I live in west central Illinois and am curious about the condition of other state park in Illinois. By me is Delabar State Park and Gladstone Receration area. Both these areas are in total disrepair. I have NEVER seen a single person in Delabar park, the grass appears to be hardly ever mowed with tree limbs down and bathroom facilities to scary to even go inside. The road is almost impossible to drive in places and it appears to be a ghost town. I will admit I have only drive out there a couples times each year for the last 4 years just to see if it looked any better. The recreation area at Gladstone did flood in 2008 and has had very little work. My husband and I drove through there a few weeks ago in hope that it was ready for camping, but is not. It had been mowed, which was a huge improvement from last year when we checked, but still totally unusable for camping. My question is to other residents of Illinois, are your local state parks like this or is this more of an issue in my area. I do realize I live in a very poor county for the state, but nevertheless, everyone here pays taxes and heaven knows we pay our share. I know the state has lots of financial troubles ( just turn the news on) but do other parks get more funding in other areas? We own a business across the Mississippi River in Burlington, IA and can only camp close to home. I really have not visited other parks because my husband can't get to far away from the store. So let's hear it fellow Illinois residents, tell me what your parks look like; better yet post pics please!!