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John Schirle

Born: 1960 in Decatur, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Schirle was born and raised in Decatur. He graduated from Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, Illinois. Currently a resident of Decatur, he is a library assistant in the Children's Department of the Decatur Public Library.

Biography: John Schirle was raised in central Illinois and has been back in his home state since 1993. Since his college days he has loved getting away in the outdoors: camping, hiking, canoeing, and, more recently, caving. As a result heís spent countless hours scouring the region for the ideal tent-camping getaways. Heís had a personal goal for some years of visiting every single state park in Illinois (which he hasnít yet achieved, although heís a lot closer now!). Over the years heís been a Bible translator in central Africa, a college professor, camp program director, and is currently a childrenís librarian in his hometown of Decatur, Illinois.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

John Schirle on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Best tent camping, Illinois :
ISBN: 9781634041041 OCLC: 1033571894

This book presents the compiled, most up-to-date research into the best scenic campgrounds in Illinois.

  The best in tent camping, Illinois :
ISBN: 0897326431 OCLC: 262431119

The best in tent camping, Illinois :
ISBN: 9780897328159 OCLC: 609854383

Menasha Ridge Press, New York : 2009.

From the bubbling creeks and steep ravines of Apple River Canyon in the northwest, to the spectacular vistas of Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest to the southeast, the state of Illinois offers an amazing range of natural beauty to enjoy. There are rivers to canoe, lakes to fish, trails to hike and bike, and plenty of quiet places to camp amidst the wild diversity of the Prairie State. The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois is an indispensable guide for the tent camper who wants to enjoy all this up close, for whom camping is not just overnight lodging, but an integral part of the w.