy everything The Territory
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for property owners

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The Galena Territory.

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What to do

While you are here

Recreation, activities, fishing, hiking, trail rides & more

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where to stay


Eagle Ridge 

Resort & Spa
Stay in the heart of
The Galena Territory

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Welcome to The Territory Located on some of the most beautiful land in Illinois, The Galena Territory is a semi-private, 6,800-acre planned residential, recreational resort community.


From the moment you enter The Territory you know you’ve discovered something special. High, rugged ridges drop to rolling hills, lush woodlands protect an abundance of wildlife, sparkling streams cascade into Lake Galena and open meadows roll out a carpet of wildflowers. The spectacular terrain in The Galena Territory is one of the most unique areas in the state because it was not leveled by ancient glaciers, thus the rugged region harbors rare plant and bird species found nowhere else in Illinois.

To preserve its natural beauty, more than a third on The Territory is maintained as natural habitat providing a variety of recreational options that include a 225-acre man-made private lake for fishing and boating and 24 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

The Galena Territory is a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat which benefit plants, wildlife and people through the creation of sustainable landscapes that require little or no pesticides, fertilizers, and excess watering. Property owners also enjoy having the award-winning Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (known for its 63 holes of championship golf), in their own backyards.