1. Argyle Lake State ParkDesignated trails and  unplowed roads totaling 8 miles are available for snowmobiling from sunrise to 10 p.m. Parking facilities, toilets and picnic shelters are available at the site. The trails wind through scenic oak-hickory timber and pine trees that cover rolling terrain and steep hillsides. The park is located 2 miles north of Colchester in McDonough County. For information, contact the Park Office, 640 Argyle Park Road, Colchester, IL 62326; phone (309) 776-3422.
 
   
2. Big River State ForestApproximately 46 miles of groomed snowmobile
trails, utilizing existing fire lanes, wind through scenic pine forest lands. Trails are open from sunrise to 10 p.m. Parking areas, toilets and a warming house are available at the trail head. Forest headquarters is located 6 miles north of Oquawka in Henderson County. The warming house closes at 4 p.m.
For information, contact the Forest Headquarters, R.R.1, Box 118, Keithsburg, IL 61442; phone (309) 374-2496.
   
3. Franklin Creek State Natural Area: Snowmobiling is allowed on 4 miles of designated trails through scenic hardwood forest and meadow areas after the hunting season closes. The park is located 8 miles east of Dixon, just north of Route 38. For information, contact the Park Office, 1782 Twist Road, Franklin Grove, IL 61031; phone (815) 456-2878.
   
4. Hennepin Canal Parkway State ParkThe Canal towpath running from Bridge 39 to Lock 2 near Bureau Junction, and along the feeder canal from Sheffield to Rock Falls, comprises 75 miles of signed, scenic snowmobile trails. Parking, toilets and a warming house are located at the parkway visitor center just east of Sheffield. Other access points and parking are located at Lock 24 near Geneseo, Lock 23 near Atkinson, Lock 11 near Tiskilwa, Route 92 Bridge 56 near Tampico, Route 40 Bridge 45 south of Rock Falls and Bridge 15 near Sheffield. Numerous historical aqueducts and working canal locks can be viewed along the tree- and shrub-lined canal. For a map on the canal Parkway, contact the Parkway Office, 16006 - 875 E. Street, Sheffield, IL 61361; phone (815) 454-2328.
   
5. Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail: Snowmobilers may use 61 miles of groomed trails following the canal towpath which is open 24 hours a day after a 4” accumulated packed base. Access points with parking, toilets and picnicking facilities are located at Buffalo Rock, Gebhard Woods and Channahon state parks. Access may also be achieved in the communities of LaSalle, Utica, Ottawa and Marseilles. Historic stone aqueducts, canal locks and panoramic views of the Illinois River are located along the canal. For a map of the canal and more information, contact the State Trail Office, P.O. Box 272, Morris, IL 60450; phone (815) 942- 0796.
   
6. Iroquois County State Wildlife Area: Snowmobilers are permitted to use 13 miles of signed trails that follow the perimeter of the area. The site contains numerous sand ridges dominated by black oak forest. The lower-lying areas range from dry prairie to marsh land. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The area is located 5 miles northeast of Beaverville in Iroquois County. For information, contact the Area Office, 2803 East 3300 North Road, Beaverville, IL 60912; phone (815) 435-2218.
   
8. Jubilee College State ParkA 14-mile trail is available for snowmobiling from 8 a.m. to sunset. The trail winds through scenic woods and meadows over rolling terrain. Parking, toilets and a picnic shelter are available at the trailhead. The park is located in Peoria County near Kickapoo, about 15 miles northwest of Peoria. For more information, contact the Park Office, 13921 West Route 150, Brimfield, IL 61517; phone (309) 446-3758.
   
9. Kankakee River State ParkSnowmobile trails pass through 15 miles of this large forested park which borders the Kankakee River, offering the snowmobiler some beautiful winter scenery. Snowmobiling is allowed from sunrise to sunset. Parking is available. The park is located in Kankakee and Will counties, 6 miles northwest of Kankakee. For more information, contact the Park Office, 5314 W. Rt. 102, Bourbonnais, IL 60914; phone (815) 933-1383.
   
10. Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area: Seventeen miles of trails are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. for snowmobiling through rolling terrain and scenic woodlands. The area is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Danville. For more information, contact Kickapoo State Park, 10906 Kickapoo Park Road, Oakwood, IL 61858; phone (217) 442-4915.
   
11. Moraine View State ParkSnowmobiling is permitted on 8 miles of designated trails which can be used from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The looped trail system is situated in oak-hickory timber stands and gently rolling meadows. Parking, toilets and a warming shelter are available at the trailhead. The park is located 7 miles north of LeRoy in McLean County. For information, contact the Park Office, R.R.2, Box 110, LeRoy, IL 61752; phone (309) 724-8032.
   
12. Ramsey Lake State ParkSnowmobiling is permitted from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on 13 miles of equestrian trails and unplowed park roads. The trail crosses the scenic 1,900-acre park, featuring rolling terrain and steep hillsides covered by dense timber and a 47-acre lake. The park is located about 1 mile northwest of Ramsey in Fayette County. For information, contact the Park Office, P.O. Box 97, Ramsey, IL 62080; phone (618) 423-2215.
   
14. Sand Ridge State ForestSome 26 miles of snowmobile trails, utilizing existing fire lanes, are available 24 hours a day. The scenic trails are situated in mature stands of native “sand oak” timber and vast pine plantations. Parking and toilet facilities are available. The forest is located 5 miles west of Manito in Mason County. For information, contact the Forest Headquarters, 25779 E. Co. Rd. 2300 N., Forest City, IL 61532; phone (309) 597-2212.
   
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Shabbona Lake State ParkSnowmobiling is permitted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 7 miles of designated trails between Jan. 1 and winter’s end. All snowmobilers must check in at the park office both before and after going out on the trails. Parking, toilets and picnic facilities are available at the site. The park, located just south of Shabbona in DeKalb County, is characterized by rolling terrain with meadows and some upland and bottom land timber. For information, contact the Park Office, 4201 Shabbona Grove Road, Shabbona, IL 60550; phone (815) 824- 2106.

   
16. Sangchris Lake State ParkSnowmobilers may use 11 miles of designated trails from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The looped trail winds through reforested fields over relatively flat terrain. Parking and toilets are available at the trail-head. The park is located about 15 miles southeast of Springfield, near Rochester in Sangamon and Christian counties. For information, contact the Park Office, 9898 Cascade Road, Rochester, IL 2563; phone (217) 498-9208
   
17. Silver Springs State ParkApproximately 4 miles of designated trails are available for snowmobiling from 7 a.m. to sunset. The trails run through mature timber on relatively flat terrain that typifies the park. Parking, toilets and picnic shelters are available. The park is located 5 miles west of Yorkville in Kendall County. For information, contact the Park Office, 13608 Fox Road, Yorkville, IL 60560; phone (630) 553-6297.
   
18. Weinberg-King State ParkSnowmobilers may use 22 miles of snowmobile trails on designated equestrian trails from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The park, located about 3 miles east of Augusta in Schuyler County, contains scenic woods and old pasture land with rolling terrain and steep hillsides. Parking and toilets are available near the trails. For information, contact the Park Office, P.O. Box 203, Augusta, IL 62311; phone (217) 392-2345.
   
19. Wolf Creek State ParkSnowmobiling is allowed on the park’s winding 16.5 mile equestrian trail from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The trail offers rolling terrain, dense woods and open meadows. Parking, toilets and picnic facilities are available at the site. The park is located 8 miles northwest of Windsor in Shelby County, on the eastern shore of Lake Shelbyville. For information, contact the Park Office, R.R. 1, Box 99, Windsor, IL 61957; phone (217)459-2831.