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Just minutes away from the city but a world away, Ballard Nature Center is home to dozens of species of birds and wildlife. Natural prairie, wetlands, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, ponds and creeks round out the outdoor experience.
The National Road is called the "road that built the nation" because it was the first highway in American history. Today the National Road in Illinois covers 164 miles, from Marshall and the Wabash Valley to East St. Louis and the Mississippi River.
Overnight tent camping, overnight pull through spots and permanent camper sites. Call ahead -- space limited for overnight trailer sites.
Located across from the Statehouse in Vandalia, the park features a life-size, bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln. This is a favorite spot for photos with the 16th president.
Step inside the Illinois’ oldest surviving State Capitol building. Vandalia was the fourth statehouse in Illinois, and is best known for the era when Abraham Lincoln served in the Illinois House of Representatives. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of this restored landmark.
As a major stopping point for migrating ducks and geese, this 9,486-acre area offers excellent public waterfowl hunting opportunities.
22 species of fish are found in this lake, including bass, white crappie, channel catfish, bullhead, yellow bass, bluegill, and carp. This 1,100-acre lake is surrounded by native oak and hickory forests. Picnicking, hiking, and limited hunting and trapping.
A one-mile walking trail winds through the park, and a 13-mile horse trail is located at the north end alongside a campground for horses.
The marina offers modern concrete docks, an air-conditioned lounge, private showers, dry dock, and winter storage.
Located among the rolling hills of Southwestern Illinois, this park has a beach and offers boating, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, and other activities. 140 camp sites open year round for outdoor lovers
This public 18-hole, par 70 course is open year round, with rental clubs and carts, plus a snack bar.
This 18-hole course has lots of character, and is open to the public from 9am-12pm Monday through Friday. Golf carts are available.
Averaging over 10,000 skydives annually, more than 1,200 students make their first jump each year with high quality, USPA-rated instructors.
Located near Carlyle Lake, Twin Oaks Golf Club is a scenic 9 hole course with rolling hills, mature Oak Trees and water hazards. Perfect for your fund raiser events, and family reunions!
The 9-hole "Vandalia" course at the Vandalia Golf & Country Club facility in Vandalia, Illinois features 2,782 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 34.6 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Blue grass.
The 9-hole Ramsey Lake Golf Course in Ramsey, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1966. Ramsey Lake Golf Course measures 2750 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
150 sites, electricity, 100 sites with water, 50 sites with sewer, showers, reservations.
140 sites, electricity, water, dump station, showers, reservations.