Illinois State Parks

Illinois State Park Planning Tools

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources does not charge an Entrance Fee to any state owned or operated land with the exception of Wildlife Prairie Park and sites with beaches. Beaches charge a $1 a day per person for beach use only.

Illinois State Park Educational Resources

Illinois Wildlife Activity Books! (Highly Recommended! These are AWESOME!)

Illinois State Park Magazine

Kids for Conservation

Illinois Wildlife Podcasts

Illinois Wildlife Lesson Plans

Learn About Pollinators!

Learn About Illinois Prairies!

Illinois Natural Resource Educational Tools

Starved Rock State Park & National Historic Landmark Junior Ranger Program (Ages 5-8)

Starved Rock State Park & National Historic Landmark Junior Ranger Program (Ages 9+)

Starved Rock State Park Junior Ranger Guide (Ages 8+)

Starved Rock State Park Junior Ranger Guide (Ages 5-7)

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Illinois State Parks

Park NameLocation
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State ParkZion, IL
Anderson Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaAstoria, IL
Apple River Canyon State ParkApple River, IL
Argyle Lake State ParkColchester, IL
Baldwin Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaBaldwin, IL
Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife AreaCanton, IL
Bartlett Woods Nature PreserveMendota, IL
Beall Woods State ParkMount Carmel, IL
Beaver Dam State ParkPlainview, IL
Big Bend Fish and Wildlife AreaProphetstown, IL
Big River State ForestKeithsburg, IL
Bohm Woods Nature PreserveEdwardsville, IL
Buffalo Rock State Park & Effigy TumuliOttawa, IL
Cache River State Natural AreaBelknap, IL
Cape Bend State Fish & Wildlife AreaEast Cape Girardeau, IL
Carlyle Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaVandalia, IL
Castle Rock State ParkOregon, IL
Cave-in-Rock State ParkCave-in-Rock, IL
Cedar Glen State Natural AreaWarsaw, IL
Chain O’Lakes State ParkSpring Grove, IL
Channahon State ParkChannahon, IL
Chouteau IslandMadison City, IL
Clinton Lake State Recreation AreaDeWitt, IL
Coffeen Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaCoffeen, IL
Copperhead Hollow State Fish & Wildlife AreaMarquette, IL
Crawford County State Fish & Wildlife AreaHutsonville, IL
Delabar State ParkOquawka, IL
Des Plaines Fish & Wildlife AreaWilmington, IL
Devils Island Wildlife Management AreaMcClure, IL
Dixon Springs State ParkGolconda, IL
Donnelley/Depue State Fish and Wildlife AreasDePue, IL
Double T State Fish & Wildlife AreaCanton, IL
Eagle Creek State Recreation AreaFindlay, IL
Edward R. Madigan State Fish & Wildlife AreaLincoln, IL
Eldon Hazlet State Recreation AreaCarlyle, IL
Fall Creek Scenic Overlook State Natural AreaPayson, IL
Ferne Clyffe State ParkGoreville, IL
Fort Massac State ParkMetropolis, IL
Fox Ridge State ParkCharleston, IL
Frank Holten State Recreation AreaEast St. Louis, IL
Franklin Creek State Natural AreaFranklin Grove, IL
Fults Hill Prairie State Natural AreaChester, IL
Gebhard Woods State ParkMorris, IL
Giant City State ParkMakanda, IL
Golconda Marina State Recreation AreaGolconda, IL
Goode’s Woods Nature PreserveScottville, IL
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural AreaMorris, IL
Green River State Wildlife AreaHarmon, IL
Hamilton County State Fish & Wildlife AreaMcLeansboro, IL
Harry “Babe” Woodyard State Natural AreaGeorgetown, IL
Heidecke Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaMorris, IL
Henderson County Conservation AreaKeithsburg, IL
Hennepin Canal State TrailSheffield, IL
Hidden Springs State ForestStrasburg, IL
Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaMiller City, IL
Horseshoe Lake State ParkGranite City, IL
Illini State ParkMarseilles, IL
Illinois and Michigan Canal State TrailMorris, IL
Illinois Caverns State Natural AreaWaterloo, IL
Ilo Dillin State Habitat AreaArmington, IL
Iroquois County State Wildlife AreaBeaverville, IL
James “Pate” Philip State ParkBartlett, IL
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife AreaChandlerville, IL
Johnson-Sauk Trail State ParkKewanee, IL
Jubilee College State ParkBrimfield, IL
