The Great River Road - Our Regions


Discover, explore, and hunt the byway’s diverse wildlife. Public hunting areas and outfitters are scattered along the byway providing opportunities for hunting a variety of game and waterfowl, including some of the biggest white-tailed deer in the nation. For basic information on hunting in Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources site.


Apple River Canyon State Park - Salem Unit

Apple River Canyon State Park - Thompson Unit

Bear Creek Recreation Area

Big River State Forest

Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake - Shawnee National Forest

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site

Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site

Frank Holten State Recreation Area

Giant City State Park

Hanover Bluff State Natural Area

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park

Hilltop Meadows Hunt Club

Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

Horseshoe Lake State Park

Iris and Jack Witkowsky State Wildlife Area

Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife Area

Kidd Lake Marsh State Natural Area

Kinkaid Lake & Trail System - Shawnee National Forest

Kinkaid Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge

Mississippi Palisades State Park

Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area

Morrison-Rockwood State Park

Oakwood Bottoms - Shawnee National Forest

Peabody River King State Fish & Wildlife Area

Pere Marquette State Park

Pine Hills Campground

Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge - Keithsburg Division

Rall Woods State Natural Area

Randolph County State Recreation Area

Tapley Woods State Natural Area

The Hunt Club

Trail of Tears State Forest

Turkey Bluffs State Fish & Wildlife Area

Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area

Wards Grove Nature Preserve

Winston Tunnel State Natural Area