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Fifty to sixty trucks carrying ATVs pull in every weekend to ride through the ten miles of trails, or race go-karts on the track.

Giant City Stables


722 Giant City Road
Makanda, IL 62958

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Horse rentals and guided trail rides south of Carbondale at Giant City State Park. Last ride daily requires reservations. Pony rides (hand led on trail). Summer day camps. Riding lessons. Group rates.

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Du Quoin District #300


E. South St.
Du Quoin, IL 62832

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football, baseball and softball fields

Community Club Park


511 S. Hanover St.
Okawville, IL 62271

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Large facility for events, picnic area, playground, site of Fair & Wheat Festival in the Fall.

Lakeview Park


109 Parkway Road
McLeansboro, IL 62859

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The park offers fishing, the Weinmann Pavilion for outdoor entertaining, cooking sites, and a play area for children.

Arrowhead Lake Park


1600 Peterson Avenue
Johnston City, IL 62951

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Playground, pavilion and campsites available at Arrowhead Lake.

Arrowhead Lake Nature Trail


1600 Peterson Avenue
Johnston City, IL 62951

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The 2.13-mile nature trail with numerous slopes, winds around the peaceful Arrowhead Lake adjacent to the Campground. The trail is rocked with benches along the route for resting. Walkers and bikers are welcome as well as pets on a leash. Water...

Baldwin Lake


10981 Conservation Rd.
Baldwin, IL 62217

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Within the Kaskaskia River State Fish & Wildlife Area, there's excellent fishing and migratory bird watching for outdoor enthusiasts. A two-lane boat ramp, camping and picnic facilities are nearby.

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The 2.2 mile loop trail features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. It winds through secretive canyons that hide the biggest display of prehistoric petroglyphs and pictographs in Illinois.