State Parks in Illinois (136)

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Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park
Zion, IL
Illinois Beach State Park - stretching 6.5 miles along the sandy shore of Lake Michigan in northern Illinois - offers a full range of recreation opportunities at one of the most unique and beautiful n
Anderson Lake
Astoria, IL
Anderson Lake is a floodplain lake that frequently receives overflow waters from the Illinois River. The lake has 1,134 surface acres with a maximum depth of 6 feet and an average depth of 4 feet. Car
Apple River Canyon State Park
Apple River, IL
Apple River Canyon State Park is in the hilly northwest corner of Illinois in Jo Daviess County near the Wisconsin border. Limestone bluffs, deep ravines, springs, streams and wildlife characterize th
Argyle Lake State Park
Colchester, IL
Known as a fisherman's delight, Argyle Lake State Park has a full complement of recreational opportunities. Just 7 miles from Macomb, Argyle Lake also offers picnicking, camping, hiking and boating fa
Banner Marsh State Fish and Wildlife Area
Canton, IL
Banner Marsh State Fish and Wildlife Area is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Peoria on U.S. Route 24 and is protected from the Illinois River by a major levee. Teeming with fish and wildli
Beall Woods State Park
Mt Carmel, IL
Located on the banks of the Wabash River in southeastern Illinois, Beall Woods State Park attracts visitors from around the world who are interested in experiencing one of the few remaining tracts of
Beaver Dam State Park
Royal Lakes, IL
Located in Macoupin County 7 miles southwest of Carlinville and situated in an oak/hickory woodland, Beaver Dam State Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities on its 750 acres. Fishing, pic
Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area
Prophetstown, IL
The area consists of two major cover types. The uplands (approximately 250 acres) is sandy soil with fields bordered by tree lines. The bottomlands (2,088 acres) is flat, interspersed with native gras
Big River State Forest
Keithsburg, IL
Big River State Forest in western Illinois’ Henderson County is 8 miles north of Oquawka on the Oquawka-Keithsburg blacktop. The forest is managed primarily to demonstrate sound forestry practices, wi
Bohm Woods Nature Preserve
Edwardsville, IL
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is responsible for providing outdoor recreational opportunities for the residents of this State. This area is managed by the Department and the Illinois Na
Buffalo Rock State Park
Ottawa, IL
Buffalo Rock State Park is located on a bluff which once was an island in the Illinois River. Now standing majestically on the north bank, this promontory affords a magnificent, sweeping view of the I
Cache River State Natural Area
Belknap, IL
Cache River State Natural Area is situated in southernmost Illinois within a floodplain carved long ago by glacial floodwater of the Ohio River. When the Ohio River adopted its present course, it left
Cape Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area
Jonesboro, IL
Located two miles southeast of East Cape Girardeau, Illinois in Alexander County. DESCRIPTION: Total Acres: 1380 Huntable acres, 1375 Timbered Acres 120, Wetland Acres 133, Old field succession 1127.
Carlyle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Vandalia, IL
A tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and natural beauty awaits you at Carlyle Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area, 60 miles east of St. Louis, near Vandalia. The area is at the north
Castle Rock State Park
Oregon, IL
Castle Rock State Park is located along the west bank of the Rock River in Ogle County, three miles south of Oregon, on Ill. Rt. 2. The park is centrally located in the Rock River Hills region of Illi
Cave-in-Rock State Park
Cave-In-Rock, IL
Few natural formations are as awe-inspiring or intriguing as a cave. The deep, dark recesses immediately conjure up images of adventure and mystery. At Cave-In-Rock in southern Illinois, atop the hig
Cedar Glen State Natural Area
Warsaw, IL
The Cedar Glen State Natural Area (SNA) was acquired by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in 2005, from The Nature Conservancy, and includes the Cedar Glen Nature Preserve (617 acres), Miss
Chain o' Lakes State Park
Spring Grove, IL
Located in the heart of Illinois' largest concentration of natural lakes, Chain O'Lakes State Park is a water-oriented recreation area with outstanding opportunities for boaters, anglers and skiers.
Channahon State Park
Channahon, IL
Channahon State Park is the official trailhead for the Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail. Channahon is an Indian word meaning "the meeting of the waters" and signifies the joining of the DuPage, D
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
De Witt, IL
If you're looking for the ideal place to drop your line, enjoy a day on the boat, or a weekend camping, visit Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in east central Illinois. Recreational opportunities a
Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
Coffeen, IL
Coffeen Lake is an attractive site with a history of providing anglers and hunters great success. The site was opened in 1986 and operates under a long-term lease and management agreement between the
Crawford County Fish and Wildlife
Hutsonville, IL
Being roughly bisected from east to west by Hutson Creek, the area is generally rolling. South of the creek is more steeply rolling, and forms a bluff. About 100 acres of bottomland are located adjace
Delabar State Park
Oquawka, IL
Located on the Mississippi River about 1 1/2 miles north of Oquawka near Illinois Route 164, Delabar State Park offers quality outdoor experiences for anglers, hikers, campers and picnickers. Many o
Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area
Wilmington, IL
A tranquil setting, flowing rivers and natural prairie land - the Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area has it all. Visitors will delight in the abundance of wildlife, restful picnic areas and variety o
Dixon Springs State Park
Golconda, IL
Primarily a recreation site offering swimming, camping & hiking trails. Two parcels offer remote hunting opportunity for archery whitetail hunting. Approximately 265 acres of old field mixed with matu
Donnelley DePue State Fish and Wildlife Areas
DePue, IL
The Donnelley/DePue State Fish and Wildlife Areas complex is managed primarily for migratory waterfowl. Frank C. Bellrose, world-renown waterfowl expert, designated this Great Bend as the entry point
Eagle Creek State Recreation Area
Findlay, IL
In east central Illinois - just minutes from Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Effingham and surrounding communities--the Eagle Creek/Wolf Creek sites, facing each other across the central portion of L
Edward R. Madigan SFWA
Lincoln, IL
Edward R. Madigan State Fish and Wildlife Area, a 974-acre site along Salt Creek just south of Lincoln in Logan Co., is an ideal destination for those looking for a quiet and peaceful outdoors experie
Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area
Carlyle, IL
It seems appropriate for one of the largest campgrounds in the Illinois state park system to be located on the largest manmade lake in Illinois. Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area is a 3,000-acre site
Fall Creek Scenic Overlook SNA
Payson, IL
The Fall Creek Scenic Overlook in southwest Adams County, a unit of Siloam Springs State Park, was originally developed as a rest area that overlooks the Mississippi River valley. Although the area ha
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