Ferne Clyffe State Park


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Ferne Clyffe State Park


Location:On IL 37 in southern Illinois, 1 mile south of Goreville and 12 miles south of Marion.
Facilities:Class A campground (electricity, showers, flush toilets), walk-in primitive campground with toilets and drinking water nearby, youth group campground (drinking water and toilets), backpack campsites with showers and toilets, equestrian campground (showers, drinking water, toilets), 7 picnic areas (some with shelters, drinking water, and playgrounds), 18 trails, nature preserve.
Activities:Camping, bank fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, rock climbing, nature study.
Special Features:An abundance of ferns, unique geological features, and unusual plant communities make Ferne Clyffe an especially scenic area. Impressive rock formations can be seen from most of the trails, including a 150-foot- long shelter bluff (Hawks' Cave) and a 100-foot-tall intermittent waterfall. The park also has more than 700 specifies of plants.
Address:PO Box 10
Goreville, IL 62939

Phone:618-995-2411
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/FERNE.HTM
Size: 2,430 acres.

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The railroad tunnel at Tunnel Hill in Johnson County figures in, as do Marion's town square, downtown Vienna, and Ferne Clyffe State Park near Goreville.
In addition, three portal signs were installed at Elizabethtown, Battery Rock, and Grand Tower, and five mileage signs have been installed at Alto Pass, Giant City State Park, Ferne Clyffe State Park, Goddard Crossing, and Eddyville, the sixth and last being the one to be installed at Garden of the Gods.
20 at Ferne Clyffe State Park and at Devil's Kitchen Lake.
My friends always tell me I need to go to Ferne Clyffe State Park. I've never been but they say it is a beautiful area.
* I just got word that a movie has been filmed in Southern Illinois this summer, using the hills and hollers of Southern Illinois, including Ferne Clyffe State Park and Giant City State Park.