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Get Outside in ILLINOISouth

We hope you are ready to put your towel to good use! If you love the outdoors you can’t miss these great sites in ILLINOISouth. Don’t forget to request your free Visitors Guide so you can take it on all your travels through Southern Illinois. Also check out some of our favorite adventures.

Acorns Golf Links

Enjoy 6,701 yards of golf at Acorns Golf Links in Waterloo, IL. Here, you'll find a scenic nature course with a challenging design and the longest...more!

Albion City Park

Swim, play games, fish, or picnic on your next ILLINOISouth adventure in Albion, IL at Albion City Park. The facilities include a swimming pool and pl...more!

American Discovery Trail

Experience the American Discovery Trail, the first coast-to-coast, non-motorized trail, in Sparta, IL. This trail stretches across 6,800 miles and 15 ...more!

American Legion Post 58 Freedom Farm

Join the American Legion Post 58 at their Freedom Farm for camping and fun! The Freedom Farm offers 40 campsites as well as a bar and kitchen to trave...more!

The American Thresherman Association, Inc.

The American Thresherman Association dedicates itself to education and works to preserve the history of agriculture. Each year, their Steam, Gas and T...more!

Annbriar Golf Course

Rated one Golf Digest's Top 500 Places to Play, Annbriar Golf Course is Waterloo, IL's hidden gem. The course offers a challenging and sc...more!

Baldwin Lake

Bring your family and friends to ILLINOISouth and enjoy a day at Baldwin Lake. The lake is home to dozens of fish species, including Black Crappie and...more!

Beall Woods State Park

Located on the banks of the Wabash River in southeastern Illinois, Beall Woods State Park attracts visitors from around the world interested in experi...more!

Benson Blueberries

Pick your own or buy from the roadside stand from late June to the last of July....more!

Bent Oak Golf Course

Tournaments may be scheduled one year in advance. Please contact Clubhouse manager Eddie Greer for more details. 18 hole Golf course. ...more!

Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park, Belleville's newest community park, consists of 43 beautiful wooded acres and a number of ponds. It was developed and name...more!

Bigard Orchard

Stop by for fresh strawberries May-June, and peaches from July-August....more!

Bird Haven, Robert Ridgway Memorial Arboretum & Sanctuary

Sanctuary for a wide variety of bird species...more!

Bolm-Schuhkraft Park

Enjoy ILLINOISouth's great outdoors at Bolm-Schuhkraft Park in Columbia, IL! This park is the perfect place to spend a warm summer day with the family...more!

Borah Lake

36 acres, fishing, swimming at the beach, a playground and boating!...more!

Borsch Memorial Park

Ball diamonds, playgrounds, pavilions with running water and electricity, and a sand volleyball court....more!

Boulder Marina

The Marina is on the east side of Carlyle Lake adjacent to the Boulder Recreation Area. It has modern concrete docks, water and electric service, a ga...more!

Bradshaw Park

Tennis, baseball, picnic area, playground and concession stands...more!

Braeutigam's Orchards

Blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins, tomatoes and eggplant are specialties....more!

Breese Historical Park & Garden

Peruse Breese's history in photographs, memorials and on the granite pyramid in this neighborhood park. Benches and seasonal plants make this a qu...more!

Breese North Park

Swimming pool, ball diamonds, tennis courts, shelters, multiple playgrounds, stage for plays and performances....more!

Bryan Memorial Park

Family Aquatic Center with waterslide; tennis courts, basketball courts, skateboard park, picnic shelters, bandstage, playground...more!

Buck Stop Archery

The 3-D Archery Range is a mile-long trek through the woods. The full-service Archery Pro Shop offers a complete line of bowhunting and target archery...more!

Buck Valley Wildlife

Guided tours for white tail deer, quail, pheasant and chucker (in season) are available or hunt or fish on your own. Cabins sleep 4 – 6 people and the...more!

Buckhorn Wildlife Preserve

Just eleven miles from Olney, this facility features deer, turkey and other small game hunting. It is also available for meetings and events....more!

