Fort Massac State Park

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Fort Massac State Park


Location:In southern Illinois, off I-24 in Metropolis.
Facilities:50 Class A campsites (electrical hookups), tent camping, group campground, picnic areas, 4 covered picnic shelters, 3 playgrounds, trails, boat dock, launch ramp, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Overlooking the Ohio River on the southern tip of Illinois, Fort Massac was dedicated as the first Illinois state park in 1908. The fort's military history pre-dates the Revolutionary War. The current historic site is a replica of the 1802 American fort that was located there and also has the archeological outline of the French fort that was there in 1757.
Address:1308 E 5th St
Metropolis, IL 62960

Phone:618-524-4712
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/frmindex.htm
Size: 1,450 acres.

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Fort Massac State Park * Metropolis: Fort Massac Encampment
26, 1803, and headed down-river to Fort Massac in southern Illinois Territory.
The Massac Marines are from the walls of Fort Massac and the shores of the Ohio River.
The real Massac Marines were 18th century French troops who garrisoned far-flung frontier outposts like Fort Massac.
The Fort Massac Encampment in Metropolis is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, Oct.

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