Illinois Beach State Park

Local nameIllinois Beach State Park
LocationIllinois, United States

Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park is part of the Illinois state park system and is located along Lake Michigan in Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Beach Park and unincorporated Benton Township in northeast Illinois. Together with lands to the north, including Chiwaukee Prairie, it forms the Chiwaukee Prairie Illinois Beach Lake Plain, an internationally recognized wet-land of importance under the Ramsar Convention. The park is broken into two units that encompass an area of 4,160 acres and contains over six miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.

Recreational activities at the park include boating, swimming, hiking, bicycling, camping, bird watching, and picnicking. Known primarily for the beach, the park also includes dune areas, wetlands, prairie, and black oak savanna. The area at the far southern end of the park is a designated nature preserve, which was named a National Natural Landmark in 1980.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Beach_State_Park

Illinois Department of Natural Resources http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/parks/r2/ilbeach.htm

Phone +1 708 662 4811

Address Patomos Ave, Zion, IL 60099, USA

Coordinates 42°25'26.313" N -87°48'22.977" E

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