Burrell Woods Park & Campground

Walking and running trails, camper hookups as well as tent camping, picnic facilities and countless tall, shady trees to stretch out beneath....more!

Carlyle Lake

The largest man-made lake in Illinois (26,000 acres), Carlyle Lake is a premier location for outdoor sports. Well known to sailers, it is one of the b...more!

Carlyle Lake Golf Club

This page is intended to provide updated information and discussion on Carlyle Lake activities and programs....more!

Carlyle Lake Prairie View Trail

The trail runs from the Carlyle Lake Visitor's Center (Trailhead) east for 10 miles across the Carlyle Lake/Kaskaskia River Dam and the saddle dams. T...more!

Carlyle Sailing Association

Located in Eldon Hazlet State Park, the marina offers launching facilities, a clubhouse and other amenities for your use. Open to the sailing public, ...more!

Carmi Country Club

From its roots as Southern Illinois cornfield, Carmi Country Club has grown a tradition of champions, a tradition of friendship and most of all, a tra...more!

Casey Country Club

The World's Largest Golf Tee was constructed out of various widths of yellow pine wood, 60 gallons of glue and 120 lb of screws. The 6659 lb project t...more!

Cedar Bluff Park

Ball diamond and pavilion with electricity....more!

Centennial Park

A relaxing walking trail winds around the turtle filled pond through the tall shady trees and across rustic bridges. The 30-acre nature park includes ...more!

Centerfield Park

Spend the day at the Slik Trak, go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats and video arcade - all in one spot....more!

Centralia Lake

Public boat dock, fishing, skiing and boating....more!

Charley Brown Park

Swimming pool, campground, ball fields, home of Little Toot Railroad...more!

Chester Country Club (semi-private)

Whether it's your way of working out stress, enjoying a day with friends or completing a business deal, we know the importance a good round o...more!

Citizens Park

This 45-acre park offers ball diamonds, bike ramps, a disc-golf course, and picnic facilities!...more!

Cole Memorial Park

Shelters, picnic areas, swimming pool, playgrounds and tennis courts are laid out within the forested park....more!

Columbia Golf Club

Located in the St. Louis metro area in Columbia, IL, the Columbia Golf Club offers two 18-hole golf courses open for people of all ages and abilities....more!

Columbia Park

The site of city fairs and social events in the 1840s, it now it offers croquet games and putting practice....more!

Community Club Park

Large facility for events, picnic area, playground, site of Fair & Wheat Festival in the Fall....more!

Conservation Lake

Campsites, fishing, playground, boat ramps (trolling motor only), shelter house for rent...more!

Coon Creek Bowhunting

A guide will show you the best places to hunt white tail deer on 280 beautiful acres. Cabins on the property are available for rent and bowhunting onl...more!

Crawford County State Fish & Wildlife Area

One mile south of Hutsonville Road, west 1 mile, 1,129 acres, restrooms, 8 stocked ponds, hiking & horseback tracks, seasonal hunting, ranger on d...more!

Deer Run Golf Course

First played in the summer of 1973, Deer Run Golf Course is an 18 Hole, Par 72 Golf Course stretching over 6000 yards, winding throughout 155 Acres of...more!

Dorney's Pumpkin Patch

Open for fall family activities at the pumpkin patch, Sept. 30-Oct. 29. Day activities are every Sat. 12-5 and Sun. 1-5. The activities include a choo...more!

Du Bois Center

Nestled in 308 wooded acres with two lakes and countless trails, the center offers camping and a Retreat and Conference Center. Year-round lodging in ...more!

Du Quoin City Lake

This 210-acre lake has a shoreline length of 12 miles and a maximum depth of 30 feet. There is a single lane boat ramp. There are no docks, restrooms ...more!

Du Quoin State Fairgrounds

The picturesque 1,600 acres offers hiking, fishing, picnicking and over 1,200 camping hook-ups. The fairground is host to major equestrian events...more!

Dupo Community Park

Beautiful 14 acres of family park fun with 2 restrooms, 7 pavilions, 2 playgrounds, walking paths, picnic tables and BBQ grills, ball field, summer mo...more!

