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  Interpretive Program   

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources offers interpretive programs at various sites throughout the state. Depending on the season, you can take a spring wildflower hike, participate in a voyager canoe weekend or go cross country skiing at select state parks. Interpreters at these sites lead guided hikes and tours through the park's trails and facilities, offer on-site and off-site school group programs, coordinate special events and provide outdoor education and recreational programs throughout the year.

Visit a park near you soon. To find out more information click on the links below, call the site directly or contact the Interpretive Program Manager at 217/782-7026.

Please call ahead to confirm programs, dates and times.
 
State Site
Interpreter
Visitors' Center?
Phone #
Argyle Lake State Park
Bridget Napolitano
Yes
(309) 776-3422
Beall Woods State Park
Jacque Cullison
Yes
(618) 298-2441
Cache River State Natural Area
Molie Oliver
Yes
(618) 657-2056
Eldon Hazlet State Park
Vacant - No Programs
Yes
(618) 594-3015
Fort Massac State Park
Vacant
Yes
(618) 524-4712
Giant City State Park
Jennifer Randolph
Yes
(618) 457-4836
Goose Lake Prairie Natural Area
Vacant - No Programs
Yes
(815) 942-2899
Hennepin Canal Parkway State Trail
Vacant - No Programs
Yes
(815) 454-2328
I & M Canal State Trail
Jill Jackson
Yes
(815) 942-0796
Illinois Beach State Park
Duane Ambroz
Yes
(847) 662-4811
Illinois Caverns
Vacant - CLOSED
Yes
(618) 785-2555
Kankakee River State Park
Vacant - No Programs
Yes
(815) 933-1383
Little Grassy Fish Hatchery
Brenda Garver
Yes
(618) 529-4100
Pere Marquette State Park
Vacant
Yes
(618) 786-3323
Starved Rock State Park
Jolyn Wise
Yes
(815) 667-5356
Volo Bog State Natural Area
Stacy Iwanicki
Yes
(815) 344-1294
Weldon Springs State Park
Carol Thompson
Yes
(217) 935-0373
William Powers State Recreation Area
Barry Walker
Yes
(773) 646-3270

*There is an admission fee and a charge for programs at this park. See the Wildlife Prairie State Park page for details.

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