Take This Unforgettable Road Trip To 7 Of Illinois’ Least-Visited State Parks

The Land of Lincoln is home to 69 state parks, 11 state recreation areas, and six state forests. Among the most popular are Matthiessen State Park, Starved Rock State Park, and Mississippi Palisades State Park. However, there are many underrated parks around the state that are worth visiting as well. Take this road trip to visit some of the least-visited state parks in Illinois.

Ready to gas up the car and hit the road? You can use this interactive map as your guide.


How would you like to take a road trip to a few of the least-visited state parks in Illinois? Have you visited any of these state parks in the past? Let us know in the comments!

Address: Ferne Clyffe State Park, 90 Goreville Rd, Goreville, IL 62939, USA
Address: Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, 2006, 1350 State Rte 155, Prairie Du Rocher, IL 62277, USA
Address: 14548 Beaver Dam Ln, Royal Lakes, IL 62685, USA
Address: 671 E 2900 Ave, Ramsey, IL 62080, USA
Address: 2331 E Co Rd 370N, Oakland, IL 61943, USA
Address: 18175 State Park Rd, Charleston, IL 61920, USA
Address: 13225 IL-33, Newton, IL 62448, USA