Eagle Trail

This 8-mile trail is relatively short, but even the most experienced mountain bikers find it a challenge. A total of 22 miles of trails run along the ...more!

East Fork Lake

A wide variety of fish draw anglers for sport fishing and tournaments. About five miles of trails are behind the dam, and the White Squirrel Saddles C...more!

East Fork Par 3

Open to the public from March 15th through November 15th, 8:00 a.m. until sundown, no membership required. East Fork Golf is family owned and operate...more!

Eckerle Park

Swimming pool, picnic areas, ball diamonds...more!

Eckert's Country Store & Farms

Open year-round, with activities all four seasons of the year, Eckert’s Belleville Farm offers seasonally available pick-your-own fruit and vegetables...more!

Eckert's Millstadt Family Fun Farm

Escape to the country and have the time of your life at Eckert’s Millstadt Fun Farm. Visiting their working farm is a wonderful way to relax, re...more!

Eldon Hazlet State Park

3,000 acres with 328 sites on the west side of Carlyle Lake; camping, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, bird watching, hiking and swimming pool....more!

Elmwood Golf Club

Elmwood Golf Club. Three thousand plus yards of downhill lies and uphill climbs since 1959....more!

Evansville Marina on the Kaskaskia River

Boat launch, slips and a marina store are all that's needed for a great day on the Kaskaskia River....more!

Everett Moody Park at Longacre

Sand volleyball courts, baseball/softball diamonds, soccer field, a 1.5-mile walking/running path, concession stands, picnic shelters, a large lake an...more!

Fairfield Golf Club

Not far from Columbia, Fairfield Golf Club offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and gree...more!

Fairfield Public Golf Course, NFP

Public 10 Hole Golf Course in Southeastern IL with affordable memberships and green fee with cart daily rates, leagues, tournaments, and fun for all a...more!

Fairview Park

45 acres of recreation space include a swimming pool, baseball and softball fields, skateboard park, several picnic shelters and a variety of playgrou...more!

Far Oaks Golf Club

Far Oaks Golf Club is a championship golf course that is playable for all players. Our motto is "A Championship experience for everybody!"...more!

Flora Coon Hunters Association

This association hosts over a dozen events each year, including Purina Nationals, PKC and UKC hunts....more!

Flora Golf & Country Club

The 9-hole "Flora" course at the Flora Golf and Country Club facility in Flora, Illinois features 3,054 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par ...more!

Foundation Park

Best known for the annual Balloon Fest, there are also walking trails, nature areas, 36-hole disc golf course and gathering places. This 235-acre park...more!

Frank Holten State Park

1,080-acre park features the 18-hole Grand Marais Golf Course, fishing and picnicking facilities....more!

Freeburg Recreation Park

Bring your Family to the Park for a great day of fun and relaxation. There are 4 pavilions to hold your family reunions, weddings, BBQ's, picnics, and...more!

Froman Park

Froman Park, where you can enjoy the shade of lush trees, or maybe even catch a baseball game, played at the adjacent Dee White Memorial Field....more!

Fults Hill Prairie Natural Preserve

Upland forest, savanna, hill prairie, limestone glade, limestone cliff and sink hole ponds. The area is rich in plants and animals species. From the s...more!

G & C Meyer Farm

Find berries, green beans, okra, potatoes and other veggies, seasonal flowers and bedding plants....more!

Glik Park

Four baseball/softball diamonds, five soccer fields or two football fields are featured. There is also a basketball court, skate park, concessions sta...more!

Governor Bond Lake

Camping, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing and Patriot's Park are amenities offered at the lake....more!

Governor's Run Golf & Country Club

Governors Run hosts 18 holes of championship golf, a full service Pro Shop and the Gov Run Bar & Grille. The 7,013 yard Championship Course has 13...more!

Grand Marais Golf Course

Grand Marais is committed to building lasting relationships with our members through our high standards as well as continued growth and improvement an...more!

