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State Parks of Illinois

Zip-line over a dense forest and sandstone cliffs. Sample your way through the wine trail. Check out mind-boggling rock formations. Rappel down towering bluffs. Witness bald eagles soaring above. This is all in Illinois? Why yes. Yes it is.

  • 1.

    Illinois Beach

    Illinois Beach

    Former Native American home, Union POW camp, and Army basic training center turned recreational oasis

  • 2.

    Starved Rock

    Starved Rock

    With magnificent waterfalls and hiking trails, legendary Starved Rock is an adventure like no other

  • 3.

    White Pines Forest

    White Pines Forest

    Discover the place Sauk leader Black Hawk once lived along the Rock River beneath towering white pines

  • 4.

    Giant City

    Giant City

    Hike, climb, or ride through the spectacular woodlands and sheer sandstone walls of Giant City State Park

  • 5.

    Wayne Fitzgerrell

    Wayne Fitzgerrell

    Surrounded by Rend Lake, this recreational paradise is one of Illinois' largest outdoor playgrounds

  • 6.

    Pere Marquette

    Pere Marquette

    Camp, bike, hike, visit a winery, and watch eagles migrate from this natural wonderland.

  • 7.

    Shawnee National Forest

    Shawnee National Forest

    Lose yourself in the famed Rim Rock Trail and Garden of the Gods.

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