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PATH OF TOTALITY & GREATEST DURATION--Heron House Family Campground (Tent & RV)

374 Lakehill Road
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Jackson County
(217) 899-9724
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Heron House Family Campground is in the path of totality just a few miles from the point of greatest duration. The duration of the eclipse at Heron House will be ~2 minutes, 28 seconds!

Heron House is located 5 1/2 miles northwest of Murphysboro at the edge of Kinkaid Lake and the Shawnee National Forest in the Illinois Ozarks (away from city lights). It is gorgeous country here! The skies are ablaze with stars, the laughs are belly-deep, the wildlife is boisterous, and deep breaths of contentment live among the breezes in the bluffs.

Heron House is a relaxing camping environment in the Shawnee Hills of the Illinois Ozarks. We are registered with and approved by the Jackson County Health Department.

Tent sites are full.

RV sites available on an adjacent property = $900 flat rate covers up to 5 guests anytime from the 17th to the 22nd. Inquire about additional guests. RVs must be self-contained.

Tent sites have shade trees with access to a large, open area to view the eclipse in open skies (nothing to inhibit view). Please note that Heron House also has a shaded porch that campers are welcome to sit and enjoy a cold beverage on).

Attractions & Amenities:
***Multiple gorgeous hiking trails--from easy to rigorous--and trekking opportunities close by (hosts have additional information)
***Walking distance to Kinkaid Marina, which has a restaurant, bar, laundry (coin), showers, and convenience shop
***Kinkaid Lake Spillway is the area's most beautiful "swimming hole" and can be accessed by car (6-min. drive) or boat
***Multiple fishing docks within walking (an driving) distance
***Beautiful lakeside and sunset strolls
***Owners/hosts on-site
***Parking on-site (one standard-size parking place per campsite)
***Award-winning restaurants nearby, including 17th Street Barbecue, three-time World Grand Champions
***Science and history museums (adult and kid-friendly) and water park close by
***The area is a nature lover's paradise, surrounded by national and state parks and stunning beauty

Free coffee in the morning for early risers from 6 a.m. 'til it's gone, and free treats in the evening for after-supper snackers ('til they're gone). :)

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOSTING YOUR MAGNIFICENT STAY IN SOUTHERNMOST ILLINOIS FOR THE 2017 TOTAL ECLIPSE! Inquiries may be directed to [email protected]
*Tent sites are full. RV sites available on an adjacent property = $900 flat rate covers up to 5 guests anytime from the 17th to the 22nd. Inquire about additional guests. RVs must be self-contained.
*Sites will be booked in the order that payment and releases are received. ***ONLY A FEW SITES LEFT***
*Tent sites are full. RV sites available on an adjacent property = $900 flat rate covers up to 5 guests anytime from the 17th to the 22nd. Inquire about additional guests. RVs must be self-contained. Payment and signed release of liability are due at the time of reservation. Please note that each individual camper must sign a release of liability (guardians must sign for minors). If the release has not been signed before arrival, it must be signed upon arrival. Please note that refunds will not be granted, including for refusal to sign the release on the part of any camper in the party.