Grayville Memorial Park

Pool, playground, tennis, baseball, basketball, natural performance amphitheater, lake, fishing, boating...more!

Green Acres Farm

Have fun picking fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season....more!

Greenup Archery

Serving the Greenup area for over 29years. With quality archery, fishing and indoor Archery range....more!

Greenview Golf Course

This is an 18 hole regulation course located in Centralia, IL. From the longest tees it offers 6,150 yards of golf for a par of 70. The course was des...more!

Grissom's "Lost Creek" Orchard

Seasonal specialties include apples (fall) and peaches (summer), but there's a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other goodies available. Bri...more!

Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area

Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area, also known as Dolan Lake, is located about 8 miles southeast of McLeansboro off Route 14. Dolan Lake is ...more!

Harmony Park

Make music with your friends, family and the people of Robinson at Harmony Park. The park includes a series of outdoor musical instruments designed to...more!

Hasewinkle Outdoors

We believe in low-pressure trophy whitetail buck hunting, allowing only 4-6 hunters per package. We also believe in total scent control when scouting ...more!

Hawkins/Schwartz Orchards

Pick strawberries, peaches, apples, cider and enjoy activities for families....more!

Heard's Pond Park

Heard's Pond was originally built to supply water for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad steam engines, and to provide ice in winter for cuttin...more!

Henkel's Hook & Arrow

Indoor archery range, hunting and fishing supplies....more!

The Henry White Experimental Farm

The Henry White Farm was donated to the Illinois Department of Agriculture in 1988. Here visitors can see examples of prairie land, wetlands, reforest...more!

Hesse Park

Four ball diamonds (one lighted), soccer fields, basketball courts, in-line skating rink, picnic shelters, playgrounds, bike trail....more!

Hickory Shores Resort LLC

Hickory Shores has been active for more than 25 years! Make Hickory Shores Resort a yearly destination for your family fun! There is so much to do in ...more!

Horner Park

Enjoy the natural beauty of Lebanon, IL at Horner Park. This gorgeous park offers a fishing lake, baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball ...more!

Hough Park

Hough Park is Belleville's "Picnic Headquarters!" The park features a large hexagon shaped shelter in the center that serves as its main...more!

The Hunt Club

The Hunt Club is a privately owned 10,000 acre paradise managed exclusively for the harvest of mature, trophy deer, waterfowl, wild quail and turkey h...more!

Hutsonville Park

Located on Outer South Rose Street in Hutsonville. It has ballfields, volleyball, small lake, fishing, playground, and picnic areas with shelters....more!

Illinois Central Railroad Riverwalk

Walk along the former historic Illinois Central Railroad to the beautiful scenery that is the Kaskaskia River. You enter the trail behind he Fayette C...more!

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The IDNR manages, conserves and protects Illinois' natural, recreational and cultural resources while furthering the public's understanding and apprec...more!

Illinois Wildlife Connections

There are 4,000 acres of deer and turkey hunting with a comfortable year-round 7 room lodge for hunting, meetings and parties. Meals are availabl...more!

Izaak Walton Park

The Park provides a boat ramp onto Lake McLeansboro, restroom facilities, and the Izaak Walton Log Cabin. The cabin, built by the local chapter of the...more!

John Brown Melons

The best melons are grown by the river, and the Brown family has been growing on the banks of the Wabash for generations....more!

Kaskaskia Marina & Park

Site of drag races in September, full marina services, batting cages, ball fields, roller hockey....more!

Kaskaskia River Marina/Campground

Site of drag races in September, full marina services, batting cages, ball fields, roller hockey....more!

Kaskaskia River Project

Camping (15 sites), fishing, picnic shelter, grill, boat ramps, Visitors Center, tours of Kaskaskia Lock and Dam at the Confluence of Kaskaskia and Mi...more!

Keyes Park

This fun filled family park is the site of picnics, family reunions, a children's playground, tennis and basketball courts and a skateboard park. ...more!

Kid's Kingdom

A re-creation of Historic McLeansboro where children can climb, swing, slide and play. The park also offers a pavilion, bathroom facilities, and a woo...more!

