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The largest man-made lake in Illinois (26,000 acres), is a premier location for outdoor sports. Known to sailors, it is one of the best and most challenging for sailboats. There is also boating, fishing, hunting, bird watching, sand beaches, and camping areas. Hotels, cabins and golf courses make the area a true outdoor lover's playground.
Welcome! Hidden Lake Winery and Banquet Center, located in rural Aviston, IL, is situated in “Silent Forest,” a wooded parcel of land abounding in local lore. Our winemaking began in 2004 and is influenced by the German heritage of the farming families who settled this part of Illinois. At Hidden Lake Winery, our goal is to offer a variety of wines that will satisfy many different palates. Our wines are produced with locally-grown fruit and bottled here in our cellar. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine (or other beverage if desired) in a tranquil setting with old friends, or perhaps with new ones.
Meet the wide range of animals at this real working farm. Bottle feed kids and lambs. Pet the goats, camels, chicks, rabbits, camels and even two zebras.
Tours of this family-run bison ranch include baby bison feeding, herd tours, and photos with baby bison, llamas and horses.
Home to the Balloon Fest, Foundation Park has many walking trails, nature areas, and gathering places.
This orchard features fresh-picked apples, peaches, a pumpkin patch, cider and special events for children during apple season.
This expansive park features picnic areas, baseball and softball fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and sand volleyball courts. The centerpiece of the park is an old train depot, a full-size caboose, and a train car that can be reserved for groups.
Two lakes, a nine-hole golf course, a camping area, a cottage/residence area, as well as picnic shelters, are features of this great park.
The DuQuoin State Fairgrounds are located in the heart of Southern Illinois. A State owned facility, hosts several major events each year, including the annual DuQuoin State Fair. Grounds are open to the public year round.
With 45-acres of recreation, Fairview Park features a swimming pool, baseball and softball fields, Skateboard Park, several picnic shelters, and a variety of playground equipment.
The World Shooting & Recreational Complex was designed for shooters, built for recreation. The complex has 120 trap houses stretching 3.5 miles, 2 sporting clays courses, 24 combination trap/skeet fields, and cowboy action shooting. The complex has 7,000 square foot event center, conference rooms, restaurant, gift shop, 1,001 campsites, multiple fishing lakes, and much more!
This 18-hole golf course was designed by Robert Garard and Gary Hoelcher. At Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course variety is key! The front 9 follows the natural lay of the land, winding through the curves of Plum Creek and tree-lined fairways. While the back 9 invites players to an open, links-style layout. Whether golf enthusiast or beginner, we invite you to come enjoy the gorgeous landscapes and let our friendly staff make the most of your next great round of golf!
The marina offers modern concrete docks, an air-conditioned lounge, private showers, dry dock, and winter storage.
Centralia's resident carilloneur performs on the town's 65-bell carillon, one of the few in the country. The surrounding park also features a museum and tours of the 165-foot-tall tower.
The park is open for boating and fishing year round and hosts a major drag boat racing event each year.
The 9-hole White Oak Golf Course at Marissa Recreation Area in Marissa, IL is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1950. White Oak Golf Course at Marissa Recreation Area measures 3400 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 109 and a 33.6 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
A year-round facility for large and small boats located at the southwest end of Carlyle Lake. Suited for a complete variety of water sports.
Nashville municipal golf course is located in Nashville Illinois. It is a well kept 9 hole course that is home to the Hornet and Hornette Golf teams.
Timmermann House is a three room bed and breakfast. Rooms include private baths, with turkish towels, plush robes, Comfy company sheets and light weight comforters, large closets, flat screen TV/DVD player and a full homemade gourmet breakfast is served daily. Timmermann House also has its own “Farmers Market” Starting in April with asparagus going to strawberries and early to midsummer all types of vegetables and fruits, ending in the fall with pumpkins.
Located in downtown Centralia, this 60,000-sq.-ft. building features an Olympic-size, six-lane competition pool with spectator seating. The main gymnasium has room for two full-size basketball or three volleyball courts with seating for 400.
The largest campground in the Illinois State Park system. The park covers 3,000 acres on the west shore of Carlyle Lake. Every year more than 3/4 million visitors come here to hunt, fish, picnic, camp, boat, water ski, and hike.
The 9-hole "Sparta" course at the Sparta Country Club facility in Sparta, Illinois features 2,981 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 32.7 and it has a slope rating of 101 on Bermuda grass. Sparta golf course opened in 1910.
This is an 18 hole regulation course located in Centralia, IL. From the longest tees it offers 6,150 yards of golf for a par of 70. The course was designed by Tom Bendelow and opened in 1922. The course rating is 68.5 with a slope rating of 107. Greenview is a daily fee golf course with an 'Open To Public' guest policy.
This public 18-hole, par 70 course is open year round, with rental clubs and carts, plus a snack bar.
CSA has docking for 380 boats, 3 electric jib cranes, 1,300 ft. of dock and 2 launching ramps. Special events feature annual regattas.
This combined 40-acre recreational area is open year round for community sports and activities, and includes a municipal swimming pool, tennis courts and pavilions.
This championship 18-hole course has 13 lakes scattered throughout the par 72 layout. It boasts five sets of tees to accommodate all skill levels on exquisitely manicured greens.
Pyramid State Recreation Area consists of heavily forested hills and many lakes and ponds. Total overall acreage is 19,701, making Pyramid the largest State Recreation Area in Illinois. It gets its name from a coal mine that once existed here. Many species of wildlife may be found in the area, including songbirds, deer, squirrels, beavers, rabbits, turkey, bobcat, raccoons, possums, coyotes, weasel, mink, woodchucks and waterfowl. Tent and trailer camping are permitted at designated camping areas only. There are 16.5 miles of foot and horse trails and mountain bike riding. Canoeing is popular because of the rough terrain, and boats with 10-hp motors or less are allowed.
The 9-hole Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1994. Designed by Joe Basso, Bent Oak Golf Course measures 3290 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
A 248-acre lake fed by two creeks is the focal point of the Washington County State Recreational Area. The area offers several barrier-free facilities, including camping, hunting, picnicking and a fishing pier.
Located on the west side of Rend Lake off of Route 148. Offers electricity, water and sewer, shower house, bottle gas filed, dumping stations as well as campers to rent. Owners: Robert and Angela Holder.
The 248-acre Washington County Lake offers wildlife viewing, fishing and hiking, as well as 900 surrounding acres for hunting. The natural area also has picnic and camping sites.
Beautiful campground on Rend Lake with 118 sites with electricity. Full hookups available on selected sites. Three picnic shelter areas (wheelchair accessible). One group area with 21 wooded campsites for $100 a day.
120 camping sites with electricity and 8 tent sites on beautiful Rend Lake. Full hookups on selected sites. Beach.
Able to accommodate boats up to 45 ft. in covered slips and 40 ft. in open slips, Trade Winds Marina is a great place to moor your boat. The new clubhouse features showers, restrooms, and a lounging area for members.
The 18-hole "Red Hawk" course at the Red Hawk Golf & Grille facility in Tamaroa, Illinois features 5,904 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70 . The course rating is 67.0 and it has a slope rating of 111 on Bermuda grass. Red Hawk golf course opened in 1932.