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. For overnight stays, the park has a full-facility campground.

Click here to learn more about Koreshan State Park.

Header photos courtesy of Eddie Sanchez, Lilac Photography, Marcus Vinicius, Will Greene, Koch Design Photography, Donna Sutton, Jim Truluck, Carol Heffernan, Jim Heffernan, Linda Gaspar and Koreshan State Park Museum Curator Robert G. Hughs.

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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.

Events and Things To do

Historic Settlement Tours

Historic Tour Led by Costumed Interpreter

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. Tickets are $5 and available for purchase online only. Limit 10 visitors per tour.


What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Koreshan State Park has four Geocaches hidden throughout the park. When searching for them, please mind and respect the plants and critters you may encounter!

For more details about Geocaching, click here to download a brochure!

Kayak and Canoe Rentals

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.

Other Things To Do In the Park