Illinois Beach State Park

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Illinois Beach State Park

Location:In northeastern Illinois, on Lake Michigan, near the Wisconsin border.
Facilities:244 Class A Premium sites with electricity and access to showers and sanitation facilities, camp store, swimming beach, fishing pier (é), trails (5 miles), picnic areas, interpretive center, 96-room resort lodge with conference center, restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, and health club.
Activities:Camping, boating, water-skiing, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing (but not in nature preserve), interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is part of a dune complex that once stretched from south of Chicago to the Wisconsin line. Today the park contains the only beach ridge shoreline remaining in the state and a dramatic variety of vegetation and wildlife.
Address:Lake Front
Zion, IL 60099

Size: 4,160 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.
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Geographically, Spring Bluff is an important connection between Illinois Beach State Park and Chiwaukee Prairie, which is in Wisconsin," Maurer said.
They are also reported have posed with an ISIS flag at Illinois Beach State Park.
Last year, a pair of piping plovers nested at Illinois Beach State Park along Lake Michigan in Zion.
A recovery program began in 1986 after the species was listed as federally endangered--and last year 75 pairs, including the pair at Illinois Beach State Park, were discovered breeding in the Great Lakes Region, according to Vince Cavalieri, Great Lakes piping plover coordinator for the U.
It's adjacent to the southern portion of a state designated nature preserve within Illinois Beach State Park.
Illinois Beach State Park IL (1,683 ha) 42[degrees] 25'2" N 87[degrees]48'42"W
At Illinois Beach State Park amino sugar N concentration average of soil beneath New Jersey tea was identical to that of the adjacent background soils.
Reintroduction began in former habitat at Illinois Beach State Park in 1991.
Glyceria maxima (Hartman) Holmberg (Poaceae, sweet reed grass) is reported for Illinois based on recently collected specimens from Illinois Beach State Park, Lake County, Illinois.
In 2005, one of us (Nelson) noted a large vegetative grass in a natural area of Illinois Beach State Park, Lake Co.
For example, we are partnering with The Morton Arboretum to reintroduce Pitcher's thistle (Cirsiumpitcheri) to Illinois Beach State Park.

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