Illinois National Parks

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Illinois National Parks

Illinois is the Midwestern state and it is Great Lakes regions of the USA. Illinois is the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Explore all famous Illinois National Parks, Tourist attractions, and camping details here.

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

An emotional Abraham Lincoln opened his farewell remarks to the citizens of Springfield, Illinois with these words on February 11, 1861. Explore the Lincoln Home National Historic Site details here.
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home Preservation Foundation

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home Preservation Foundation

The Reagan family moved to Dixon, Illinois and into this house on December 6, 1920. The family lived in the house for three years. Explore the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home Preservation Foundation here.
Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge

Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge

Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1936 by Executive Order 7524, which authorized the purchase of lands owned by the defunct Chautauqua Drainage and Levee District.
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge

The Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in southernmost Illinois within the Cache River Watershed. Explore this Illinois NWR in detail here.
Carlyle Lake

Carlyle Lake

Carlyle Lake is located on the Kaskaskia River, approximately 107 miles above its mouth, near the community of Carlyle, Illinois. Carlyle Lake is the largest man-made lake in Illinois.
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge's 44,000 acres of land and water contain a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Major habitat types on the refuge include hardwood forest, agricultural land, grazing units, brushland, wetlands, and lakes.
Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge

Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge

Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge was established December 29, 1993 with the purchase of its first 284 acres. About 2,200 acres have been acquired to date.
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor

Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor

The Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor was completed in 1848 connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River watershed along a longstanding Indian portage route.
Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville, located in central Illinois, offers beaches, hiking trails, marinas, boat ramps, and over 1500 campsites. Explore this national park here.
Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge

Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge

Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge is located along the east side of the Illinois River in Cass and Morgan counties, about 50 miles west of Springfield, IL.
Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge

Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge

The Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge was established on May 31, 2000 and is part of the Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie established in 1996 is the nation's first federally designated tallgrass prairie. Explore the details of this Illinois National Park here.
Shawnee National Forest

Shawnee National Forest

Welcome! Explore the Shawnee National Forest. Enjoy the splendors of the varied natural resources of the largest, most diversified treasure in Illinois. Major highways lead to this heartland.
Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge

Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge

The 8,501-acre Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge is one of five refuges in the Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Two Rivers Refuge is located near the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers.

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