Federation of Metal Detector & Archeological Clubs, Inc

Illinois State Regulation

Is Metal Detecting allowed:  YES - with permit only. 

Excerpt from Permit HERE

7. Metal detecting on designated beaches will be from sunrise to 10:00 am only

9. No metal detecting is allowed on any State Historical, Archaeological or Nature preserve site. 

FMDAC Disclaimer:  FMDAC assumes no responsibility for any person who knowingly or accidentally violates any state park regulation. Although FMDAC will try to keep this information current we cannot anticipate how each regulation will be interpreted by a specific park department, park employee or other government employee. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to know and obey the regulations of the park or area they are visiting and or metal detecting.