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Beall Woods State Park 'Blue Bird ' © Joe D McDaniels
One of the birds at Beall Woods
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Beall Woods State Park
'Blue Bird '
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One of the birds at Beall Woods

Sand Ridge State Forest
'Fallen Acorns'
© Copyright Betsy Cox 2012

Fallen acorns on the forest ground of Sand Ridge State Forest.

Matthiessen State Park
'Old Bridge'
© copyright 2011 McCormicks Photography

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Bridge over Cascade Falls

Cave-In-Rock State Park
© Tracy Barnett

Starved Rock State Park
'LaSalle Canyon'
© Bob Franklin

Wolf Creek State Park
© All Images Copyright 2011 Watson Photography

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Matthiessen State Park
'Winter Thaw'
© copyright 2011 McCormicks Photography

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View of Cascade Falls in early Spring.

Starved Rock State Park
'Tonty Canyon'
© Bob Franklin



Illinois's Parks
73 State Parks • 12 State Recreation Areas • 6 State Forests
4 State Memorials • 2 State Nature Preserves • 4 State Natural Areas
26 State Wildlife Areas • 2 State Wildlife Management Areas • 2 State Wildlife Refuges
1 National Forest • 3 National Historic Sites • 5 National Wildlife Refuges


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Illinois Parks Visitor Reviews
1/25/2017 8:16:44 PM Cache River State Natural Area by Melinda Corzine
A true pioneer - I remember being about 8 years old, when I realized the mud in our back yard was a historical place. But, my father A.E. Corzine knew how special it was,before most even knew it existed. At 85 years old, he is still making memories and fighting for what he believes in. Thanks should be given to him, more freely.
8/5/2016 2:41:19 PM Ten Mile Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area by scottmaze
good fishing - almost in my back yard. but cant access favorite smaller holes due to cane and over growth.been using area for 35 years. tva had it first.have caught bass over 8 lbs.some of the roads are terrible in belle rive unit.cars cant make it down some.boat ramps are great.i fish 3 to 4 times a week. should allow to keep 5 fish under 14 inches. some holes are stunted. have caught 60 plus bass in one outing all 12 to 13 inches.thats still fun.lucky to be so close.
6/27/2016 1:09:47 PM Wolf Creek State Park by Jo Dewey
Great for Group Activities - We had a group activity using the overflow campground, horse trails and the group campground for a pioneer re-enactment. Great Staff and perfect place
9/24/2015 12:10:53 PM Illinois Beach State Park by Mema Camper
Great Park. - Been camping here for over 20 years. Great Park on Lake Michigan. love it. Camp Hosts down in the 100 block, I think 111 site, are wonderful people. Fall is a beautiful time to be there! The rangers/workers are very nice and do a wonderful job with any problems. Which are few.
9/15/2015 3:31:53 PM Lincoln Trail State Park by Schmalshofs of GA.
GREAT STOPPING SPOT - the restaurant is wonderful; atmosphere, food and service. Home made ice cream and pies. Camping is super, restrooms are spot on.
9/8/2015 9:40:27 AM Fort Kaskaskia State Park by Charlie Griffith
- We loved to camp here; It is so Peaceful and the folks there are very nice and kindhearted.
8/10/2015 2:21:42 PM Chain O'Lakes State Park by Heather McLymond
Amazing Horseback riding - We had a grew time going horseback riding. Our guide Wyatt was very friendly, informative, and helpful.the trail had beautiful scenery and the horses were very well trained and well behaved. I would recommend this to any friend or family member. We found the grounds to be beautiful as well. All staff was very Nic and helpful.
5/3/2015 1:59:43 PM Baldwin Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area by Lauri
is it open - is it back open after the sewage incident?
4/23/2015 12:18:19 PM Frank Holten State Recreation Area by J. Mitchom
I love this Park -
10/16/2014 9:42:49 AM Sangchris Lake State Park by mike
Wish Deer Run Had a Shower House - We have been camping at Deer Run for a couple of years. The campground is very nice, neat and clean, but it would make a world of difference if the campground had a shower house. Brett is a great host and makes you feel very comfortable.
7/26/2014 8:28:47 PM Fort Defiance State Park by J Johnson
Horrible - Went to Fort Defiance State Park and the condition was horrible. Weeds everywhere, the campground is overgrown and destroyed, no play equipment. The road is in terrible shape and there are no picnic tables or restrooms at the park. Alcohol bottles and broken glass were everywhere. I guess it is to far from Chicago to matter to the state of Illinois.
6/17/2014 6:26:33 AM Moraine Hills State Park by Penny
Beautiful and Well maintained Park! - We go here several times a year for picnicking and hiking and bird watching!. Good trails and a nice lake area. Interesting trail areas.
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State Level Park Related Businesses
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