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Cave-In-Rock State Park
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Starved Rock State Park
'LaSalle Canyon'
© Bob Franklin

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

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

Beall Woods State Park
'Blue Bird '
© Copyrighted Image Joe D McDaniels Photography

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One of the birds at Beall Woods

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

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View of Cascade Falls in early Spring.

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

Castle Rock State Park
'Overlooking River'
© Eric Hoffman

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Illinois's Southwestern Region Parks


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Parks in this region are near these Illinois Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
GRANITE CITY
EDWARDSVILLE
COLLINSVILLE
ALTON
O FALLON
BELLEVILLE
CENTRALIA
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS
WATERLOO
EAST SAINT LOUIS
GODFREY
HIGHLAND

Baldwin Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area
The Area Baldwin Lake, located within the Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area, is a 2,018-acre perched cooling lake in Randolph and St. Clair Counties near Baldwin, Illinois. The lake is owned by the Illinois Power Company and is leased to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to ........more >
Batchtown State Fish and Waterfowl Management Area
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Carlyle Lake State Wildlife Management Area
tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and natural beauty awaits you at Carlyle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area, 60 miles east of St. Louis, near Vandalia. The area is at the northern end of Carlyle Lake and at the southwestern tip of Fayette County. Carlyle Lake is a 26,000-acre ........more >
Diamond-Hurricane Island State Fish and Waterfowl Management Area
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Fort Chartres State Park
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Fort Kaskaskia State Park
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Fuller Lake State Fish And Waterfowl Management Area
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Hazlet State Park
It seems appropriate for the largest campground 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 on the west shore of Carlyle Lake, a Kaskaskia River impoundment. The site is located 3 miles north of Carlyle ........more >
Horseshoe Lake State Park
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Illinois Caverns State Natural Area
llinois Caverns is open to visitors with valid permits from Thursday through Saturday. The hours of operation are 830 a.m. to 330 p.m. No one is allowed to enter the cave after 230 p.m. Group size Minimum of 4 persons. A group of 25 or more must preregister for permits prior to arrival. Youth groups ........more >
Lewis And Clark State Memorial Park
Lewis and Clark State Park lies on the shores of Blue Lake, an oxbow formed by the meanderings of the picturesque Missouri River many years ago. The park is named for Meriwether Lewis, secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, and Captain William Clark, United States Army, who were commissioned by ........more >
Lovejoy State Memorial
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Modoc Rock Shelter National Historic Site
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Mortland Island State Fish And Waterfowl Man
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Pere Marquette State Park
A nature-lover's paradise, this 8,000-acre park is famous for the exceptional beauty of its fall colors and for its bald eagles during the winter. In addition to enjoying the spectacular view of the Illinois River and its backwaters from several points atop the bluffs, visitors can take advantage of ........more >
Ramsey Lake State Park
Rolling hills, timbered shoreline, and beautiful Ramsey Lake make this state recreation area a unique and popular recreation spot. Visitors will enjoy the picturesque woods, secluded picnic areas and excellent fishing and hunting opportunities. Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area is the perfect place ........more >
Reds Landing State Fish And Waterfowl Manage
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Rip Rap Landing State Fish And Waterfowl Management Area
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South Shore State Park
Carlyle Lake, which at 26,000 acres is the largest manmade reservoir in Illinois, is home to South Shore State Park. Located on land leased by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the 3-mile-long park is situated on the lake's southeast side, approximately ........more >
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Stephen A Forbes State Park
Picture yourself on the banks of a beautiful lake, surrounded by shady oaks and rolling hills. The presence of a graceful heron on the water, or deer or even a wild turkey in the nearby brush may be visible. A tug on the fishing line brings you back to the task at hand -- reeling in the first or your ........more >
Stump Lake State Fish And Waterfowl Management Area
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The Glades State Fish And Waterfowl Management Area
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