Kingsbury Nature Preserve

Park has 80 acres of natural habitat along Governor Bond Lake with five miles of horseback riding (north side) and walking trails. Open daily, sunrise...more!

Knobeloch Woods Nature Preserve

Hike through 35 acres of dry upland and wet floodplain forest. Birds and spring wildflowers are abundant....more!

Konarcik Park

Take a stroll on the walking trail, play ball, wet a line or swing around the playground. New to Konarcik Park - a highly rated 18 hole disc golf cour...more!

Lake Froman

This one-mile walking trail is made up of natural wood chips....more!

Lake Mattoon

Boating, fishing year-round, campground, marina...more!

Lakeside Orchard

Located next to Carlyle Lake, the orchard is open in the summer for peaches that are hand-picked at maturity for ultimate sweetness....more!

Lakeside Park

Lighted tennis courts, baseball, playground and picnic facilities...more!

Lakeview Park - McLeansboro

The park offers fishing, the Weinmann Pavilion for outdoor entertaining, cooking sites, and a play area for children....more!

Lakeview Park - Waterloo

Paved walking trail, playground, three large fishing lakes, pavilions with running water, electricity, and barbecue pits...more!

Lamont Outdoors, L.L.C.

Guided hunts during deer and turkey seasons are offered on 7,000 acres....more!

Lanterman Park

Pavilion, picnic shelter, playground, baseball field...more!

Lawrenceville City Park

Swimming pool, playground, baseball, tennis, basketball, picnic shelters, walking track...more!

Lawrenceville Nature Study Area

The Lawrenceville natural area is a lowland study spot....more!

Leaverton Park

Located on Southern edge of Palestine has a bad shell, community buildings, playgrounds, shelters, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoe...more!

Leo French Park

Olympic size pool, walking trail, fishing, picnic sites, baseball, softball and basketball....more!

Lily Lane Farms

Farm fresh food from our family to yours!...more!

Lincoln Loop Walking Trail

Asphalt scenic trail winding through the city park. The trail can be entered at the corner of Locust & Jefferson Sts. or in the 1000 block of West...more!

Lincoln Trail State Park

Whether you are looking for history, unusual plant life or recreation, Lincoln Trail State Park has something to interest you. Located just west of IL...more!

Little Wabash Shooting Preserve

Field shoots for chukar, pheasant and quail is open to the public. Hunters may bring their own dogs or dogs and guides are available....more!

Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

43 ft. Mississippi River overlook platform, picnic area, paved walkways, view of the Gateway Geyser....more!

Marissa Recreation Area

Features two lakes, a nine hole golf course, camping area, a cottage/residence area, as well as picnic shelters....more!

Marshall Community Swimming Pool

Dive into the Marshall Community Swimming Pool, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Stop by on your next trip to Marshall, IL....more!

McAllister Park

Visit Lebanon, IL's newest park on your next ILLINOISouth adventure! The park is complete with pavilions and playground equipment to make any day ...more!

McLeansboro City Pool

The City Pool has been offering splashing fun to the young and the young-at-heart for half a century. The season begins with Memorial Day and ends wit...more!

McLeansboro Golf Course

3,012 yards 9 holes Par 36...more!


The 6.9 mile trail cuts across east Belleville connecting the Swansea and Memorial Hospital MetroLink stations with Southwestern Illinois College. Bri...more!

Metter Memorial Park

Spend the afternoon in Metter Memorial Park, an outdoor oasis in Columbia, IL! The park includes walking trails, halls and pavilions, picnic areas, pl...more!

Mill Creek Park

On the Lincoln Heritage Trail Road, the 2,600 acres of land, with 811 acres of water, provides camping, cabins, trails, boating, fishing and biking....more!

Mill Pond Park

Tennis courts...more!

Millers Grove

Covered shelters, electricity and restrooms/south side of East Fork Lake...more!

Mini Park Gazebo

The Mini Park is an area which features a gazebo, a stone picnic table, stone benches, memorial brick walkways and beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs...more!

