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

Size: 1,450 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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One of my favorites, which I haven't been to in about a decade, is the Fort Massac Rendezvous, which just occurred a couple of weeks ago down at Metropolis.
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.
4 The Fort Massac Encampment was this past weekend in Metropolis.
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* The Fort Massac Encampment, the 45th annual one, will be this weekend, Oct.
In other news, approximately $1.1 million was recently released to benefit Fort Massac State Park as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 capital budget approved in late May.
* A not-to-be-missed event is the 45th annual Fort Massac Encampment at Metropolis on October 20-21, when history comes to life.
* Another favorite October event will be the annual Fort Massac Encampment on Oct.
Fort Massac: The French built Fort Massac in 1757 during the French and Indian War.
Fort Massac State Park * Metropolis: Fort Massac Encampment

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