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Fox Ridge State Park, IL
DescriptionFox Ridge State Park, just 8 miles south of Charleston in east central Illinois is known for its steep, thickly wooded ridges, broad, lush valleys and miles of rugged, scenic hiking trails. In sharp contrast to the flat prairies of most of this section of Illinois, Fox Ridge is set amid rolling hills along the forested bluffs of the Embarras (pronounced River.At any time of year, Fox Ridge State Park is a great place to visit. In winter, the snow softened ridges are alive with birds and animals. In the spring, a panoramic blanket of multi-hued wildflowers and blooming, budding trees celebrate the resurgence of growth. By summer the dense vegetation and new generation of wildlife are thriving in the sun, and autumn brings its brilliant display of color as nature enhances the woodlands with yellow, red, purple and orange.
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Alerts and Important Information
Please note Fox Ridge State Park Shelters during the month of October will be opened from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Mushroom Hunters be aware Spring shotgun turkey hunting over laps this popular pastime contract site for details for your safety. Ridge lake (a Research Lake) is open for fishing from Memorial Day to Labor day Th- Sun by reservation only, from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. It is closed at ALL other times. For a reservation call 217-345-6490. Summer interpretation programs are sponsored by the Fox Ridge Foundation. It occurs at the park office on weekends from Memorial day to labor day.
If renting a cabin call park office three days prior to arrival for directions on picking up key
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From I70 take the Greenup/Charleston exit 119. Go North towards Charleston on Route 130 13 mi. Park is on the left. From I57 take the Charleston Mattoon Exit 190. Go East towards Charleston on Route 16. In Charleston go south on Route 130 for 6 mi. the park is on the right.
Mailing Address:Fox Ridge State Park
18175 State Park Road
Charleston IL 61920
Phone Number:Information: (217)345-6416
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.