Red Hills State Park


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Red Hills State Park


Location:Southeastern Illinois, midway between Olney and Lawrenceville on US 50.
Facilities:More than 100 Class A campsites with electricity, water, and access to a shower building with flush toilets (é), primitive tent camping area, rent-a-cabin, equestrian campground, youth group tent camping area, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, restrooms (é), trails (8 miles), boat ramp, boat rentals, concession, restaurant, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), canoeing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, hunting, ice fishing, sledding, ice skating.
Special Features:Park is situated at the westernmost edge of the first land in Illinois ceded by Native Americans to the United States. Red Hills is the highest point of land between Saint Louis and Cincinnati, with a 120-foot tower and cross at the summit. At the base is an open-air tabernacle where interdenominational worship services are held Sunday evenings during the summer.
Address:1100 N and 400 E
RR 2 Box 252A
Sumner, IL 62466

Phone:618-936-2469
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/REDHLS.HTM
Size: 967 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.