19 Counties

Parks & Lakes

Explore open land, forests, lakes and rivers for fishing, hunting, swimming, boating or simply taking a walk. Our green spaces are really something to see!

Albion IL 62806 Edwards

Swimming pool, tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, fishing lake, playground

10981 Conservation Rd. Baldwin IL 62217 Randolph

Within the Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife Area, there’s excellent fishing and migratory bird watching for outdoor enthusiasts. A two-lane boat ramp, camping and picnic facilities are nearby.

9285 Beall Woods Ave. Mt. Carmel IL 62863 Wabash

Interpretive Visitors Center, trails, campsites, picnic shelters, playground, fishing lake

341 Citizens Park Belleville IL 62226 St. Clair

Belleville has 20+ parks with 200+ acres of parkland, ball diamonds, batting cages, concessions, grandstand seating for 300 and numerous playgrounds, walking and biking trails. Enjoy the New Bicentennial Park, celebrating Belleville’s 200th Anniversary in 2014.

709 N. 2nd St. Belleville IL 62221 St. Clair

Skateboarders from beginners to advanced enjoy this specialty park.

Olney IL 62450 Richland

36 acres, fishing, swimming at the beach, a playground and boating!

MAR Graphics Dr. Valmeyer IL 62295 Monroe

Ball diamonds, playgrounds, pavilions with running water and electricity, and a sand volleyball court.

26000 Boulder Access Rd. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

The Marina is on the east side of Carlyle Lake adjacent to the Boulder Recreation Area. It has modern concrete docks, water and electric service, a gas dock and ship’s store, boat lifts, private ramp and more.

Illinois & East St. Carmi IL 62821 White

Tennis, baseball, picnic area, playground and concession stands

Breese IL 62230 Clinton

Swimming pool, ball diamonds, tennis courts, shelters, multiple playgrounds, stage for plays and performances.

100 W. Boone St. Salem IL 62881 Marion

Family Aquatic Center with waterslide; tennis courts, basketball courts, skateboard park, picnic shelters, bandstage, playground

CR 1000 E. & 1525 N. Carmi IL 62821 White

Picnic shelters, RV Park and lake

Visitors Center, 801 Lake Road, Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

The largest man-made lake in Illinois (26,000 acres), Carlyle Lake is a premier location for outdoor sports. Well known to sailers, 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.

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Eldon Hazlet State Park Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

Located in Eldon Hazlet State Park, the marina offers launching facilities, a clubhouse, and other amenities. Open to the Sailing Public, the association organizes several sailing regattas from May through October. The harbor accommodates more than 280 boats in ‘dry sail’ plus 100 beach cats. There are three electric hoists, two ramps,
and a 300-foot beach area. CSA offers club activities from May through October including a 25-weekend racing program, learn-to-sail programs for kids and adults, sailboat/kayak rentals, training programs, and numerous social events.



Intersection of Church St. and Fults Rd. Fults IL 62244 Monroe

Ball diamond and pavilion with electricity.

300 N. Belt East Swansea IL 62226 St. Clair

A relaxing walking trail winds around the turtle filled pond through the tall shady trees and across rustic bridges. The 30-acre nature park includes a fising pond, hiking trails and picnic shelters.

Centralia IL 62801 Marion

Public boat dock, fishing, skiing and boating.

Old Hwy. 50 Flora IL 62839 Clay

Swimming pool, campground, ball fields, home of Little Toot Railroad

East Side of the Mississippi River Pontoon Beach IL 62040 Madison

Connects Illinois and Missouri by Route 66

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