Mount Carmel Municipal Park

18-hole golf course, tennis and basketball courts, pool, picnic sites and shelters...more!

Mt. Carmel Municipal Golf Course

The best golf course around the Mt. Carmel area!...more!

Musgrove Park

Spend the day enjoying the Aquatic Center with a water slide, soccer fields, playgrounds and more at Alvin Musgrove Park. Host a game at the baseball ...more!

MVP Happy Holler

Hang out on the banks of the Embarras River and enjoy fishing, horseshoes, bonfires, Ping Pong, and live music. Meet "Miss Piggy," our pot-b...more!

Mystic Oak Golf Course

Mystic Oak Golf Course and the Black Swan Restaurant are open to the public. Mystic Oak Golf Course gives the golfer a feeling that is not found anywh...more!

Nashville Municipal Golf Course

Nashville Golf Course is a well kept 9 hole public course comprised of bent grass greens and zoysia fairways. Also the home of Hornet and Hornette Gol...more!

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Did you know that Belleville, IL is home to the largest outdoor shrine in North America? The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows 200-acre ex...more!

Newton Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

22 miles of hiking, cross-country skiing, and horse trails; five mile bike trail, waterfowl hunting, archery, turkey hunting...more!

Norris City Park

Picnic area, wading pool, swings, reservoir with fish...more!

North County Country Club

NCCC is a 9 hole golf course with zoysia fairways and tee boxes. Sand traps and two lakes provide a challenging, yet enjoyable, round of play....more!

O'Fallon Community Park

Katy Cavins Community Center, swimming pool, six ball diamonds (two lighted), four lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court, playgrounds, kitch...more!

Oak Glen Golf Course

11234 N 600th St, north of RT 33 at Stoy Road, 4 miles west of Robinson. 18 hole course, driving range, practice green, pro shop, cart rentals, lesson...more!

Oblong Park and Lake

Located on East edge of Oblong has a large stocked lake with lighted walking paths, shelters, playgrounds, horseshoe pits and more. Also, County Fairg...more!

Olney City Park

Olney City Park is a great place to see Olney's famous white squirrels! They play amongst the Park's picnic shelters, playgrounds, tennis and ...more!

The Orchards

Founded in 1991, The Orchards Golf Club in Belleville, Illinois features a 18 hole championship style golf course and restaurant. The golf course was ...more!

Orchards Golf Club

The Orchards Golf Club in Belleville, Illinois — located just minutes from St. Louis — offers a public 18 hole championship golf cour...more!

Organ Farms

Bring the whole family for Fall Country Fun at the farm. Groups can reserve weekdays and evenings and the public is welcome on weekends. Animals, a co...more!

Outdoor Only Outfitters

Deer hunting on more than 2,500 privately owned acres is available. Semi-guided bow or shotgun hunts and a first-class lodge....more!

The Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge

Guided fishing and boat rental. 6 cabins available....more!

Parachutes Over Carmi

Students receive personalized skydiving instructions in a small airport setting. Groups and individual students are welcome for tandem and static line...more!

Patriots Park

Walking trails, fishing lake, playground areas, and shelters...more!

Peabody River King State Fish Wildlife Area

Boat docks and fishing areas are easily accessed for all skill levels - even special docks for kids....more!

Peterson Park

Aquatic Center, tennis, basketball, batting cages, mini golf, sand volleyball, picnic shelters, playground, disk golf, and canoe access....more!

Piney Creek Ravine Nature Preserve

The 2.2 mile loop trail features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. It winds through secretive canyons that hide the biggest display of prehistoric...more!

Pleasant Ridge Community Park

See the Kinsella Log Home in this 95 acre park which has picnic areas and beautiful woods....more!

Prairie Lake

Come out for the fishing, walking trails and picnic facilities....more!

Prairie Ridge State Natural Area

Rare grassland wildlife, bird watching, 3,800 acres...more!

Prop Busters R/C Club

The Prop Busters R/C Club is a area radio controlled (R/C) aircraft enthusiasts club that has been in existence for over twenty five years. We are a c...more!

