Chain O'Lakes State Park
Located in the heart of Illinois' largest concentration of natural lakes, Chain O'Lakes State Park is a water-oriented recreation area with outstanding opportunities for boaters, anglers and skiers.
Stuck between four and five stars, but it's a good big park. We stayed in a cabin for a night and it was nice. I would do it again, but I hope I don't hear a mouse chewing away in the kitchen again or see mouse droppings by the window. Its a cabin, out in the woods, and April. What do you expect? Would like to see the price drop though considering there are no linens, towels, and stuff kept falling from the ceiling onto the bed. We walked a lot of trail 6 and it was perfect for two adults and a four and two year old. We've gone to other state parks like Turkey Run or Hocking Hills that are just two dangerous for young children. This trail at chain-o-lakes was easy and the kids could pretty much run and explore. You could also see where in really muddy areas on the trail they had put down some rocks to make it easier for walkers. There are also many other trails as the park is huge, but we only did one. There are fire pits, grills, and kid parks throughout the park. I recommend checking it out.
Wonderful place! Well kept up and always adding new trails and making sure they are kept up. Great place to boat and relax
This place is the best. I practically grew up here. There is so much fun to be had and this is a superb place to make memories that last a lifetime.
I booked cabin #1 a year in advance. A DAY before we were to come they called and said the cabin was closed for repairs. People were coming in from Florida. Of course, all the other cabins were full since it was high season. We missed one day of the week, but they put us in another cabin for 3 days. Then we had to pack up and move everything to another cabin for the remaining 3 days. Not fun. But the park is great. People were apologetic and nice. Could have used some help carting everything to the new cabin though.
Great place to be during the summer. Lot's of walking and bike riding area to get lost for a while. Plus tons more... Definitely recommend stopping here.