Kankakee River State Fish & Wildlife AreaBourbonnais, IL
Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife AreaBaldwin, IL
Kickapoo State Recreation AreaOakwood, IL
Kidd Lake State Natural AreaPrairie du Rocher, IL
Kinkaid Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaMurphysboro, IL
Kishwaukee River State Fish & Wildlife AreaKirkland, IL
Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Recreation AreaLena, IL
Lake Murphysboro State ParkMurphysboro, IL
LaSalle Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaMarseilles, IL
Lewis and Clark State Historic SiteHartford, IL
Lincoln Trail Homestead State MemorialMt. Zion, IL
Lincoln Trail State ParkMarshall, IL
Little Grassy Fish HatcheryMakanda, IL
Lowden-Miller State ForestOregon, IL
Lowden State ParkOregon, IL
Mackinaw River State Fish & Wildlife AreaMackinaw, IL
Manito Pheasant Habitat AreaManito, IL
Marseilles State Fish & Wildlife AreaMarseilles, IL
Marshall State Fish & Wildlife AreaLacon, IL
Matthiessen State ParkUtica, IL
Mautino State Fish & Wildlife AreaBuda, IL
Mazonia-Braidwood State Fish & Wildlife AreaBraceville, IL
Mermet Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaBelknap, IL
Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife AreaOakwood, IL
Mississippi River Palisades State ParkSavanna, IL
Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife AreaGrafton, IL
Moraine Hills State Park and McHenry Dam State ParkMcHenry, IL
Moraine View State Recreation AreaLeRoy, IL
Morris Wetlands Wildlife AreaMorris, IL
Morrison-Rockwood State ParkMorrison, IL
Nauvoo State ParkNauvoo, IL
Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaNewton, IL
North Point Marina State Recreation AreaWinthrop Harbor, IL
Peabody River King State Fish & Wildlife AreaNew Athens, IL
Pekin Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaPekin, IL
Pere Marquette State ParkGrafton, IL
Piney Creek Ravine State Natural AreaCampbell Hill, IL
Powerton Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaPekin, IL
Prophetstown State ParkProphetstown, IL
Pyramid State Recreation AreaPinckneyville, IL
Ramsey Lake State Recreation AreaRamsey, IL
Randolph County State Recreation AreaChester, IL
Ray Norbut State Fish & Wildlife AreaGriggsville, IL
Red Hills State ParkSumner, IL
Rend Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaBonnie, IL
Rice Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaCanton, IL
Rock Cut State ParkLoves Park, IL
Rock Island Trail State ParkWyoming, IL
Sahara Woods State Recreation AreaHarrisburg, IL
Saline County State Fish & Wildlife AreaEquality, IL
Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife AreaJohnsonville, IL
Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife AreaNewton, IL
Sand Ridge State ForestForest City, IL
Sanganois State Fish & Wildlife AreaChandlerville, IL
Sangchris Lake State Recreation AreaRochester, IL
Shabbona Lake State ParkShabbona, IL
Shelbyville State Fish & Wildlife AreaBethany, IL
Sielbeck Forest Natural AreaBelknap, IL
Siloam Springs State ParkClayton, IL
Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife AreaYorkville, IL
Snakeden Hollow State Fish & Wildlife AreaVictoria, IL
Spitler Woods State Natural AreaMt. Zion, IL
Spring Lake Fish & Wildlife AreaManito, IL
Starved Rock State ParkUtica, IL
Stephen A Forbes State Recreation AreaKinmundy, IL
Ten Mile Creek State Fish & Wildlife AreaMcLeansboro, IL
Trail of Tears State ForestJonesboro, IL
Tunnel Hill State TrailVienna, IL
Turkey Bluffs State Fish & Wildlife AreaChester, IL
Union County State Fish & Wildlife AreaJonesboro, IL
Volo Bog State Natural AreaIngleside, IL
Walnut Point State ParkOakland, IL
Washington County State Recreation AreaNashville, IL
Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation AreaWhittington, IL
Weinberg-King State Fish and Wildlife AreaAugusta, IL
Weldon Springs State Recreation AreaClinton, IL
White Pines Forest State ParkMt. Morris, IL
William G. Stratton State ParkMorris, IL
William W. Powers State Recreation AreaChicago, IL
Wolf Creek State ParkWindsor, IL
Woodford State Fish & Wildlife AreaLow Point, IL
World Shooting and Recreational ComplexSparta, IL

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