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Apple River Canyon State Park
Argyle Lake State Park
Beall Woods State Park
Beaver Dam State Park
Buffalo Rock State Park
Castle Rock State Park
Cave-In-Rock State Park
Chain O' Lakes State Park
Channahon State Park
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
Delabar State Park
Dixon Springs State Park
Eagle Creek State Recreation Area
Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area
Ferne Clyffe State Park
Fort Massac State Park
Fox Ridge State Park
Frank Holton State Recreation Area
Gaint City State Park
Gebhard Woods State Park
Golconda Marina State Recreation Area
Illini State Park
Illinois Beach State Park
James "Pate" Philip (Tri-County) State Park
Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area
Jubilee College State Park
Kankakee River State Park
Kickapoo State Recreation Area
Lake Le-Agua-Na State Recreation Area
Lake Murphysboro State Park
Lincoln Trail
Lowden State Park
Matthiessen State Park
Mississippi Palisades State Park
Moraine Hills State Park
Moraine View State Recreation Area
Morrison-Rockwood
Nauvoo State Park
Pere Marquette State Park
Prophetstown State Recreation Area
Pyramid State Recreation Area
Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area
Randolph County State Recreation Area
Red Hills State Park
Rock Cut State Park
Sangchris Lake State Park
Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area
Siloam Springs State Park
South Shore State Park
Starved Rock State Park
Stephen A. Forbes State Reacreation Area
Walnut Point State Park
Washington County State Recreation Area
Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area
Weldon Springs State Park
White Pines Forest State Park
Wildlife Prairie State Park
William G. Stratton State Park
William W. Powers State Recreation Area
Wolf Creek State Park

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General Information

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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - Driving directions and maps are available with each park description on the individual wildernet.com pages.


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Contact Information:
Apple River Canyon State Park, 8763 E. Canyon Road , Apple River, Illinois, 61001, Phone: 815.745.3302
, appleriver@dnrmail.state.il.us

Additional Information:
Illinois - 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.

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