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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

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

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Bridge over Cascade Falls

Wolf Creek State Park
© All Images Copyright 2011 Watson Photography

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Starved Rock State Park
'Tonty Canyon'
© Bob Franklin

Cave-In-Rock State Park
© Tracy Barnett

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

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

Starved Rock State Park
'LaSalle Canyon'
© Bob Franklin

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

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View of Cascade Falls in early Spring.



Illinois's Chicagoland Region Parks


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State Natural Area
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National Historic Site
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State Parks
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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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