Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area

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Saline County State Fish & Wildlife Area


Location:5 miles southeast of Equality in southeastern Illinois, bordering the Shawnee National Forest (see separate entry in national forests chapter).
Facilities:Tent and trailer campsites (no electricity), horsemen's campground, picnic areas, concession, hiking trails (9 miles), equestrian trails, boat rentals, boat ramps, 2 docks.
Activities:Camping, boating (10 HP limit), fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting.
Special Features:Site of springs and wells that furnished brine for one of the two salt works in the area. Before the first settlers arrived, Native Americans also produced salt from the springs here. Extracting salt from the springs' water became too expensive once commercial producers began manufacturing salt, and the land that was once so highly prized was sold off.
Address:85 Glen O Jones Rd
Equality, IL 62934

Phone:618-276-4405
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/SALINE.HTM
Size: 1,270 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.