pyramid park

Land that once would have been considered unfit for use because of strip mining activity today is Illinois’ largest state recreation area thanks to conservation-minded leaders who reclaimed the land in the 1960s for a natural area.

Pyramid State Recreation Area south of Pinckneyville in southern Illinois has nearly 20,000 acres of rolling terrain, forest, lakes, trails, picnic sites and hunting areas. It also features 24 lakes and bodies of water, 16.5 miles of trails and three primitive campgrounds.

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Illinois park of the month: Fox Ridge State ParkLooking to have a great time outdoors? Then check out Fox Ridge State Park.

Located in Charleston, Fox Ridge State Park is a scenic spot along the Embarras River that is known for its miles of gorgeous hiking trails. Though the trails can be steep, eighteen picturesque wooden bridges and numerous benches allow climbers a place to rest. If you do go hiking, the staircase to Eagle’s Nest climbs 144 steps to a deck with a beautiful view of the river.

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Illinois park of the month: Frank Holten State Recreation AreaSpring has finally arrived! With it getting warmer outside, now is a good time to visit a park for some outdoor fun and relaxation.

Frank Holten State Recreation Area is one park worth seeing. It has 1,080-acres and is located in East St. Louis within view of the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

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Illnois park of the month: Illinois Beach State Park

The beginning of March means that the worst of winter should be behind us and warmer temperatures are on the way.

If you and your family are looking to make memories outdoors this spring and summer, then make sure to visit Illinois Beach State Park.

Known for its stunning beauty, the park stretches 6.5 miles along Lake Michigan’s shore in northern Illinois. It has 650 species of plants, including many colorful wildflowers, as well as vast marshes, dunes and vegetation that will leave outdoor enthusiasts in awe.

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