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Get Outside in Downstate Illinois

There's so much to discover when it comes to the outdoors in Downstate Illinois! From hiking and biking to berry picking and golfing, there's something for everyone.

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!

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

Baldwin Lake is home to dozens of fish species, including Black Crappie and Channel Catfish, which make it perfect for fishing. You can also picnic an...more!

Barnside Flower Farm

Locally grown cut and potted flowers such as mums, sunflowers, dahlias, cosmos, zinnias, snapdragons, and many more! See website for details! Also see...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's Strawberry Patch and Peach Orchard

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

Bird Haven, Robert Ridgway Memorial Arboretum & Sanctuary

Bird Haven is located on the south side of East Fork Lake near Miller’s Grove.  This sanctuary is home to a wide variety of birds and plant...more!

Bolm-Schuhkraft Park

Bolm-Schuhkraft Park (also know as City Park) is a 44.5 acre park located at 1200 Evergreen Lane....more!

Borah Lake

This lake covers 136 acres and includes a small, public swimming area near the boat launch, as well as a playground and picnic area. Sport fishermen f...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 Northside 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 a...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 a dog park....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 dam...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 proje...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 Inc.

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 Memorial 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!

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!

Dahnke Family Farms

Serving Wabash Valley and east central Illinois for 36 years, Dahnkes Family Farms specializes in in fall fun and all things Christmas. ...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!

Doll's Orchard

Doll's Orchard gows their own apples and makes their own cider in Pocahontas, IL. Visit their Facebook page for more information on when they are ...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 Municipal Swimming Pool

Local swimming pool in Du Quoin offering swim lessons, open swim, swim passes, and more. Pool Pass/Immediate family: 1 pass/$50, 2 passes/$100...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!

Duck Island Airboat Services

Hour long Airboat tours of Carlyle Lake. $60 per person, and the boat can hold 5 people.    ...more!

Dupo Community Park

Beautiful 14 acres of family park fun with 2 restrooms, 7 pavilions, 2 playgrounds, a splash pad, walking paths, picnic tables and BBQ grills, ball fi...more!

Eagle Ridge Golf Course

Eagle Ridge Golf Course is located in Paris, IL and is known throughout East Central Illinois and West Central Indiana as having one of the most chall...more!

East Fork Lake

This lake covers 934 acres with its tree-lined banks and attractive residential areas. Three City-owned parks are also located off of the water that o...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 operated...more!

East Fork Trails

The East Fork Trails provides a beautiful place to enjoy nature, only minutes from downtown Olney.  There are over 70 acres of wooded area and fa...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!

Embarras River Tourism Council

The Embarras River and Jasper County call themselves home to some of Downstate Illinois's greatest attractions. On your next adventure in Southern...more!

Eversgerd Civil War Fort

This Civil War replica fort was built over the span of 4 decades and is open year-round. ...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 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 ...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 Recreation Area

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,...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!

Gaetti Sports Academy

Gaetti's Sports Academy is the only facility in the country offering curriculum put together by four World Series players. The facility will offer...more!

Gateway Kartplex

The Gateway Kartplex is a purpose-built karting facility inside the oval track at World Wide Technology Raceway. Inside turns one and two, the Kartple...more!

Gateway National Golf Links

Tall grasses, lakes, wood-tie bunkers, and occasional giant cottonwoods complete the landscape.With a maginificent view of the Arch, this is a great p...more!

Gateway Skydiving Center

Gateway Skydiving Center is a 2nd generation, family-operated skydiving center with over 100 years of combined skydiving experience....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!

Goshen Bike Trail

This 7-mile asphalt trail features 10 tunnels and a 175-foot bridge. It connects to six other trails and begins at IL-162 in Troy, runs through Maryvi...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 h...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!

Highland Speedway

One-quarter mile, semi-banked clay oval track located on the Madison County Fairgrounds in Highland, IL. ...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 Caverns

Please refer to the IDNR site for more information on opening hours, location, requirements, and more. ...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 Country Harvest

We are a sustainable, small, diverse farm located in southwestern Illinois. We proudly grow heirloom and native flowers, fruits and vegetables an...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!

Highland Jaycees Dog Park

The Highland Jaycees Dog Park is a great place to bring your dog to get outside and get some fresh air! ...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!

Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail Coalition

King Louis XV of France, that is! French colonists gave this name to the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (KCT) in the early 1700s. More than 300 years later, ...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!

Kingsbury Park District Pool

  Newly Renovated Pool and Award Winning Splash Pad. Your one stop shop for summer fun in the sun....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 Charleston

Lake Charleston is a reservoir in Coles County, Illinois. Served by Illinois Route 130, it is 2 miles southeast of the Illinois city of Charleston. Mu...more!

