Homer Lake (in Champaign)

Hiking: http://www.ccfpd.org/forest-preserves/homer-lake-illinois

 

 

Turkey Run

Hiking and Biking: https://www.turkeyrunstatepark.com/hiking_trails/index.htm

Canoeing/Kayaking: The park itself does not offer canoe rentals but there are several Canoe Outfitters along sugar creek. The best place for canoe/kayak rentals is

https://www.sugarcreekcampground.com/

Camping: https://www.sugarcreekcampground.com/ for basic camping and http://www.sugarcreekretreat.com/ for fancy camping

Entrance Fee to Park: $9/ out of state and $7 in state
Bonus: Nearby homemade ice cream and fudge!
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g37480-d7942216-Reviews-Rockville_Sweet_Shop-Rockville_Indiana.html

 

Kickapoo

Camping: A variety of campsites and cabins can be reserved within the campgrounds at https://www.reserveamerica.com/unifSearchResults.do

Canoeing/Kayaking/Tubing/Hiking/Biking: http://kickapooadventures.com/

Kickapoo also has their own mountain biking club: https://kickapoombc.org/kmbc.pl

Starved Rock

Camping/Lodging: http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/activity/camping-picnics/ http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/start/starved-rock-lodge/
Hiking: http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/activity/hiking-trails/
Waterfall Hikes: http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/accomodations/waterfalls/
Horseback Riding: http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/activity/horseback-riding/
Eagle Watching: http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/activity/eagle-watching/
Biking: http://www.starvedrockcycling.com/
Ice Climbing: http://www.summitpost.org/starved-rock-state-park/391308 Rock Climbing Club rents out ice climbing equipment for one $30 fee with the UIUC’s Rock Climbing Club. It is not affiliated with the ARC but you can contact the club from their website here: http://illinoisclimbingclub.weebly.com/


Shawnee National Forest

Camping:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/shawnee/recreation/camping-cabins
Swimming/Tubing: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/shawnee/recreation/wateractivities
Biking: Allowed on roads but not allowed on trails
Hiking: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/shawnee/recreation/hiking

 

Jackson Falls (In Shawnee National Forest)

Climbing/Hiking/Camping:  http://www.summitpost.org/jackson-falls/353634
You can rent outdoor climbing shoes for $5 and guide books for $3 at the ARC’s Adventure Center. You can rent rope, harnesses for outdoor use, quickdraws, and trad gear for one $30 fee with the UIUC’s Rock Climbing Club. It is not affiliated with the ARC but you can contact the club from their website here: http://illinoisclimbingclub.weebly.com/

 

Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin

Camping and Lodging: http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/reservation-information/
Hiking: http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/hiking/ trail maps http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/hiking/devils-lake-trail-details-descriptions/ outfitters
Biking: http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/biking/
Boating: http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/boating/
Climbing Outfitters: http://www.devilslakewisconsin.com/activities/climbing/

Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Camping: https://www.miguelspizza.com/ A favorite spot for rock climbingers all around the world. Can get kind of loud so if you are looking for a quit spot try one of these http://redrivergorge.com/camping.html
Climbing: We rent guide books for $3. One of the top climbing spots in the world.
Hiking: http://redrivergorge.com/natural.html http://redrivergorgehiking.com/
Biking: https://redriver.org/uploads/documents/Mountain_Biking_in_the_Red_River_Area.pdf

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