Illini State Park


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Illini State Park


Location:On the southern bank of the Illinois River, south from Marseilles and US 6, in northwestern Illinois.
Facilities:Tent and trailer campsites, including sites with electricity and sanitation service, youth camping area, picnic areas and shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, drinking water, concession stand, trails, baseball diamond, horseshoe pits, boat ramp, warming shelter.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, hiking, ice skating, sledding.
Special Features:Park features rustic Civilian Conservation Corps buildings and riverside picnic areas, offering both beautiful views and a sense of history. The northern edge of the park is bordered by the Great Falls of the Illinois River. In two miles, the river drops three feet, creating roaring rapids. The east end of the park was once the site of a prestigious country club organized by WD Boyce, founder of the Boy Scouts of America. The historic Illinois & Michigan Canal is less than one mile north of the park.
Address:2660 E 2350th Rd
Marseilles, IL 61341

Phone:815-795-2448
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/I&M/EAST/ILLINI/PARK.HTM
Size: 510 acres.

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The property is situated just outside the Chicago MSA and is nestled among many area state attractions such as Illini State Park, The Illinois River, LaSalle Lake, The Illinois Michigan Canal, Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, and Buffalo Rock State Park.