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Garden of the Gods Recreation Area


off Karbers Ridge Road, approximately 20 miles southeast of Harrisburg
Elizabethtown, IL 62931

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The Shawnee Hills took millions of years to form. The rock formations and cliffs at Garden of the Gods are made of sandstone and are about 320 million years old. Long ago most of Illinois, western Indiana and western Kentucky were covered by a giant...

Canoe, Kayak, Pontoon Boat rentals


788 Hidden Bay Lane
Makanda, IL 62958

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Canoe, kayak, paddle board, pontoon boat rentals available for 1/2 day and full day on beautiful Little Grassy Lake. RV and tent sites available for camping. Swim beach, marina, and bait store.

Oakwood Bottoms/Greentree Reservoir


From Murphysboro - Highway 149 West to Highway 3, South on Highway 3
Gorham, IL 62940

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This bottomland habitat for ducks and migrating waterfowl has an observation boardwalk and picnic shelter.

Mack's Lake of Egypt Marina


12024 Laguna Drive
Marion, IL 62959

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This marina offers new and used boats, seasonal slip rental, boat launch, boat dock and lift sales, rental pontoon boats, rental fishing boats, full line of boating accessories, full convenience store, package beer, liquor and wine.

Lake of Egypt


11543 Lake of Egypt Road
Marion, IL 62959

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Lake of Egypt is a privately owned reservoir located six miles south of Marion, Illinois and covers 2,300 acres with 90 miles of shoreline. The lake has an average depth of 18 feet. The lake is owned by the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative...

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.

Kaskaskia River Project


4800 Lock and Dam Rd.
Modoc, IL 62261

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Camping, fishing, picnic shelter, grill, boat ramps, Visitors Center, tours of Kaskaskia Lock and Dam at the Confluence of Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers.

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Both parks have picnic shelters, and plenty of playground equipment.

War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary


R.R. 1 Box 216A
Golconda, IL 62938

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The Shawnee Audubon Society owns and acts as stewards for this 500-acre wildlife sanctuary in the Illinois Ozarks located in Northern Pope County. Visitors are welcome from dawn to dusk daily, with guided tours possible with advance notice.