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Illinois Photo Locations

This page contains recommendations for great shooting locations in Illinois. Locations may include a brief description of the area, recommended places to visit, times of year to go, lodging, etc. and may include a small image, a map or a web link to the location (i.e. state park).

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Spitler Woods State ParkSpitler Woods

Spitler Woods is located in Mount Zion, Illinois. It is a small park with an easy two mile or so trail and a quarter mile paved (handicapped accessible) trail. It is a prime area for spring wildflowers. The floor is covered with Dutchman's Breeches, Trillium, May Apples and many other varieties. It is a must see place for spring wildflower photography.

(Submitted by David Staff)



Starved Rock State Park

Located near Ottawa, about 75 miles southwest of Chicago, Starved Rock State Park offers canyons, waterfalls, cliffs, the Illinois River, wildlife, flora and fauna. Some lodging and some camping are available.

(Submitted by Bruce Palla)