Argyle Lake State Park Cross Country Skiing

The 5th most popular XC Ski in Illinois.

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North of Colchester in McDonough County, the Argyle Lake State Park has a rugged 5 mile network of cross country skiing trails. The 12 trail system wind through scenic oak-hickory timber and pine trees that cover rolling terrain and steep hillsides.

The park is located 2 miles north of Colchester. From Chicago, take either Interstate 80 or Interstate 88 west to Interstate 74. Take Interstate 74 South to Route 34. Take Route 34 West to Route 67. Take Route 67 South to Route 136. Take Route 136 West to Colchester and the park is 2 miles north of Colchester on Coal Road. Coal Road runs north of the Shell Station in Colchester.

Overall, Argyle Lake State Park is the 5th most popular cross country ski area of all 5 Nordic ski destinations in Illinois.

Argyle Lake State Park Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  ALSP (309) 776-3422; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Dec. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  40.4554, -90.7887

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  15449

Argyle Lake State Park Cross Country Skiing Map