Greater

outdoors

There’s a feeling you get when you’re in awe of the grandeur and beauty of the natural world. When you’re staring at a rock formation that took thousands of years to form and wasn’t a far drive from home. That feeling is amazing.

Secret wetlands

Cache River

Cache River

Get lost in the woods in a canoe as you kayak through the isolated swamps and secluded bayous of Southern Illinois.

Find amazing canoeing

Untouched wilderness

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Watch a sunset so striking you don’t even try to take a picture of it as it passes over pristine landscapes.

Find amazing climbing

Pure wonder

Matthiessen State Park

Matthiessen State Park

Hear the soothing sounds of cascading waterfalls as you traverse through spectacular canyons, prairies, and forests.

Find amazing hiking

Stunning scenery

Cave-in-Rock State Park

Cave-in-Rock State Park

Discover what natural mysteries lie within the depths of this fascinating cavern overlooking the Ohio River.

Find amazing spelunking

Panoramic landscapes

Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park

Surround yourself with awe-inspiring waterfalls and towering rock walls that soar over the surrounding prairie.

Find amazing trails