Traveling in Illinois

Traveling in Illinois

FERNE CLYFFE STATE PARK

Surrounded by Shawnee National Forest lands in southern Illinois, this state park is noted for its distinctive rock formations. It also has a large cave, a 100-foot waterfall, and a 16-acre lake. Forests are of hickory, oak, and maple, with redbud and dogwood.

Activities: Hiking and backpacking are possible on 11 miles of trails. There’s also an 8-mile horse trail. Hunting and fishing are allowed in season.

Camping Regulations: A single designated backpack camping area is located a half-mile from a parking lot. Primitive camping is restricted to this area.

For Further Information: Ferne Clyffe State Park, P.O. Box 10, Goreville, IL 62939; (618)995-2411.

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