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Illini State Park, Marseilles

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Illini State Park is an Illinois state park on 510acre in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. In 1934, Illini entered into the state park system, and was dedicated a year later in 1935. On August 29, 2008, the Department of Natural Resources announced the park would close on November 1, 2008 due to budget cuts.
Illini State Park was one of eleven state parks slated to close indefinitely on November 1, 2008, due to budget cuts by then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. After delay, which restored funding for some of the parks, a proposal to close seven state parks and a dozen state historic sites, including Illini State Park, went ahead on November 30, 2008. After the impeachment of Illinois Governor Blagojevich, new governor Pat Quinn reopened the closed state parks in February. In March 2009 Quinn announced he is committed to reopening the state historic sites by June 30, 2009.
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  • We enjoyed our stay! Bring a bike and it's an easy ride to town or through the state park. The bathrooms were super clean for a state park. The people we met around the campground were friendly...  more »
  • We enjoyed camping at Illini state park. We booked fairly last minute so it was the best available option, but we will go back. Sites were a little close together and we chose ours based on a water...  more »
  • Such a beautiful place! We didn’t have reservations, but the host was very friendly and got us right in! She also hooked us up with a very nice site. The bathrooms and showers are very clean! Everyone is very friendly here. We will definitely be coming back!!! I highly recommend Illini State Park. Can’t beat the price either!
  • I was here to use the boat launch. Very nice launch and docks with what seemed to be ample trailer parking for a Sunday. I didn't use all the amenities but it seems they had a lot including camping, bathrooms and picnic areas.

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