Pere Marquette State Park
The Friends of Pere
Marquette State Park Foundation, a non-profit 501-C3 organization, was
formed in 2009 by private citizens working to support, protect and
enhance Pere Marquette State Park and its many programs.
Our state parks are valuable recreation assets and important
economic engines for our communities and state. A nature-lover's
paradise, this 8,000 acre park is famous for the exceptional beauty of
its fall colors and for its bald eagles during the winter.
Visitors can take advantage of a variety of year-round
recreational opportunities along with educational programs throughout
. . .Help preserve
our State Park
Funding has been cut for our
State Parks. Park personnel are struggling to complete the basic services
necessary to keep the park open.
Support for the many recreational and educational programs has to come from
funding other than the State of Illinois. You can be directly involved and
support Pere Marquette State Park through volunteer work with our Friends
group and financial/membership donations, thus helping to leave a legacy for
We need your continued
support of our local state park. Tell
your friends and family about our organization.
Participate in the many programs offered at the park.
Make your visit to Pere Marquette State Park an experience you'll
want to continue year after year. Over the years, generations of families
have come to enjoy our Park. We hope
you'll appreciate the importance of the many programs offered by
contributing to the Foundation.
Click here to learn to
donate funds electronically or learn or to become a volunteer or
here for a mail-in donation form.