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Sand Ridge State Forest

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Sand Ridge State Forest

PO Box 111

Forest City, Illinois 61532

(309) 597-2212


(See Map and Directions below)


Type: Parks

Illinois Tourism District: Central

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For those who think central Illinois is one big corn field, Sand Ridge State Forest will come as a very pleasant surprise. The forest is an island in a sea of agriculture. Just minutes southwest of Peoria, this 7,200-acre, the largest of Illinois' State Forests, boasts sweeping expanses of native oak-hickory, extensive plantations of pine, sprawling open fields, grasslands, and completely unique sand prairies. For a refreshing, invigorating taste of unspoiled nature and an opportunity to experience truly unique environment, Sand Ridge State Forest is ideal.


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