The Tourism/Recreation News section provides access to all State of Illinois press releases that have been published about state tourism and issues relating to vacation and recreation opportunities within the state.
- 09/26/2016 - IDNR Announces Campsite Reservations Open for Sites in Solar Eclipse Zone
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today that campsite reservations are now available at southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Reservations can be made for dates within the window of Aug. 14 – 27, 2017.
- 09/06/2016 - Illinois Fall Trout Season Opens October 15
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2016 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season will open on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 53 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state.
- 08/30/2016 - Starved Rock State Park Parking Limited Due to High Water
UTICA – Travelers planning a trip to Starved Rock State Park near Utica over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-5, should be prepared for limited parking and park closures. Due to recent rains, the Illinois River has reached the parking lot, limiting available parking spaces on what is expected to be a busy weekend with a high volume of park visitors.
- 08/19/2016 - Illinois Department of Labor Honors Futures for Kids Day at Illinois State Fair with Manufacturing Exhibit
- 08/16/2016 - Dreams Achieved At The Illinois State Fair
- 08/10/2016 - Three Doors Down To Perform At Illinois State Fair On August 21
- 08/08/2016 - IDoA hosts Senior Day during the Illinois State Fair
- 08/02/2016 - Illinois State Fair Launches New Mobile App