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Enjoy the sparkling beauty of Lake Charleston, which features hiking and biking trails.
Not your ordinary youth baseball and softball parks, the fields here are entirely covered in Players Turf, making it virtually rain-out proof and allowing for a variety of different levels of play. Facilities are lighted, and include 20-foot scoreboards, concrete dugouts, concession stands and sound systems.
Casey Country Club
This club features a nine-hole, par 35 golf course.
Greater Decatur YMCA
Swimming and a wide variety of exercise opportunities.
Lake Sara Pavilions
Two different locations on Lake Sara. The pavilions offer a chance to host a meeting on the lake. The two outdoor facilities are perfect for receptions and parties with plenty of outdoor space. It also features a large open room, kitchen area, boat dock and outdoor decks.
Edward R. Madigan State Park
Enjoy the peaceful walking, biking or running trails with plenty of deer to be seen.
Taylor Lake Campground
Ten RV sites, water, sewer, electrical hookups -- 20,30,50 AMP, 6 tent sites, lake, fishing, shower house, restroom and playground.
Springfield KOA Kampground
Rural country campground. Pool, playground, game room, store, laundry, restroom with showers. Full hook-up, RV sites available, cabins and tenting.
Looking for late night or weekend bowling fun? Take your game to an unexplored new level with Xtreme Bowling – an adventure of lights, great music, wild bowling challenges, and (of course) your favorite food & beverages.
Bolin Enterprises, Inc World's Largest Wind Chimes
With chimes suspended nearly 50 feet above the ground, the BEI wind chime is a sight to behold! The longest of five chimes is 42 feet long-almost double that of the past world record holder. The chimes sing gentle and deep as they strike the clapper, long gleaming lengths paying tribute to BEI's expertise in the pipeline industry. Stick around to visit the tea shop opening next door!
The Double J Campground & RV Park
104 sites and 104 hook-ups.
Decatur Gun Club
The origins and growth of the Decatur Gun Club parallel that of the clay target itself, and the games created to hone and test shotgun shooting skill. Shotgun sport shooting with live pigeons and later, glass balls existed in the U.S. from the early 1800's. But the first "clay pigeon" and "trap" to throw it were not developed until about 1880 by George Ligowsky. William Brett From Decatur was the second manufacturer of clay targets in the U.S., which he called the "Decatur Red Bird". Considered the oldest shotgun shooting sports club in Illinois, the Decatur Gun Club was founded soon after clay targets were invented. Chan Powers and Bert Hildebrandt were two of the mentors of the club, first located near East William Street Road and 22nd Street. In the early years, the club occupied sites in the Hess Park area, the Wyckles Corner area, the Macon County Fairgrounds, and an area west of the Fairgrounds before finding it's home of the past 61 years at the north end of Faries Park.
The Stage at Lake Sara
After being on the lake all day, why not check out an outdoor concert from local and regional bands. Also be sure to remember that the stage is available to rent.
Lazy H Stables
One- and two-hour guided horseback rides by reservation only. Hayrack rides offered in fall. Open April 1 - October 1.
Hebron Hills Camping
Wooded camp ground, 2½-acre pond, trails, some cabins and full hook-up.
Rock Springs/ Fairview Bikeway
The bikeway connects three area parks with a 3.2-mile, 10-foot wide, handicapped accessible trail for enjoyment by hikers and bikers alike. Tote along your favorite fixings to enjoy on the trail or designated picnic areas.
The National at Eagle Creek
This 18-hole pro golf course has been refurbished with new sand traps, and water features and has great views of Lake Shelbyville. There is a driving range and paved cart paths.
Twin Lakes Park
East lake - swimming, camping, boat dock, walking trail, primitive camping. West lake - fishing, picnic, large pavilion, shelter, fireworks, horseshoes, tent camping, trailer camping, permission by police for primitive camping.
