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Lake Murphysboro State Park

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Address: 52 Cinder Hill Dr, Murphysboro, IL 62966-4728
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+1 618-684-2867

Phone is 618.684.2867

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Beautiful Campground

4.5, only because there were no close shower houses or water hook ups at the site. Not a biggie though; we just filled our fresh water tank and enjoyed the views. Buy firewood in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cassie M
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4.5, only because there were no close shower houses or water hook ups at the site. Not a biggie though; we just filled our fresh water tank and enjoyed the views. Buy firewood in town. It was quiet and overall a great place to relax and enjoy watching the wildlife. We loved it and will be back!

Thank Cassie M
Desoto Illinois
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here since I was a kid. The drive is beautiful. The deck is beautiful. So close to home.

Thank baptistmom3
Marion, Illinois, United States
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great place to go Hiking, camping or fishing. This is a great place just to unwind and hang out with your family and relax and have fun. Enjoy nature and each other.

Thank Andrea B
Murphysboro, Illinois
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a reservoir for drinking water. The lake is very pretty, but mostly undeveloped. I see loads of people fishing, so I assume it's good for that. We've done some hiking, but trails are scarce. Some nice docks to sit and look at the lake.

Thank Johanna H
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We camped in our trailer one night on the way to Michigan. We had a reservation and a spot number. There was a sign to park office and we headed there to sign in. After a long drive we got close to a building on a hill that was locked up. We drove a little further to a closed building... More 

Thank barbareebarb
Shawnee, Kansas
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105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The website said fishing and swimming is in the same place which isn't the case. Our group had to split up. The fishers didn't think it was a good fishing area. Those the swam in the lake had a great experience.

Thank kitnsaly00
Murphysboro, Illinois
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a serene place to swim, canoe, picnic in a beautiful spot close town. It's well worth the visit.

Thank DrHoch
Murphysboro, Illinois
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

There are many things to do at the lake. Sit on the bank and fish or enjoy the view, boating, camping, hiking, picnicking, archery, and a playground for the kids. There is a shower house for campers although it is located at the main area of lake instead of camping area. My family enjoys this area often. A favorite summer... More 

Thank Brenda B
Murphysboro, Illinois
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98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is one of several state parks around Murphysboro. It is a beautiful, relaxing place, suitable for hiking, fishing, boating. We go there frequently. Well worth a visit.

Thank Dochoch
Buncombe, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Once we found the trail head we were pleasantly surprised by the nice 2 1/2 mile hike. It took us a while to locate the big oak campground where the trail starts. Following the signs was easy after that. We were not interested in camping or fishing. moderate for our older dog as well.

Thank Monika P

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