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Best Locations to Stargaze

Location Best Spots
Apple River Canyon State Park Campsite 26
Beall Woods State Park Near the North Shelter
Castle Rock State Park Valley View Picnic Area
Crawford County Picnic Area
Eldon Hazlet State Park Osage Youth Group and Cherokee Hiking Trail
Ferne Clyffe State Park Parking Lot at Ferne Clyffe Lake
Franklin Creek State Natural Area Equestrian Campground
Giant City State Park Large Meadow on park's south side; Visitor Cnter Parking Lot
Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Visitor Center Parking Lot
Hidden Springs Big Tree Trail/Rock Springs Parking Lots
Illini State Park Whitetail Campground (electric side)
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park Campground
Iroquois County State Wildlife Area Area 4 Parking Lot
Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA Group Campsite
Kankakee River State Park E. end of lake on dam, near handicapped fishing pier
Morrison-Rockwood State Park Lakeview Picnic Area Parking Lot
Nauvoo State Park Baseball Field
Newton Lake SFWA Parking Lot
Pere Marquette State Park Along Scenic Drive and the Upper Picnic Area
Prophetstown SRA River Boat Launch
Pyramid State Park Captain, Denmark and East Conant Units
Ramsey Lake State Park On top of the dam, near White Oak Campground
Rock Cut State Park Olson Beach Parking Lot
Sam Parr SFWA Center of the dam, near White Oak Picnic Area
Sand Ridge State Forest H.A. Gleason Nature Preserve
Shabbona Lake State Park Teal Bay in Campground; Shabbona Grove Picnic Area
Shelbyville SFWA Bethany Boat Ramp
Spitler Woods State Natural Area Soccer Field
Stephen A. Forbes State Rec. Area Cir. Dr. day-use area; emerg. spillway bank fishing area
Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park Numerous areas along west side of park
Weinberg King State Park Lower Campground
Weldon Springs State Park Meadowview Picnic Area
White Pines Forest State Park Cedar Ridge Family Campground