Black Hawk Park
The city of Paris operates this property on Twin Lakes. Wander the trails to see plants and animals that live in the woods, on marshy land and on the lake. Special nesting boxes have brough bluebirds to the meadows.
The Rail Golf Course
Home of the LPGA State Farm Classic and designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., this course received a 4-star rating from Golf Digest.
Deer Run Par 3 Golf Course
Open seasonally, this par 3 course is located in Washington Park.
Charleston Country Club
This country club features an 18-hole golf course.
Indian Grove Campground
Overnight tent camping, overnight pull through spots and permanent camper sites. Call ahead -- space limited for overnight trailer sites.
Mari-Mann Herb Farm
Spanning six rolling acres on bluffs overlooking the Sangamon River Walk, Mari-Mann Herb Farm is a potpourri of herb beds, wildflower fields and formal gardens.
Northridge Hills Golf Course
This nine-hole, par 32 golf course has three water holes, a driving range and a practice green.
Ramsey Lake Golf Course
This nine-hole golf course opened in 1965.
The campground is very clean and quiet. There are many features, such as an in-ground pool, a large pavilion, a play area for children, a small store and a dog walk area. There is plenty of shade in this campground. They provide 30 and 50 AMP service.
Fishing, boating, and campground.
Play ball! Softball and baseball diamonds appeal to the slugger in everyone.
Effingham Park District
Effingham has four community parks. All offer baseball diamonds, play grounds, basketball courts and great areas for family picnics.
Woodlawn Country Club
This nine-hole walking course features plenty of trees, and water that comes into play on seven of the nine holes. A snack bar is available.
CITY: Farmer City
Emma Mae Leonard Wildlife Sanctuary
Watch Birds, waterfowl and other life in their natural habitat. Recently refurbished wooden docks and trails are a nice addition.
Lincoln Park District Recreation Center
Public swimming pool, tennis courts, and soccer fields offer an area for your family to come play.
The Oaks Golf Course
This scenic, wooded 18-hole public golf course features a fully stocked pro shop.
Friends Creek Regional Park
36 sites with pads, 20 extended-stay sites, 22 regular sites, electrical hook-ups, modern restrooms and showers. Reservations required.
Griswold Conservation Area
Located 14 miles southwest of Decatur off Route 48 near Blue Mound. Hike the trail up the glacial kame to the observation deck for sweeping view of the prairie. Picnic facilities and playground.
This nine- and 18-hole championship golf course features a driving range and practice green.
Shambolee Golf Course
This beautiful, well-maintained 18-hole course has a long front nine with mature trees, and a short tricky back nine with water, bent grass, trees and greens.
Vandalia Golf & Country Club
Opened in 1916, this nine-hole course features 2,782 yards of golf from the longest tees, for a par of 35.
Twin Oaks Golf Club
Twin Oaks offers a scenic nine-hole golf course.
Brookhill's Golf Club
This nine-hole, par 31 course includes a driving range.
Country Hills Golf Course
18-Hole, 6414 yard, par 72 public golf course. Front nine opened July 4, 1993; Back nine added July 4, 2002. Bentgrass greens, bluegrass/rye mix fairways, tees, and rough. Banquet facility to accommodate up to 110 guests and clubhouse seating for up to 200. Full service pro shop fully stocked with golf clubs, balls, equipment, clothing, towels, hats, and shoes.bPractice facilities include drivingvrange with three target greens, chipping and putting green, practice bunker.
Forrest W. "Bo" Wood Recreation Area
This recreational area has 47 sites available for camping and more are being added. To make reservations, see the information. For general information, you can go to www.lakeshelbyville.com.
Miller Park Pavilion
This unique landmark was restored in 1977, with its Korean/Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in May of 1988.
Green Acres Baitshop and Campground
Full line bait shop, with 50-site campground. Full hook-up, showers and toilets.
Eight Wheeler Roller Rink
A Jacksonville tradition, the Eight Wheeler provides lots of family fun. Available for private parties, the rink also has a video arcade and snack bar.
