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Starved Rock State Park LaSalle Canyon © Bob Franklin
Starved Rock State Park Tonty Canyon © Bob Franklin
Sand Ridge State Forest Fallen Acorns © Betsy Cox
Fallen acorns on the forest ground of Sand Ridge State Forest.
Wolf Creek State Park © Jason Watson
Matthiessen State Park Winter Thaw © Chris McCormick
View of Cascade Falls in early Spring.
Cave-In-Rock State Park © Tracy Barnett
Beall Woods State Park Blue Bird © Joe D McDaniels
One of the birds at Beall Woods
Matthiessen State Park Old Bridge © Chris McCormick
Bridge over Cascade Falls
Cardinal © stateparks.com
Cardinal
Keep On Leash © stateparks.com
Campfire and Hotdogs © stateparks.com
Roasting hot dogs over an open fire.
Illinois's Parks
69 State Parks
 • 11 State Recreation Areas
 • 6 State Forests

2 State Memorials
 • State Nature Preserve
 • 5 State Natural Areas

17 State Wildlife Areas
 • State Wildlife Management Area
 • National Forest

2 National Historic Sites
 • 3 National Wildlife Refuges


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Illinois Parks Visitor Reviews
8/1/2020 5:55:21 AM Sam Parr State Park by BETTE Jim
Beautiful park - Dont miss the gorgeous sunflowers This is the nicest and best maintained park we have ever been in and we have seen parks in many states
3/16/2020 1:52:12 PM Silver Springs State Park
Park gates closed 3/16/2020 - Im interested to know why the parks gates are closed . We walk there ALL the time Today we couldnt get in to park please let me know why you are keeping people out of the park dont tell me its because of Corvid-19 closings . . No chance of getting it in the open air with no one around Thanks
2/16/2020 7:08:44 PM Fort Defiance State Park
So Sad - I remember my parents stopping to show this park to us when my brother and I were young. A couple of years ago, I took my own family back to show them. As others have mentioned, the park is insane shape. The bugs were terrible. Granted, it is in the river bottoms, but as the first state park encountered upon entering the state, definitely a huge disappointment.
10/11/2018 10:28:58 PM Silver Springs State Park
Great Park -
1/27/2018 8:46:11 AM Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park by Margaret Evans
A place worth restoring - The FRIENDS of Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park are an active committee of the Community Environmental Council of Macon Co who are working to restore this site to exemplify the historical significance it deserves. Little known, but the first home of Abraham Lincoln in Macon Co, it includes a scenic bluff overlooking the Sangamon River. The boat launch has been restored, steps redone and a native garden is planted around the memorial rock and flagpole. Visit Facebook for more information
1/22/2018 7:02:20 AM Fort Defiance State Park by icelady
Great site of the Ohio meeting the Missi - The camping description is incorrect. There are no electric hook ups.
10/24/2017 8:47:13 AM Dickson Mounds State Park by Dennis Williams
- Would be very good to see this opened up as a Camp Ground.
9/4/2017 10:15:19 PM Fort Defiance State Park
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8/26/2017 11:28:11 AM Fort Kaskaskia State Park by yodasister2
Solar Eclipse at the Fort: Fabulous - Upon entering the park, we were greeted by lovely volunteers, guided to a shady parking place, and offered solar glasses. My son, Zak, was right, this was the best place to view this awe inspiring event. Being with a crowd made the event special. Thank you park officials, volunteers, Chester, and Mother Nature for such a one in a life time experience.
8/22/2017 1:13:48 PM Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park by Mary Jane Hansen
2017 Solar Eclipse - Thank you for such a wonderful place to view the eclipse!! The park was clean and beautiful. The rangers provided eclipse glasses and that was really appreciated. I cannot thank you enough for providing such a wonderful place for viewing the eclipse, picnicking, and relaxing.
7/8/2017 11:31:01 AM James "Pate" Philip State Park
love the park - wish you had a calendar of events
Sad and run-down. - Grass over grown everywhere. obviously little maintenance. Typical of the inbreds that lthe main in Creve coeur. They are usually at the bars that line the main street.
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