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Giant City State Park

235 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3207
+1 618-457-4836
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Worth Visiting

Southern Illinois has some wonderful natural attractions and Giant City State Park is one of them... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael W
Fenton, Missouri
Very good

I ordered the delmonico. It was tender enough to cut the steak with a butter knife. The service was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Darren O
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235 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3207
+1 618-457-4836
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Southern Illinois has some wonderful natural attractions and Giant City State Park is one of them. There are several hiking trails of varied length and difficulty. Beautiful forest, bluffs, and wildlife. The park also has a CCC era lodge with wonderful restaurant and rental cabins....More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I ordered the delmonico. It was tender enough to cut the steak with a butter knife. The service was very good. Wonderful decor. Loved the whole experience.

Thank Darren O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is fantastic, but be aware that the Giant City trail, which my parents and I hiked on the recommendation of the ranger at the visitor center when we inquired about easy trails, actually is a rugged trail. We were thrilled by the scenery,...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a nice place to visit and spend the day Walk the trails and just visit. Look for wildlife,flowers, and rocks.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park with easy hiking trails. I enjoyed the devils standtable trail as well as the giant city streets with carvings and small caves around the trail.

Thank Kgardner120
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with friends on a day trip to Giant City Lodge for lunch. one big issue we had was the parking. It is not very handicapped friendly. If you have elderly or wheelchair etc. You can let them out in the back but you...More

Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many, we came to this park to view the eclipse. The park staff were extremely well prepared for the event, with signs everywhere directing folks to different viewing fields, handing out free eclipse glasses, selling shirts, helping to direct traffic back out, etc. I...More

Thank enstrim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked Giant City State Park for our Totality viewing and were very impressed and thankful for all the time, effort and expense that was put in by the park employees and so many volunteers. First off they were so friendly and helpful the entire...More

Thank jattaj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good day trip from Carbondale. Lots of hiking and rock climbing. Beautiful nature preserve. Lots of activities for kids and adults, Must visit if you're in the area.

Thank PeeWeesMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family stayed in a prairie cabin and liked it. There was no oven or microwave, but fortunately the lodge restaurant was good. Our cabin was clean, with good climate control and a television. The park had hiking trails of good quality and a stable...More

Thank sonofposeidon
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24 May 2017|
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Response from desperatelyma | Reviewed this property |
We never RV camped at Giant City State Park. We did camp at Little Grassy Lake Campground, which is about twenty minutes from Giant City. We have a 30ft 5th wheel, and we had no problems finding a spot there. You can see my... More
Jennifer K
5 July 2016|
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Response from BRMorrow | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure exactly where the campground area is, but the hiking trails were spread pretty fair apart. The welcome center was a couple miles from the trails too.
16 August 2015|
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Response from Babu2773 | Reviewed this property |
For bike riding, go on the Tunnel Hill State Trail on old railroad lines. It's safe and beautiful. For bbq, go to the Blue Boar in Cobden. Giant City Lodge has family style meals that are also good, and with teens, a great... More