Fort Massac State Park

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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