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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.
This quirky must-see Route 66 attraction, information center and souvenir gift shop is home to rabbits of all kinds, bunny and VW, as well as Mother Road memorabilia.
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.
Approximately 25 weekend sites and 200 permanent sites on the east side of Litchfield's Lake Lou Yaeger. Site offers trail hikes, lake frontage, 30 amp RV service, city water and convenience store.
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.
Tours of this family-run bison ranch include baby bison feeding, herd tours, and photos with baby bison, llamas and horses.
This 260-acre site offers nature trails for visitors to explore wetlands, prairie openings, and sandstone bluffs and ledges. The preserve is home to more than 700 plants and 70 bird species, including bald eagles during the winter months.
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.
Lake Lou Yaeger, this 1400+ acre lake offers 45 miles of beautiful shoreline and several recreational opportunities. Visitors can enjoy boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, and camping. The 300 acre park has five picnic areas, two playgrounds, pavilions, grills, restrooms, and hiking trails. With miles of horse trails and a new equestrian campground with full hook-ups and shower house, Lake Lou is a great destination for horse enthusiasts. Milnot Beach has two diving platforms, showers, snack bar, and lifeguards on duty.
155 sites available April 1 - October 31, recreation building, swimming pool, lake fishing, boat rentals, tent camping, handicap access.
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.
Timber Lakes Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course conveniently located on Interstate 55. We have one of the most beautiful and enjoyable golf courses in the Metro East. We invite you to enjoy our friendly atmosphere and experience the improved course conditions and design.
Home of the first Litchfield Chautauqua, with speakers such as William Jennings Bryan and Carrie Nation in 1905. Beautiful lake, playground and picnic areas.
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 north of Greenville in Sorento, this covered bridge holds festivals every year that draw thousands of visitors.
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.
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.
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.
This well-established, hilly nine-hole, semi-private course has many mature oaks, small greens and one water hole. The club also offers a swimming pool, tennis court and snack bar.
Located on Lake Hillsboro , many camp sites, hiking and horseback trails, picnicking areas, playground and swimming beach
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 public 18-hole, par 70 course is open year round, with rental clubs and carts, plus a snack bar.
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.
Averaging over 10,000 skydives annually, more than 1,200 students make their first jump each year with high quality, USPA-rated instructors.
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.
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.
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.
150 sites, electricity, 100 sites with water, 50 sites with sewer, showers, reservations.
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.