Five cabins, cable TV, lake swimming and fishing.
Quail Creek Country Club & Resort
This 18-hole facility is a former PGA Tour site. Quail Creek also features a resort with several cabins for visitors to rent. Tee times are available for non-members.
Richland Country Club
This 18-hole facility is open to non-members at certain times.
Bent Tree Country Club
This 18-hole, par 70 course is a challenge for players of all levels.
Sand Creek Conservation Area
Sand Creek is a 755-acre open space site located just south of Decatur off South Franklin Street. Hike the trails to the bluff overlooking Sand Creek for panoramic view of the countryside. Over 7.5 total miles with varying difficulty. Open to hikers & horseback riders.
Paris City Bluebird Trail
Visit these scattered sites to witness the return of the bluebird to Illinois. The trail and Sycamore Golf Club are two links in the Transcontinental Bluebird Trail.
The Marina at Lake Sara
If you want to spend a day on Lake Sara but don't have a boat, don't worry The Marina at Lake Sara offers boat rentals, tackle, gas, food and drinks.
Wolf Creek Golf Club - Pontiac
The 18-hole course features 6,637 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 69.1 and it has a slope rating of 117. Wolf Creek golf course opened in 1972.
Longbridge Golf Course
Longbridge features a nine-hole, par 36 course.
Archway Skydiving Center
Averaging over 10,000 skydives annually, more than 1,200 students make their first jump each year with high quality, USPA-rated instructors.
Mid-America Air Center
The Air Center hosts many fly-ins and ultra-lights throughout the year.
Timber Trails Camp Ground
150 sites, electricity, 100 sites with water, 50 sites with sewer, showers, reservations.
CITY: Mulberry Grove
East Fork Par 3 Golf Course
This nine-hole, par 3 golf course features a driving range.
Raymond Shoal Creek Golf Course
This nine-hole course is par 36.
Riverside Park Campground
66 sites and 66 hook-ups.
KOA Campground and Camper Sales
8-acre lake, some shade trees. 82 sites with three cabins, summer active.
Scovill Golf Club
Sometimes called the "shot-maker's" course, Scovill Golf Club is hilly and tree-lined. Golfers will enjoy the manicured fairways surrounded by natural plantings on Decatur's only Audubon sanctioned course. Scovill was designed by Tom Bendelow and redesigned by Dick Nugent. Scovill was named on one of the top 100 women-friendly course in the United States by Golf for Women. It is also the course most frequented by out-of-town golfers.
Forsyth Bike and Walking Path
The path begins at Forsyth Village Hall and winds around Forsyth Pkwy.
Trails for bird watchers and nature lovers; 200 acres.
Sycamore Hills Golf Club
This 18-hole, par 72 course features some water, elevation changes and mature greens.
Oak Glen Country Club
This challenging 18-hole course is open year round, and features a clubhouse, driving range and tee times for non-members.
This state-of-the-art playground also boasts a splash and play pad that is accessible to people of all abilities. This free park is open year-round, with the splash pad available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
CITY: South Jacksonville
Lawrence County Country Club
This nine-hole facility is open seasonally, and offers tee times for non-members.
Prairie Ridge State Natural Area
Located southwest of Newton, Prairie Ridge is a wonderful site for observing rare species of grassland wildlife. Over 2500 acres, visitors will enjoy bird watching, nature study, photography and much more.
Oak Terrace Golf Course
Home of the Shotmaker's Mile, Oak Terrace is a championship 18-hole course complete with a driving range, putting and chipping green, and a fully stocked pro shop.
Tomahawk Camp Ground
142 sites, electricity, water, sewer, showers.
Fox Ridge State Park Campground
43 sites, electricity at each site, shower building, and shared water. Dump station. Reservations accepted.
