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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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.
At Illinois Illinois Beach State Park the coarse, sandy soil had low fertility and extremely-low water holding capacity.
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.
Though first collected in 2006 at Illinois Beach State Park, Glyceria maxima had been at that site for at least a quarter-century.
For example, we are partnering with The Morton Arboretum to reintroduce Pitcher's thistle (Cirsiumpitcheri) to Illinois Beach State Park.

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