Illinois has three main land regions, including the Northern, Central, and Southern.
Agriculture continues to be an important industry for the Prairie State, generating $19 billion in revenues. There are approximately 72,000 farms in the state, covering 27 million acres of Illinois. The average size farm comprises 375 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 102 counties.
Illinois’ most valuable crops are corn and soybeans. The state also grows substantial quantities of pork, wheat, and cattle. Most of the cropland is found in the northeast region of the state.
Illinois wildlife is abundant within the state on both land and water and is known for its giant whitetails, other popular wildlife includes coyotes, fox, turkeys, quails, and rabbits.
Freshwater fishing includes sunfish, largemouth bass, lake sturgeon, and bluegill.
Illinois engages in multiple conservation efforts to protect and restore its land, water, and wildlife habitats.
Major Rivers and Lakes
Illinois’ three longest rivers are the Mississippi River, Ohio River, and Wabash River. Their main tributaries include the Kankakee River, Mazon River, Des Plaines River, Tennessee River, and Embarrass River.
Lake Michigan, the largest lake in Illinois, is supplied by multiple rivers. The surface area of this lake is approximately 14.3 million acres (22,406 square miles). Other significant lakes include Carlyle Lake, Rend Lake, and Lake Shelbyville.
State and National Parks
Illinois has 309 state parks and 5 national parks.
|Neighboring States||Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri|
|Regions||Northern, Central, and Southern.|
|State Flower||Blue Violet|
|State Bird||Northern Cardinal|
|Big Game||White-tailed deer|
|Small Game||Quail, turkey, rabbit, gray squirrel, and waterfowl|
|Freshwater Fish||Sunfish, largemouth bass, and bluegill|
|Total Acreage||37 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||4.1%|
|Average Annual Rainfall||32 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||27 million acres|
|Woodlands by Acreage||4.9 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Corn and Soybeans|
|Main Rivers||Mississippi River, Ohio River, and Wabash River|
|Largest Lake||Lake Michigan|
|Other Lakes||Carlyle Lake, Rend Lake, and Lake Shelbyville|
|Other Tributaries||Kankakee River, Mazon River, Des Plaines River, Tennessee River, and Embarrass River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
Mossy Oak Properties Illinois began with the goal of becoming a trusted resource for folks looking to buy or sell rural land for sale in Illinois. Our land brokers and agents understand what people are looking for in rural property because we share the same lifestyle and love for the land as you do. We understand the importance of honor and integrity and that buying or selling land is an emotional and life-changing experience for consumers.
Only Mossy Oak Properties Illinois can provide the powerful combination of brand strength, local expertise, quality service, and national exposure. Whether you want to buy or sell rural real estate, a Mossy Oak Properties land specialist is a must-have on your team.