Pumpkin Blossom Hill

Shop for pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts and antiques from September thru December. Mini corn maze and pumpkin picking for the kids....more!

Pyramid Oaks II Golf Course

Beautiful Golf Course and Lighted Driving Range!...more!

Pyramid State Park

Pyramid State Recreation Area, the largest state recreation area in Illinois, contains 19,701 acres and 48 camping sites. It is located within Perry C...more!

Quail Creek Country Club & Golf Resort

18 hole course, driving range, practice green, pro shop, cart rental, lessons, open to the public by reservation. Memberships available....more!

Raccoon Lake

The park is open for boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing year round and hosts a major power boat racing event annually....more!

Ramsey Lake Golf Course

Ramsey Lake Golf Course is under new ownership! Dustin and Michelle Finley are great people and they are working to provide a refreshed and updated go...more!

Ramsey Lake State Park - Ramsey

Rolling hills, timbered shoreline, and beautiful Ramsey Lake make the Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area a unique and popular recreation spot. Visitors...more!

Ramsey Lake State Park - Vandalia

The park has over 1900 acres and offers hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding trails, snowmobile trails, walking trail, camping, picnicking and m...more!

Randolph County State Recreation Area

Randolph County State Recreation Area is a mecca for outdoor recreational activities. Fishing, hiking, picnicking, boating, hunting and camping are ju...more!

Ratz Memorial Park and Lincoln Park

Both parks have picnic shelters, and plenty of playground equipment....more!

Red Hawk Golf Club

The Course Nested among the hills and lakes of beautiful Southern Illinois, the Red Hawk Golf Club has an 18-hole, 6,155-yard, par 70, watered golf co...more!

Red Hills State Park

For wildflowers, beautiful foliage and soothing breezes in the spring...picnicking, camping, hiking, boating and fishing in the summer...appreciating ...more!

Richland Country Club

Richland Country Club offers one of the finest 18-hole, par 71 golf courses in the area....more!

Richland Creek Greenway Trail

This 3.8 mi. asphalt trail has several bridges and picturesque views of Richland Creek. It's ideal for a family or group outing, a quiet walk or a sho...more!

Ridge Outfitting

Hunts are semi-guided. A typical five-day hunt will include six days on the property and five nights of lodging at a local motel. Bow, muzzle-loader a...more!

Ripson Bridge

Make sure to see the last pony truss bridge in Bond County on your ILLINOISouth adventure in Sorento. Ripson Bridge was built in 1895 and declared a l...more!

River Lakes Golf Course

Make River Lakes Golf Course part of your golfing adventure in ILLINOISouth! The 18-hole course features Bermuda grass fairways and tee boxes with wel...more!

River Park

10 Sites...more!

Robeson Hills Nature Preserve

Rugged terrain, walking trail...more!

Robinson City Park

Public swimming pool, large water slides, horseshoe pits, basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts, miniature golf, batting cages, band s...more!

Rock Springs Park & Nature Center

Log cabin, nature hiking/biking trails, picnic areas, a pavilion, children's rock climbing playground, native grasses and wildlife and a fenced dog ru...more!

Rogers-Dewitt Park

The 58-acre park features a nature trail with two foot bridges, a meadow and a fishing pond. Primitive camping sites, a night sky observation station,...more!

Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course

Come experience the beauty of ILLINOISouth at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course! Situated just 41 miles east of St. Louis in the small community of O...more!

Rotary Park

Covered picnic shelters, a playground, boat slips, a fitness trail and disc golf are among the amenities here....more!

Salt Lick Point Land and Water Reserve

Three trails make up the Salt Lick system: The Johnson Trail is 1.3 miles along the base of the bluff and is an easy walk; the Salt Lick Point Trail i...more!

Sam Dale Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

Fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, swimming, 194 acre lake and a concession stand features a snack bar, restaurant and bait and tackle shop....more!

Sam Parr State Fish & Wildlife Area

Fishing lake, horse trails, hiking trails, picnic area, camping and 840 huntable acres. RV and tent sites....more!

