Hiking

Take only memories, leave only footprints. Your visit to an Illinois state park can be pleasant if you abide by a few simple rules. Stay on designated hiking trails. Don't pick any flowers. Confine your pet to a leash. Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes. Take water with you on long hikes. Use insect repellent to help ward off mosquitos and other insects.Be sure to protect yourself from wood ticks, carriers of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and deer ticks, carriers of Lyme disease. Deer ticks thrive in woods and fields with tall, dense grass. Wear a long sleeve shirt, button your collar and stuff your trouser cuffs into the tops of your socks. Wear light-colored clothing to better see is any ticks have attached to your cloths. Examine your clothing and skin frequently for ticks and also check your pets. Ticks prefer warm, moist areas, so pay particular attention to inspecting your groin, armpits and scalp. Carefully remove any attached tick immediately with tweezers. You may also want to preserve it in a small bottle of alcohol should symptoms appear later. Symtoms can be flu-like and some victims suffer a red, bull's eye rash with a clear center around the site of the tick bite. Not all deer ticks carry Lyme disease, but if suspect you are bitten, contact your doctor. Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics, and patients can recover fully when treated.

For information on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Bicycle Brochures, call (217) 782-7498.

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Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau


147 East Reusch Road
Elizabeth, IL 61028
815-858-9100


Located five miles west of Elizabeth on U.S. Highway 20
Elizabeth, IL 61028
815-745-3302


102 Jefferson Street
Galena, IL 61036
815-858-9100


870 South Pilot Knob Road
Galena, IL 61036
815-858-9100


8700 West Chestnut Road
Galena, IL 61036
800-397-1320


1683 North Cross Road
Galena, IL 61036
815-858-9100


2641 South Blackjack Road
Galena, IL 61036
815-745-3302


8995 South Hanover Hill Road
Hanover, IL 61041
815-745-3302


South Whitton Road
Hanover, IL 61041
815-745-3302


4573 South Blackjack Road
Hanover, IL 61041
815-745-3302


11039 South Airhart Road
Hanover, IL 61041
815.745.3302


9642 Illinois Route 84 South
Hanover, IL 61041
815-858-9100



Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau


18750 Lake Road
Morrison, IL 61270
815-772-4708


Quad Cities to Savanna
Savanna, IL 61074



16327A Illinois Route 84
Savanna, IL
815-273-2731


7071 Riverview Road
Thomson, IL 61285
815-273-2732



Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau


836 State Avenue
Hampton, IL 61256
309-496-2620


19408 Loud Thunder Road
Illinois City, IL 61259
309-795-1040


R.R. 1, Box 118
Keithsburg, IL 61442
309-374-2496


2nd Street And 1st Avenue
Moline, IL 61265



R.R. 2, Box 27
Oquawka 61469
309-374-2496


1510 46th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-788-0177


Sunset Road - 18th & 31st Avenues
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-732-7275



Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau


R.R. 1 (3 miles east of Augusta, north of Route 101)
Augusta, IL 62331
217-392-2345


938 East 3003rd Lane
Clayton, IL 62324
217-894-6205


Montebello Eagle Site



840 North 7th Street
Hamilton, IL 62341
217-847-3944


1 mile south of Kampsville, off of Illinois Route 100; take Crawford Creek Road west about 1/2 mile to MHP
Kampsville, IL 62053
618-653-4687


Illinois Highway 96, Durphy Street
Nauvoo, IL 62354
217-453-2512


1405 Lakeview Heights
Pittsfield, IL 62363
877-808-7463



Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau


HC 82, Box 107
Brussels, IL 62013
618-883-2524


10815 Lockhaven Road
Godfrey, IL 62035
618-467-2265


2213 South Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL 62035
618-466-9930


13112 Visitor Center Lane
Grafton, IL 62037
618-786-3323


R.R. 1, Box 130
Kampsville, IL 62053
618-653-4687


301 Riverlands Way
West Alton, MO 63386
636-899-0090



The Tourism Bureau ILLINOISouth


c/o Randolph County SRA, 4301 South Lake Drive
Chester, IL 62233
618-826-2706


c/o Randolph County SRA, 4301 South Lake Drive
Chester, IL 62233
618.826.2706


618-462-1181


4301 South Lake Drive
Chester, IL 62233
618-826-2706


4301 South Lakeside Drive
Chester, IL 62233
618-826-2706


Rentchler Road off of Highway 177
Freeburg, IL 62243
618-462-1181


3321 Highway 111
Granite City, IL 62040
618-931-0270


Rock Springs Park & Nature Center
1428 East 3rd Street
O’Fallon, IL 62269
618-624-0139


Salt Lick Point Land & Water Preserve
Intersection of Bluff Road & Limestone Lane
Valmeyer, IL 62295
618-935-2131



Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau


Marberry Arboretum
Pleasant Hill Road & South Wall Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-457-4722


Devil's Backbone Park
Brunkhorst Avenue
Grand Tower, IL 62942
618-684-6192


Shawnee National Forest, Illinois Route 3
Grand Tower, IL 62942
800-526-1500


Shawnee National Forest, Route 3
Grand Tower, IL 62942
800-526-1500


Tower Rock
Route 3
Grand Tower, IL 62942



50 Highway 145 South
Harrisburg, IL 62946
618-253-7114


Route 151
Murphysboro 62966
618-687-1731


52 Cinder Hill Drive
Murphysboro, IL 62966
618-684-2867


52 Cinder Hill Drive
Murphysboro, IL 62966
618-684-2867


Shawnee National Forest; From Murphysboro, take Highway 127 south 6 miles to Etherton Rd.; then west 6.4 miles
Murphysboro, IL 62966
800-526-1500


Illinois 127
Pomona, IL 62975
618-253-7114





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