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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources manages 262 state parks and recreational sites located on more than 400,000 acres of land. These sites represent the beauty and diversity of Illinois, from its rolling grasslands and woodlands to its craggy ravines and beautiful waterways.


Astoria Anderson Lake State Park |
Baldwin Kaskaskia River State Park |
Bourbonnais Kankakee River State Park |
Carlyle Eldon Hazlet State Park |
Cave-in-Rock Cave-in-Rock State Park |
Charleston Fox Ridge State Park |
Clinton Weldon Springs State Park |
DeWitt Clinton Lake State Park |
Goreville Ferne Clyffe State Park |
Grafton Pere Marquette State Park |
Lacon Marshall State Park |
Lincoln Edward R. Madigan State Park |
Makanda Giant City State Park |
Manito Spring Lake State Park |
McHenry Moraine Hills State Park |
McLeansboro Hamilton County State Park |
Metropolis Fort Massac State Park |
Morris Gebhard Woods State Park | William G. Stratton State Park |
Murphysboro Lake Murphysboro State Park |
Nashville Washington County State Park |
Nauvoo Nauvoo State Park |
Oquawka Delabar State Park |
Oregon Castle Rock State Park |
Petersburg Lincoln's New Salem State Park |
Pinckneyville Pyramid State Park |
Rochester Sangchris Lake State Park |
Shabbona Shabbona Lake State Park |
Sheffield Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park |
Strasburg Hidden Springs State Park |
Utica Starved Rock State Park |
Whittington Wayne Fitzgerald State Park |
Wilmington Des Plaines State Park |
Zion Illinois Beach State Park | Location: Division of Tourism & Parks, 620 E. Adams St., Springfield Illinois 62701 Telephone Toll Free: 800-223-0121

(Springfield) Illinois State Parks
(Virginia) Olcott Park Museum & Greenhouse

12/13 Coming to The Springfield area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.