Introduction to Illinois state parks

Some generalities about Illinois state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.

Starved Rock State Park Illinois

Starved Rock State Park

Park Address: 2678 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL 61348

Park Description: It’s known for its steep sandstone canyons formed by glacial meltwater.

Popular Park Sites: French Canyon, Illinois River, Eagle Cliff Overlook and Sandstone Point Overlook.

Starved Rock State Park Visitors Guide

White Pines Forest State Park Illinois

White Pines Forest State Park

Park Address: W Pines Rd, Mt Morris, IL 61054

Park Description: The park provides outdoor recreation opportunities such as camping, boating, and fishing. The Arroyo-Camino Interpretive Garden displays local desert flora.

Popular Park Sites: Dillehay Park, Spring Creek, Fox Canyon and Chicago-Iowa Trail.

White Pine Forest State Park Visitors Guide

Ferne Clyffe State Park Illinois

Ferne Clyffe State Park

Park Address: 90 Goreville Rd, Goreville, IL 62939

Park Description: Ferne Clyffe State Park is an Illinois state park on 2,430 acres in Johnson County, Illinois.

Popular Park Sites: Fire Rings, Blackjack Oak Trail, Lakeview Picnic Shelter and Quality Cabins.

Ferne Clyffe State Park Visitors Guide

Giant City State Park Illinois

Giant City State Park

Park Address: 235 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL 62958

Park Description: Illinois acquired more than 1,100 acres in 1927, and dedicated the park as Giant City State Park.

Popular Park Sites: Woodlands, Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour, Equestrian Campground and Great Hiking Trails.

Giant City State Park Visitors Guide

Illinois Beach State Park Beach

Illinois Beach State Park

Park Address: 1 Lake Front Dr, Zion, IL 60099

Park Description: Recreational activities at the park include boating, swimming, hiking, bicycling, camping, bird watching, and picnicking.

Popular Park Sites: Dogwood Trails, Hickory Trails, Pere Marquette and Graham Hollow.

Illinois Beach State Park Visitors Guide

Kankakee River State Park Kayaking

Kankakee River State Park 

Park Address: 5314 W, IL-102, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Park Description: There are plenty of hiking trails throughout the park that go through different ecosystems and different park features. 

Popular Park Sites: Equestrian trails, Davis Creek, limestone canyons and Rock Creek.

Kankakee River State Park Visitors Guide