Welcome to Koreshan State Park

The Koreshans were a religious group from Chicago who believed we lived on the inside of the Earth and were actively seeking an alternative lifestyle free of what they called competitiveness. All land would be owned by the community and they sought to do away with the exchange of money.

The land the Koreshans settled is now Koreshan State Park, which includes eleven historic structures that date from 1882 to 1920.

Today, visitors can camp, fish, picnic, boat, and hike in a 200-acre state park where Teed’s visionaries once lived and created their own utopia. A boat ramp and canoe/kayak rentals are available. Visitors can take self-guided tours of the settlement or a docent-guided tour. For overnight stays, the park has a full-facility campground.

Click here to learn more about Koreshan State Park.

Header photos courtesy of Lilac Photography, Marcus Vinicius, Will Greene, Koch Design Photography and Linda Gaspar.

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About The Friends of Koreshan

Friends of Koreshan State Park is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of historic, environmental and recreational resources of Koreshan State Park for present and future generations. Learn more.

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Events and Things To do

Guided Historic Settlement Tours

Historic Settlement Tours

TOURS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
January – March WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY at 10am and 2pm
April – December FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY at 10am ONLY
Explore the 19th century religious Koreshan Unity Settlement, its structures, and gardens. Join our guided walking tours and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half. Guided Tours are $5 for visitors 13 years and older.

Kayak and Canoe Rentals

CANOE AND KAYAK RENTALS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Canoes rentals are $7.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Single Kayak rentals are $10.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Tandem Kayak rentals are $15.00 for the first hour, and $10.00 each additional hour.

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A Botanical Tour of Koreshan State Park

Koreshan State Park, the historic home of the Koreshan Unity, has many unique specimens throughout the remains of its once-famous botanical gardens, including several varieties of mango, lychee and other fruit-bearing trees, eucalyptus, Chinese bamboo and other flowering trees and plants from around the world. Some even from the Ford and Edison Winter estates in …