Apple River Canyon State Park In Illinois Is So Hidden Most Locals Don’t Even Know About It

Outdoor lovers know that Illinois is a tiny piece of paradise. After all, we have so many outdoor places to explore, including more than 300 state parks, that we can never really get bored or run out of things to do. However, with all of those state parks, it’s normal for some to get more attention than others. Apple River Canyon State Park in Illinois is one of those hidden gems you’ll likely want to add to your outdoor bucket list.

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Have you been to Apple Canyon River State Park in Illinois? What do you like most about it? Join the conversation in the comments! For more fun outdoors, plan a trip to Krape Park in Freeport.

Address: 8763 E Canyon Rd, Apple River, IL 61001, USA