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Lake Murphysboro State Park

52 Cinder Hill Dr, Murphysboro, IL 62966-4728
+1 618-684-2867
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Many lake-view sites

We camped there in early August. The park has limited electrical service so 1/2 the campsites were... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
DStahre
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Cahokia, Illinois
Beautiful Campground

4.5, only because there were no close shower houses or water hook ups at the site. Not a biggie... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Cassie M
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Phone is 618.684.2867
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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52 Cinder Hill Dr, Murphysboro, IL 62966-4728
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+1 618-684-2867
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We camped there in early August. The park has limited electrical service so 1/2 the campsites were closed (too many RV air conditioners for the system to handle). The park is well maintained and the campground host very personable. The park is well maintained. Electrical...More

Thank DStahre
Reviewed 15 May 2017 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...More

Thank Cassie M
Reviewed 13 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
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
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...More

Thank Johanna H
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...More

Thank barbareebarb
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
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
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...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 5 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
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