Stephen A. Forbes State Park

Stephen A. Forbes State Park


Location:Southern Illinois, 15 miles northeast of Salem in Marion County.
Facilities:115 campsites with electricity, water, and showers, 10 primitive walk-in campsites, youth group camping area, group rent-a-camp site with cabin, 21-site equestrian campground with electricity, picnic areas, sports field, playground, hiking trails, equestrian trails (15 miles), restaurant, marina, store, boat ramps, boat rentals, docks, floating walkway (é), swimming beach, aquatic laboratory (open for public tours).
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is named for natural scientist Stephen A. Forbes, whose more than 400 scientific publications are still used extensively in the study of aquatic biology, ichthyology, ornithology, and ecology. Park has more than 1,100 acres of oak and hickory forest surrounding a large lake with 18 miles of shoreline.
Address:6924 Omega Rd
Kinmundy, IL 62854

Phone:618-547-3381
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/STEPHEN.HTM
Size: 3,103 acres.

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