Illinois Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Illinois? View Illinois parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Carlyle Lake, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 50 miles east of St. Louis, MO on US 50. Phone (618) 594-2484 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Illinois Campgrounds

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Farmdale Dam, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Take I-74 East to Exit 95B, East Camp Street. Camp street will shortly merge into East Washington, continue for about 2 miles, until you reach Farmdale Road. Turn right onto Farmdale road. Follow the signs to Farmdale Dam. Phone (309) 676-4601 Campground Reservations Illinois Campgrounds Hiking Trails Illinois Hiking

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Lake Shelbyville, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 113 miles east of St. Louis, MO, 208 miles south of Chicago, IL, 87 miles west of Terre Haute, IN, and 35 miles south of Decatur, IL. Phone (217) 774-3951 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS,

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions By car: The Visitor Center is located at 426 South Seventh Street. Use this address when seeking GPS or on-line directions. The 4-block Lincoln Home Neighborhood is open to pedestrians and closed to vehicles. For specific directions go to http://www.nps.gov/liho/planyourvisit/directions.htm Phone (217) 492-4241 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, WILDLIFE

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Explosives Road Trailhead

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Illinois Campgrounds Hiking Trails Illinois Hiking Trails | Explosives Road Trailhead Related Link(s) More Illinois Recreation Areas | Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Welcome to Midewin! As the largest public open space in northeastern Illinois, Midewin offers experiences

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Mississippi River – Kaskaskia River, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone (636) 899-2600 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Illinois Campgrounds Hiking Trails Illinois Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Illinois Recreation Areas | Facebook | Mississippi River – Kaskaskia River Photo Album | Mississippi River – Kaskaskia River Website The Rivers Project

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Ohio River – Smithland Pool, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone (618) 564-2315 Activities FISHING, PICNICKING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Campground Reservations Illinois Campgrounds Hiking Trails Illinois Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Illinois Recreation Areas | Ohio River – Smithland Pool Photo Album | Ohio River – Smithland Pool Website The Smithland Navigation Project is located on the Ohio

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Pullman National Monument, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions For detailed directions please visit the park’s website. Phone (773) 468-9310 Campground Reservations Illinois Campgrounds Hiking Trails Illinois Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Illinois Recreation Areas | Pullman National Monument Official Website | Pullman National Monument Map In a growing Chicago neighborhood, diverse people and stories intertwine. All were

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Rend Lake, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located near Mt. Vernon, IL, 15 miles south of junction of I-64 and I-57. Phone (618) 724-2493 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Illinois Campgrounds |

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Burden Fall Wilderness

Shawnee National Forest, Illinois Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, SWIMMING Campground Reservations Illinois Campgrounds Hiking Trails Illinois Hiking Trails | Garden of the Gods Recreation Area | Illinois Iron Furnace Historic Site | Burden Fall Wilderness Related Link(s) More Illinois Recreation Areas | Shawnee National Forest In the southern tip of

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