Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area

The Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area actually began its life as a shallow sea. It eventually took its shape from the second of two glaciers that once covered the area. The marsh that was left behind from the second glacier attracted an abundance of wildlife, drawing Native Americans, settlers, and sportsmen to the area. […]

Horseshoe Lake State Park

Horseshoe Lake State Park is a 2,960 acre state park found in the state of Illinois, United States. The state park surrounds Horseshoe Lake, so-called because of its shape like that of a large horseshoe. Horseshoe Lake is considered the second biggest natural lake and makes up almost 2,400 acres of the total area of […]

Goose Lake Prairie State Park

The Goose Lake Prairie State Park in Morris, Illinois exemplifies why the State of Illinois is called the “Prairie State”. This name came from the fact that, prior to and during a considerable part of the 1800s, the state was composed of 60 percent prairie land with the other 40 percent being prairie indigenous flowering […]