Chain O'Lakes State Park (Illinois)

Chain O'Lakes State Park is a 2,793-acre (1,130 ha) Illinois state park at the inlet of the Fox River into the Chain O'Lakes in Lake and McHenry counties, in the suburban wildlife of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Chain O'Lakes State Park
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Prairie in Chain O'Lakes State Park, August 2017
Map showing the location of Chain O'Lakes State Park
Map showing the location of Chain O'Lakes State Park
Map of the U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Chain O'Lakes State Park
LocationLake and McHenry counties, Illinois, United States
Nearest citySpring Grove, Illinois
Coordinates42°27′32″N 88°10′27″W / 42.45889°N 88.17417°W / 42.45889; -88.17417Coordinates: 42°27′32″N 88°10′27″W / 42.45889°N 88.17417°W / 42.45889; -88.17417
Area2,793 acres (1,130 ha)
Established1945
Governing bodyIllinois Department of Natural Resources
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk at Chain O'Lakes State Park (Illinois)

It is one of the centerpieces of the proposed Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.

External linksEdit

  • "Chain O'Lakes State Park". Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  • USGS. "Chain O'Lakes State Park, USGS Fox Lake (IL, WI) Quad". TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-07-05.