Illinois Wildlife Connections
Located in rural Jasper County, northeast of Newton, Illinois Wildlife features a lodge for hunters during deer seasons and in the off-seasons hosting meetings, receptions and off-season lodging.
Hickory Point Golf Course
Hickory Point is truly a course for both beginning and competitive golfers. The flat, wide fairways are perfect for learning, while long distances and the ever-present wind provide challenge for more experienced golfers. Hickory Point hosts the Tat $ Lyle Players Championship, the developmental tour of the LPGA. Designed by Roger Packard, the course opened in 1999, and is designed specifically for beginning and youth golfers. Hickory Point features a lighted driving range and special six-hole short course for beginning and youth golfers.
Heyworth Valley Parachute Club
Fox Creek Outfitters
Located in one of the country's top states for producing Trophy Whitetail Deer, along with the Eastern Wild Turkey. Situated on privately owned land, the cabin is surrounded by hardwood timber, river bottoms, and rich farm fields. Fox Creek offers guided and non-guided deer hunts each season. Several cabins are available for hunters.
Shagbark Golf & Country Club
This challenging nine-hole, par 36 course is noted for its small greens.
Glenn Shoals Lake
Covering 1200 acres, has picnic areas, marina and public boat slips.
Hickory Holler Campground
Located in West York, Crawford County, the campground features 100 camping sites with many nearby activities.
CITY: West York
Kampground Okaw Valley
52 sites, electricity, dump station, showers, reservations.
George's Skate Center
Fun skating for kids and adults alike! Great chance to get some healthy exercise with your friends and family, and even plan birthday parties for even greater fun!
Crawford County State Fish & Wildlife Area
Located 2 miles southwest of Hutsonville, on Rt. 1, this park features 1,129 acres for hunting with 9 ponds for fishing. Hiking and horseback trails run throughout the area.
Lost Bridge Trail
This easy to traverse asphalt trail, starting in Sprigfield, winds you through wooded landscapes, over bridges and alongside a well-groomed community park.
Hillsboro Sherwood Forest Campground Montgomery County
Camping, Hiking, Fishing along with many special events. Call ahead for information.
Located on Lake Hillsboro , many camp sites, hiking and horseback trails, picnicking areas, playground and swimming beach
Adjacent to Paris City Hall, this extensively landscaped sunken garden features a serpentine brick wall inspired by Thomas Jefferson's design at Charlottesville and a lion's head fountain patterned after a park in France.
Bail's Timberline Lake Camp Ground
140 sites, electricity, water, dump station, showers, reservations.
CITY: St. Elmo
Comlara Park Visitor's Center
This enviromental education facility houses permanent audio/visual wildlife displays, artifacts originating from the site and a rotating summer exhibit.
95 sites, electricity, water, sewer, showers, reservations.
North Entrance To Lake Shelby
This 15-mile-long lake has 250 miles of shoreline, offering camping, fishing, boating, marinas and more.
Little Galilee Christian Assembly
Little Galilee's 228 acres of land provide lots of room for kids to eat, sleep, learn, play and pray with dedicated Christian adults. There are a variety of camps and programs that for youth and adults which may include: Fine Arts or Sports camp, Equestrian Camp, Family Camp, Main Camp, Day Camp, Wilderness Camp and many more.
2.5 acre fenced off leash park in Fairview Park. Register at the DISC, 1295 W. Wood St. or call 217-422-5911.
Leaverton Park Campground
140 campsites get a workout each Labor Day weekend when the Palestine Rodeo comes to town.
The Constitution Trail is a 36.4 mile asphalt and crushed stone trail of moderate difficulty. It begins at Atwood Wayside trailhead in Bloomington. Lined with trees where a variety of birds call home, you'll also find a fishing pond as well as an expanse of native prairie grassland.
Kitchell Park and Chautauqua Auditorium
This 40-acre park, donated to the City of Pana by Civil War Captain Kitchell, features the round Chautauqua Auditorium, Schuyler Bridge, a playground and picnic area.