Description - Illinois is the sixth most populated state in the nation with Chicago being its largest city. State Parks dot the landscape of prairies, glacial lakes, farmland and forests.
- Illionois State Parks offer a wide range of recreational activities. See the individual wildernet.com page for each park for detailed attractions and links to current information.
Recreation - The Illinois parks offer camping, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, state park lodges and resorts, and interpretive programs
Climate - Illinois experiences four distinct seasons with varying weather throughout the year. Winter can be very cold. The highest humidity of the year occurs during this season averaging 70 to 75 percent. Average low temperatures in January dip to 20 degrees F with highs near 35 degrees F. Spring temperatures are mild with humidity below 70 percent. Temperatures during this season average between 32 and 50 degrees F. Summer is usually hot and humid in this Midwest state. Low temperatures remain in the low sixties with high temperatures near 90 degrees F. The highest rainfall of the year occurs during the summer months. Fall is an excellent time to visit the state with low humidity and rainfall and moderate temperatures.
Driving directions and maps are available with each park description on the individual wildernet.com pages.