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Stephen A Forbes State Park

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Stephen A Forbes State Park

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6924 Omega Rd, Kinmundy, IL 62854-3052
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barkus1968 wrote a review Oct 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri3,784 contributions439 helpful votes
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Who needs to go to Maine for fall colors? Leaf season in the Smokies? Nah. How about Illinois. This place has incredible picnic areas with amazing views. Look at the reflection in the water.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Joan wrote a review Oct 2019
135 contributions18 helpful votes
Hiding out in the middle of no where is this lovely state park. Nice size lake for recreational boating and lots of people fishing. Fish cleaning stations can be found in a few places. Sandy beach for swimming during the season. Lots of areas set up for picnics with grill stations, picnic tables, primitive restrooms and some pavilions. Some areas have playground equipment. There are hiking trails available. A fairly large campground is pretty popular. There is a horse campground that I've used numerous times. Electric at some sites but water is available from a little pond or a water outlet. Horse trail does go around the entire perimeter of the lake but not so many lake views from trail. Couple nice places to park and destress while watching a sunset.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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2017art wrote a review Mar 2019
Texico, Illinois489 contributions128 helpful votes
Empty building, unless someone started another restaurant and doesn't advertise.. went to auction where they sold out wall to wall. Wasn't managed properly and priced themselves out of business..too high prices on the lake but wasn't good. Might be offered up for sale or lease???
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Sandy G wrote a review Feb 2019
Farina, Illinois54 contributions11 helpful votes
Last time we went , found out the owner was shutting it down because of an Irate Game Warden causing problems with customers and her business . She was told too limit her business too now Motorcycle people . This is what I was told, she tell the game warden in question she would just shut it down. have not heard anymore for some time now, too bad, good food, nice scenery , fun too visit, hundreds of Humming Birdies all about the place.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Scott S wrote a review Jul 2018
Irvington, Illinois25 contributions6 helpful votes
Forbes state park is truly a gem. This is a beautiful lake and has a wonderful marina, restaurant, swimming beach, 2 campgrounds, great fishing and is one of the few State Park Lakes that allow water skiing. I went for the great tent camping which is located in its own campground well away from the nicely equipped "electric" campground for the RV and Camper crowd. This place has awesome facilities for both the "minimalist" tent camper and the RV / Camper folks. The shower building is located at the "electric" campground and although a bit outdated it was very clean and had great hot water. The Restaurant is a short hike away across a floating bridge to the marina. It is nothing fancy but the beer was cold and hamburgers were awesome! For the boaters they have plenty of slips available at the marina and ample parking for your trailer. They have a great swimming beach on the NE side of the lake which is very popular with families. If you like the outdoors then this is a destination for you! I know I love it.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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