Piney Creek Ravine State Natural Area


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Piney Creek Ravine State Natural Area


Location:West of Du Quoin and south of Steeleville on the Randolph-Jackson county line.
Activities:Hiking, sightseeing, bird watching. (Because Piney Creek Ravine is a dedicated nature preserve, no hunting or consumptive use is allowed, and camping is expressly prohibited.)
Special Features:Piney Creek Ravine is a dedicated state nature preserve and is one of only two locations in the state where short-leaf pine grows naturally. The preserve also contains the largest collection of prehistoric rock art in Illinois, with almost 200 designs believed to date back to the late Woodland (AD 500-1000) and Mississippian (AD 1000-1550) periods. Designs include both petroglyphs (carved) and pictographs (painted) of human figures, deer, birds, snakes, and symbols.
Address:c/o Randolph SFWA
4301 S Lake Dr
Chester, IL 62233

Phone:618-826-2706
Web: dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R4/pcr.htm
Size: 198 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.