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Ramsey Lake State Park

Once known as the "Old Fox Chase Grounds," Ramsey Lake State Park used to be a popular place for the fox and raccoon hunters to test the skill of their dogs. Today, people are drawn to the 1,880-acre site north of Vandalia (in southwestern Illinois' Fayette County) to pitch a tent, go horseback riding, do some hunting, or get in a little fishing.

Location: PO Box 97, Ramsey Illinois 62080 Telephone 618-423-2215

Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
Beaver Dam State Park
Eagle Creek State Park
Eldon Hazlet State Park
Fox Ridge State Park
Hidden Springs State Park
Ramsey Lake State Park

02/18 Coming to The Ramsey area
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
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.
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.