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Cave-In-Rock State Park © Tracy Barnett
Illinois's Chicagoland Region Parks

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State Natural Area
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National Historic Site
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Parks in this region are near these Illinois Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
CHICAGO
CICERO
AURORA
WAUKEGAN
BERWYN
ROUND LAKE
DES PLAINES
CHICAGO HEIGHTS
OAK LAWN
MOUNT PROSPECT
BOLINGBROOK
LOMBARD
ELGIN
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
JOLIET
ELMHURST
Chain O'Lakes State Park
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. The park borders three natural lakes - Grass, Marie and Nippersink - and the Fox River that connects ........more >
Channahon Parkway State Park
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, Des Plaines and Kankakee Rivers. The Channahon Access first became a state park in 1932, known as the ........more >
Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Chicago owes its very existence to its strategic location on the Chicago-Illinois River route, one of the natural arteries leading from the St. Lawrence River system to the Mississippi. The portage at Chicago was discovered in September 1673 by Pre Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet as they returned ........more >
Elks National Memorial Building
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Illinois Beach State Park
A full range of recreation opportunities complement the expansive shoreline of Illinois Beach State Park. Interested in jogging and bicycling The trails are waiting Or, is physical fitness your current pursuit Whether you're an active outdoor enthusiast or just interested in a quiet walk along some ........more >
Kankakee River State Park
On land treasured for centuries - first by Native Americans, later by traders and farmers, and as early as the 1890's by recreation seekers - Kankakee River State Park offers you its proud heritage in an unspoiled setting. Anglers, canoeists, hunters, campers, hikers, bicyclers and other outdoor enthusiasts ........more >
Volo Bog State Natural Area
The current landscape of the northeast corner of Illinois was shaped principally by glacial activity, particularly when the Wisconsin glacier began its final stages of melting thousands of years ago. As it receded, it deposited a blanket of unsorted debris, including clay, sand, gravel and boulders, ........more >
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