Illinois Department of Natural Resources' (IDNR) Office of Administration
has more than 70 Concession Lease Agreements that cover concession operations
such as food and refreshment sales, watercraft rentals, bicycle rentals,
restaurant operations, golf course operations, horse riding stables, etc.
purpose of this web page is to provide prospective concessionaires,
or those who have recently been awarded a concession lease
agreement by the Concession and Lease Management Office, general
information relative to the operation of a state park concession
and the Concession Lease Agreement.
concession operation is covered by a Concession Lease Agreement
that contains some terms and conditions that are the same
for all agreements and additional terms and conditions that
are tailored to each agreement to meet the requirements of
the particular operation.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) enters into
General Legal Agreements with neighbors and partners to cover
a range of necessary operational activities. Some of these
include: land leases; utility rights of way; special permits
for temporary use or access across IDNR land; annexation of
portions of IDNR property to adjacent communities or service
districts to provide additional public services and enable
these communities to expand across state property to adjacent
areas; and management agreements with other agencies of local,
state, or federal government.
of the peripheral or buffer lands and buildings under the jurisdiction
of IDNR can be made available for selected uses without adverse impacts
to conservation of their natural resources or management of recreational
programs. Such leases are accomplished at market value or for alternative
considerations, subject to Statutory limitations and conditions. Questions
regarding specific lease opportunities may be directed to the site superintendent
or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rights of Way
a major land holder in Illinois, IDNR has an obligation to try to accommodate
necessary utility developments which must cross state property. This is
done in a manner which does not destroy the conservation and recreation
values of the lands involved. All rights of way are subject to environmental
reviews and to a standardized fee structure. Questions or proposals may
be directed to the site superintendent or to email@example.com
Land Use Permits
land owners or other public agencies occasionally need temporary use of
IDNR lands for construction access, resource management activities, or
other one-time uses. If this can be accomplished without damage to the
resources or programs managed by IDNR, permits are issued at no charge
to accommodate these needs as a good-neighbor policy. Requests for land
use permits may be directed to the site superintendent or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information provided
is by necessity general in nature. Specific
contract language will
supercede any statements or information that
may be found on this webpage.
a Park - Contacts
Lodge Home Page | Concessions
& Lease Management|
or Comments? E-mail email@example.com