Lake Mattoon

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

Lake Mattoon Beach

Weather permitting the beach normally is open from Memorial weekend thru Labor Day weekend from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.. No alcohol is permitted on th...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!

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 Memorial 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 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!

Lincoln 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!

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 Downstate Illinois adventure! The park is complete with pavilions and playground equipment to make an...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 Club

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

MetroBikeLink Trail

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!

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!

Moody Park (Longacre Park)

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

Mount Carmel City Park

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

Mt. Carmel Municipal Swimming Pool

Admission Cost $2.50 General Admission (4 years & older) 3 & under FREE Season Passes Punch Pass – 12 Punches $25.00...more!

Musgrove Aquatic Center

This aquatic center consists of a 395,000 gallon swimming pool completed with bathhouse, 190’ water slide, water umbrella, two diving boards, an...more!

Musgrove Park

This sprawling park in Olney features two playground areas, including a playground for children of all abilities.  In this park you can also find...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 Aquatic Center


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

Norris City Park in Norris City, IL feature a picnic area, wading pool, swings, and 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!

Northland Nature Preserve

Northland Nature Preserve in Trenton, IL features a 0.6-mile walking trail and is open year-round....more!

NubAbility Athletics

The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation exists to encourage, inspire, instruct limb different youth (congenital or traumatic amputees) by getting the...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!

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!

The Outdoor Sportsman's Lodge

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

Patriot's Park

Walking trails, fishing lake, playground areas, disc golf, 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 Park

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!

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!

Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo

Want to give your kids or group a personal tour of an exotic petting zoo? Looking for a beautiful farm wedding venue or outdoor event that can hold up...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!

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 City Park

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

Red Hawk Golf & Grille

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!

Rest Up Camping and RV Corral

Campground Destination with Mini-Golf, Ice Cream Palor, Anamitronic Shooting Gallery, Shopping, special activities and FUN for all ages! Grayville / ...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!

River Lakes Golf Course

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

Robinson City Park

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

Rock Springs Rotary Park

Rock Springs Rotary Park in O'Fallon offers pavilion rental, firepit rental, and has two different walking trails. ...more!

Rocky Point Beach

A beautiful 200-foot sand beach is located at Rocky Point where visitors can enjoy swimming or picnicking at the tables provided here. Alcoholic bever...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 Downstate Illinois at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course! Situated just 41 miles east of St. Louis in the small communit...more!

Rotary Community Aquatic Center

DAILY ADMISSION:    Ages 18 - 54              $6.00               &...more!

Rotary Park

Rotary Park is located on East Fork Lake and has a disc golf course, fitness path, two covered picnic shelters, a playground and restrooms. The larger...more!

Salem Family Aquatic Center

GENERAL ADMISSION Children 2 & under – No Charge Ages 3 thru 64 – $5.00 Ages 65 & over – $3.00...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!

Schoenbeck Ranch

Offering - Pony rides, Covered Wagon rides, Corn Maze, Straw Maze, Barrel Car Train , Petting Zoo, Photo Ops , and Corn Box...more!

Schwartz Farms

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

Shiloh Dog Park

Features include small & large dog pens.  ...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 Creek Preserve

Silver Creek Preserve is situated in the Silver Creek floodplain and offers walking trails, covered picnic tables, an open-air pavilion, and overlooks...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 c...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!

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!

The Fay Pickering Memorial Mountain Bike and Hiking Trails

Passionate about the outdoors, we have ridden and raced mountain bikes all over the country, hiked through streams and mountains worldwide. ...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!

Twin Lakes Park

The water area in Twin Lakes Park is as follows: West Lake area is approximately 60 acres East Lake and “third lake” area are appr...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!

Vandalia Lake Beach

Swimming is available at Jaycees Beach which features a large sloping sand beach, plus a modern beach house and showers. SWIMMING IS “AT YO...more!

Vernor Lake

This 45-acre lake is used for recreational purposes only and is the most quiet and serene of Olney’s three lakes. Sport fishermen find bluegill,...more!

Wabash Cannonball Bridge

This bridge is a most unusual historic bridge, both because this large, multi-span structure is composed of spans from three different dates and also ...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!

West Berwick Golf Course

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

Wild Child Flower Farm

The one and only Wild Child Flower Farm! We offer a unique, U-Pick flower experience in Lawrence County Illinois. Located approximately 2 miles east&n...more!

The Woodlands

A newly opened park in Martinsville, IL.     ...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!

Xtreme Paintball Park

Xtreme Paintball Park has paintball, airsoft, and laser tag field for all ages and abilities. There are 11 playing fields all with netted viewing area...more!

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