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Attention hunters: Visit our FAQ page for information about the use of centerfire, single-shot rifles for deer hunting in Illinois. 

Activities at Illinois State Parks

Numerous outdoor activities are available at Illinois State Parks.

The lists below show the most widely available activities.  Visit the individual park pages for additional listings.

For detailed information about all activities available at Illinois State Parks, including rules and permit requirements, if any, visit the Recreation webpage.


Metal Detecting

Cross Country Skiing

Hiking Trails


Bike Trails

Archery Range



Equestrian Trails