PYRAMID STATE PARK
Located in a hilly region of southern Illinois, Pyramid State Park includes a large number of lakes and ponds. The area is forested with oak and hickory, along with some conifers. Deer are among the park's wildlife.
Activities: There are 17 miles of trails here for hiking and backpacking. Some trails are open to horseback riding, and mountain bikes are also permitted on trails.
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Canoeing is available on the lakes, and fishing is possible. Hunting is permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed at a number of designated campsites, located along a couple of the trails. A permit is required, and this must be obtained from the park office. A small fee is charged. Campfires are restricted to established fireplaces.
For Further Information: Pyramid State Park, RR 1, Box 290, Pinckneyville, IL 62274; (618)357-2574.