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campinginthewoods

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Posted: 01/06/20 07:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

State parks in illinios that I have been to have no alcohol however I have talked to rangers and park employees and they know that it goes on but don't care about the adults who drink responsively aka quietly and don't cause problems. The signs give them backup to throw out the disrespecting partiers/problem makers. For those who are quiet never had issues. I advoid SP's during the holidays as they are over packed and too much partying goes on. Wecome to our state and hope you enjoy your stay


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Posted: 01/06/20 07:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I lived in Illinois for 30 years including bike riding distance from one of the state parks in question, and I have never heard of this rule being enforced. Fortunately I live out west now and there is endless public land to enjoy.

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I live near Kickapoo state park in Illinois and it is posted no alcohol but not normally enforced if discrete. Another thing you might check would be county parks in Illinois. There is a nice one nearby that does allow alcohol but will toss you out if rowdy. Each county park sets their own rules. Jim.

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Sounds like Michigan.

Parks in the southern third of the state, near the population centers, tend to restrict or ban alcohol. But with the exception of a couple of parks, the rule is lightly enforced, only invoked when the rangers want to toss the rowdies. So if you are discreet and don't bother your neighbors, it's all good.

However, Michigan decided some time ago to crack down hard on drunk boaters, and banned alcohol at many boat ramps and parking areas. So don't drink at the boat ramps, or you'll find yourself with a hefty ticket, at the very least.


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Posted: 01/07/20 08:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mary J is legal in IL now so will they restrict that too? [emoticon]

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caver wrote:

Mary J is legal in IL now so will they restrict that too? [emoticon]

IL law FAQ:
Where can I smoke legally?
It is legal to smoke in one’s own home and on-site in some cannabis-related businesses.
Use is prohibited in:
Any public place, such as streets or parks
In any motor vehicle
On school grounds, with the exception of medical users
Near someone under the age of 21
Near an on-duty school bus driver, police officer, firefighter or corrections officer
Any person, business or landlord can prohibit use on private property. Illinois colleges and universities are also allowed to ban marijuana use.


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