Park and Historic Site Accessibility
The IDNR is committed to providing greater access and programs for people with disabilities. The IDNR’s goal is to make it easier for disabled people to hunt, fish and pursue outdoor activities. In 1999, the IDNR addressed these issues, establishing a new program entitled “Disabled Outdoor Opportunities.” Objectives for this program include:
- Establish partnerships with organizations representing people with disabilities and working to mainstream IDNR programs and facilities to better meet the needs of the disabled.
- Review existing opportunities to eliminate barriers to participation.
- Develop and coordinate training programs. Provide knowledge with respect to needs and concerns by working with IDNR site planners to develop barrier-free designs for recreational facilities.
Disabled hunters can participate in deer, pheasant, waterfowl and dove hunting at various sites throughout Illinois. A number of fishing areas are accessible as well.
Accessible Features Offered at Most Parks
- Wheelchair accessible camping sites
- Accessible shower facilities
- Hunting and fishing opportunities with accessible areas
- Trails accessible to visitors with disabilities