Plan A Visit To Red Hills State Park
Red Hills State Park is a 967 acre park in Illinois. It stays open all year and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, hunting, fishing, and boating. Whether you want to photograph wildflowers or spend some time fishing, there are plenty of activities to enjoy.
Red Hills features wooded hills, meadows, springs, and ravines to explore. There is a 40 acre lake that is open for fishing and boating. Red Hills offers amazing views. There are ecosystems to explore with wet and dry prairies, marshes, and forests.
The park offers horse trails, bike trails, and hiking trails. There are also opportunities to hunt during certain times. Shaded picnic areas abound, and there are over 100 campsites available that you can reserve online. Red Hills is a great place to take the family on a picnic. The picnic areas have grills and tables and some of the picnic areas even have shelter.
If you want to spend more time at Red Hills, consider camping for a few days. There are over 100 campsites to choose from that offer vehicle access and electricity. The campground also has toilets and showers. There are some RV sites as well as handicapped sites.
Red Hills has 8 miles of trails. Walking the trails is a great way to observe birds and some of the other wildlife in the area. The trails are also open for bicycling and horseback riding.
Visitors can walk around a paved trail that circles the lake and they can fish on the banks. Visitors can boat on the lake as long as they don’t commit white collar crimes or use a boat with a gas motor. Visitors can enjoy ice skating on the lake in the winter and ice fishing and sledding is also available.
The video embedded below is a great virtual tour of Red Hills State Park!