Sand Ridge State Forest
Mason County Rd. 2300N
Forest City, IL 61532
State Park: Birding, Camp, Hike, Horse, Picnic, Snow Sports, Walk
For a refreshing, invigorating taste of unspoiled nature and an opportunity to experience truly unique environment, Sand Ridge State Forest is ideal. Just minutes southwest of Peoria, this 7,500-acre area — the largest of Illinois’ State Forests — boasts vast expanses of native oak-hickory, extensive plantations of pine, sprawling open fields of grassland and totally unique sand prairies.