Scheve Park

The old train depot, a full-size caboose and a train car along with pavilions and ag building can be reserved for group events. Picnic areas, dog park...more!

Schwartz Farms

You can find berries, apples, peaches, pears and watermelon in season....more!

Shoemaker Schoolhouse Plaza

The 54-mile Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (KCT) traverses the eastern edge of the Middle Mississippi River Valley in ILLINOISouth. Cahokia in St. Clair Coun...more!

Shreve's Pumpkin Patch

Come out and pick your pumpkin and wander through the corn maze. Visit the main building where an assortment of items ranging from ornaments, baked go...more!

Silver Lake Park

Large lake, fishing, pavilions, playground, sand volleyball, archery range, nature trails, climbing wall, boat ramp and waterfowl hunting....more!

Skillet Fork Outfitters

There are more than 6,400 acres of prime hunting land for trophy Illinois whitetail. Reserve your hunt and include lodging with home-cooked meals....more!

South Shore State Park

The park is currently closed for renovation. Call for reopening dates....more!

Southern Illinois Trophy Bowhunting

Southern Illinois Trophy Bowhunting in McLeansboro, IL offers archery and firearm hunting on over 5,000 acres of land. This land is home to managed po...more!

Southwest Park

Ball diamonds, concession stand...more!

Sparks Lazy Acres Campground

Sparks Lazy Acres is a nice quiet place to camp. A mile east of Newton Lake. Our 28 sites have water/sewer/electric hookups with picnic tables and fir...more!

Sparta Country Club (semi-private)

Where members and the community can come together! Pro Shop now available for private parties! Please call 618-443-4911 for pricing! Be sure to check ...more!

St. Elmo Golf Club

St. Elmo Golf Club is a 9-hole semi-private golf course located just outside of  St. Elmo, Illinois.  The public is welcome and annual membe...more!

St. Francisville Park

A playground and baseball diamonds await visitors....more!

Steeleville City Park

Veteran's memorial, benches, seasonal plants...more!

Stemler Cave Woods Nature Preserve

Take a walk along this old growth forest remnant set in the sinkhole plain between Millstadt, IL and Columbia. The Homer F. Stemler Memorial Walking T...more!

Stephen A. Forbes State Park

700 acres, fishing, swimming, hunting, horseback riding, 115 camping sites, picnicking, concession building, and cabins...more!

Stonewolf Golf Club

Come play the ONLY Jack Nicklaus Signature course in the Metro-East!  ...more!

Streif's Country Market

During September and October, visit the pumpkin patch for just the right one for decorating, cooking and carving....more!

Sumner City Park

Playground, ball diamond, picnic shelters...more!

Sumpter Berry Farm

Bring the family and enjoy a relaxing day picking berries at this family-owned farm....more!

Tamarack Country Club

The secret is out! Tamarack has the some of the best kept fairways and greens in the St. Louis Metro Area. We believe quality service and a top notch ...more!

Taphorn Orchard

Visit this family-owned orchard in Beckemeyer, IL for apples, pumpkins and other seasonal pickings!...more!

Ten Mile Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area

The site provides a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities including wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, target shooting, hunting and trapping....more!

Three Springs Park

This multi-purpose facility offers lighted softball/baseball diamonds, tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball/volleyball courts, a half-mile walking...more!

Vandalia Lake

The Vandalia Lake is a 660-acre lake with 12 miles of shoreline, located four miles northwest of Vandalia on Illinois Route 185 with an entrance to th...more!

Washington County State Recreation Area

Wildlife abounds in the Washington County State Recreation Area, located four miles south of Nashville in southern Illinois. Visitors will marvel a...more!

Waterloo Sportsman's Club

Enjoy 200 acres of idyllic nature at Waterloo Sportsman's Club in Waterloo, IL. The club features 7 pavilions for your event needs, as well as fou...more!

World Shooting & Recreational Complex

The State of Illinois and the Department of Natural Resources proudly boast the premiere 1,600 acre World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sp...more!

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