Best Sangchris Lake State Park Snowmobiling

The 6th most popular snowmobile trail in Illinois.

  Illinois, US


  July 24, 2016

Southeast of Springfield near Rochester, the Sangchris Lake State Park has 11 miles of designated snowmobile trails from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The looped trail winds through reforested fields over relatively flat terrain. Parking and toilets are available at the trail-head.

The snowmobiling at Sangchris Lake State Park is located about 15 miles southeast of Springfield, near Rochester in Sangamon and Christian counties. Traveling from the north, southbound I 55 South to exit 96A (Route 29). Route 29 to Rochester, IL. Turn right at the 2nd stoplight, Walnut Street, at the Sangchris Lake sign. Travel south 5.5 miles to a 4-way stop, New City. Turn left at park sign and travel 3 more miles. Traveling from the south, Northbound I 55 North to Exit 82 (Route 104). Route 104 east 6.1 miles through Pawnee and turn left, north, at Sangchris Lake sign. Travel 4.5 miles to a 4-way stop, New city. Turn right at Sangchris Lake sign and travel 3 more miles.

While snowmobiling Sangchris Lake State Park, all snowmobiles must display a valid State of Illinois snowmobile registration sticker. This is required by both residents and non-residents.

Overall, Sangchris Lake State Park is the 6th most popular snowmobile trail of all 18 snowmobiling rides in Illinois.

Local Contacts:  Sangchris Lake State Park (217) 498-9208; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121; Illinois Association Of Snowmobile Clubs (815) 795-2021.

Best Season:  Dec. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Hickory Point Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  39.633, -89.4699

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  12423

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