Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Conservation, education, plants and animals, parks, museums and publications.
Includes hunting and fishing information.

Illinois Camping Destinations - State Parks and Recreational Areas
Highlights and resources for camping and outdoor recreation in Illinois State
Parks and natural areas.

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  • of Natural Resources has a wonderful online guide to Illinois state parks, each annotated with information on history, natural features, recreational opportunities, and facilities

  • A variety of photos are scattered throughout the descriptions giving an excellent perspective of many of the areas surrounding the parks

  • For those of you who are new to camping, Illinois state parks have a tent rental program called Rent-A-Camp, which provides an inexpensive and convenient opportunity to camp in many of the state parks

  • Eight of Illinois' state parks have lodges, which offer comfortable accommodations and fine dining to those who prefer to spend a night in a park without camping

    Enjoy Illinois: Illinois Bureau of Tourism Official Website
    Official Illinois travel site. View regional activities and local area attractions.
    Create your own travel planner on-line.

    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
    Several mounds including Monks Mound, the largest earthen mound in the New World.
    This web site includes information on the interpretive center, and presents ...


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    Illinois road maps, city street maps with IL travel directions ...
    Link directory that features a selection of road maps, city street maps, parks,
    traffic and roadway references.

    IEMA - Illinois Emergency Management Agency
    State agency. Offers news, information and training resources, programs and
    services on emergency preparedness and response. Features a kid's page, ...

    Discover Illinois
    Learn about Illinois government, its seal and symbols, and the capitols it has had.
    Also includes state environment and nature as well as bike and fire safety ...

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    Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center - Welcome
    Nestled within the 2630 acres of thick forests, 18 lush canyons and sparkling
    waterfalls of Starved Rock State Park, the 1930's era stone-and-log Lodge is ...

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    Iliniwek Village State Historic Site - Missouri State Parks and ...
    Part of the Missouri State Park System, the Iliniwek Village is where Jolliet &
    Marquette first encountered the Illini on their 1673 voyage.

    Petersburg, Illinois - New Salem State Park
    New Salem was the home of Lincoln when he was a young man. This is one of Illinois
    finest State Parks.

    Illinois State Police: Unsolved Crimes
    Includes overviews and contact information regarding unsolved crime maintained
    by the ISP.

    Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
    Offers a virtual tour of the buildings and area, the Prairie Picayune Newsletter,
    and classroom materials for download. Information about the restored village, ...


    White Pines Inn - Home
    Offer cabins, dinner theater and gift shop. Details of the facilities and recreation

    Offers an area summary of the Nauvoo RRA (Rich Resource Area) including to steps
    to enhance nature protection, sport, and outdoor recreation by reversing the ...

  • SUMMARY OF SITE CHARACTERISTICS: SIZE, BIOLOGIC RESOURCES, AND PUBLIC LANDS Total Acreage 150, 316 Natural Areas Acreage 7, 409 Number 9 Biologically Significant Stream Mileage 0 Natural Heritage Sites 36 State Land State Parks 1 State Conservation Areas 0 State Forests 0 State Fish & Wildlife Areas 0 Acreage 140 Percentage of RRA 0.1 Federal Land Acreage 0 Percentage of RRA 0.0 LANDCOVER Acres % of RRA Upland forest 18, 298.16 12.17 Bottomland forest 8, 029.53 5.34 Wetland- nonforested 516.42 0.34 Grassland 19, 645.11 13.07 Cropland 84, 511.98 56.22 Urban/Built-up 2, 884.98 1.92 Water 16, 423.34 10.93 Total 150, 309.52 99.99 ILLINOIS NATURAL AREAS INVENTORY SITES Acres Cedar Glen Area 3, 856 Gladstone Lake * Jackson Cemetery Geological Area 7 Mississippi River -Drew Chute 1, 218 Mississippi River -Pontoosuc 1, 189 Mt

    Illinois & Chicago Birding
    Urs Geiser's comprehensive birding site, with checklists, rare bird alerts, and

    Cities in Illinois, State of Illinois Cities, Illinois Counties ...
    Links to official state, county and city websites.

    Vermilion County, Illinois
    News and information about county government departments and agencies.

  • Currently, there are 3 county parks: Forest Glen Preserve (5 miles northeast of Georgetown), Kennekuk Cove (7 miles northwest of Danville) and Lake Vermilion County Park

  • In addition, there are 3 state parks: Harry "Babe" Woodyard State Natural Area, Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area and the Kickapoo State Park

    State Park, I&M Canal State Trail Canoe Access
    Though the I & M Canal has not been used for over 60 years, portions of the canal
    still contain water and are canoeable. Canoe trip down the I & M Canal may ...

    McDonough County, Illinois, USA
    County directory with maps, history, points of interest, and an area business guide.

    Illinois Bed and Breakfast, Starved Rock State Park Inn ...
    Newly constructed in 1996 and nestled on 14 acres, designed to resemble a vintage
    farmhouse complete with a veranda and rocking chairs.


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