GIANT CITY STATE PARK
Located next to Shawnee National Forest lands in southern Illinois, this state park has scenery which includes high sandstone cliffs with rock shelters, oak-hick-ory forests, some streams and ponds, and a large lake.
Activities: The park has over 20 miles of trails for hiking and backpacking, including the 16-mile Red Cedar Hiking Trail, which circles around the park. Fishing is available in the lake, and hunting is permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Backpackers may camp along the Red Cedar Hiking Trail. A permit must be obtained from the park office, and a small fee is charged.
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For Further Information: Giant City State Park, Box 70, Makanda, IL 62958; (618)4574836.
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