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Ferne Clyffe State Park, IL

Ferne Clyffe State Park has been known as an outstanding natural scenic spot for nearly 100 years. An abundance of ferns, rare geological features and unusual plant communities create an atmosphere that enhances the many recreational facilities offered at the park. Designated trails...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Jan 29 2015   Later Dates

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  • Shelter Reservations are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department, in this circumstance the Site Manager will contact you prior to your reservation date to cancel and issue your refund.
  • A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party.
  • At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors
  • Special camping rate reductions apply to Illinois residents only
  • Group size and number of vehicles cannot exceed the established maximums
  • The maximum length of camping stay from May 1 through September 30 is 14 nights in any 30 day period
  • For a campsite, a "Single Family" consisting of 4 related adults with or without children occupying the same shelter are allowed; or a "Single Group" consisting of 4 unrelated adults with or without children occupying the same shelter are allowed
  • All pets must be on a leash. Pet owners are responsible for their animals' waste and must dispose of it properly
  • All visitors are required to leave the park at or before 10:00 p.m.
  • Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance with the park office
  • We hope you enjoy your stay or event. Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 618-995-2411
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
    Overview

    Description

    Ferne Clyffe State Park has been known as an outstanding natural scenic spot for nearly 100 years. An abundance of ferns, rare geological features and unusual plant communities create an atmosphere that enhances the many recreational facilities offered at the park. Designated trails wind through picturesque woods, allowing visitors to view fascinating rock formations and inspring vistas. However, naturally occurring hazardous areas do exist within the park, so visitors are warned to use extreme caution if they leave the safety of a designated trail. Located on Il. Rt. 37, just 1 mile south of Goreville and 12 miles south of Marion, the 2,430 acre park is easily accessible from both I-57 and I-24. With camping, picnicking, hiking, hunting, fishing and sightseeing to experience, you can't help but enjoy a visit to Ferne Clyffe.

    Booking Window

    Shelter

    Sat Aug 09 2014 - Sun Aug 02 2015

    Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Standard

    Sat Aug 09 2014 - Thu Jan 29 2015

    Reservations must be made 7 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Bath House
    • Bird Watching
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Equestrian
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing, Park Lake
    • Geological Formations
    • Grills
    • Hiking
    • Hiking - Difficult
    • Hiking - Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Hunting
    • Information/Contact Station
    • Interpretive Trail
    • Jogging/Running
    • Kiosk
    • Maintenance, Facility
    • Nature Study
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • Park Lake
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Restrooms
    • Rock Climbing
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Trails, Difficult Hiking
    • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
    • Trails, Equestrian
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Viewing Platform/Overlook
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Park Lake
    • Water, Drinking
    • Waterfall
    • Waterfall Access
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Antiquing
    • Ball Field
    • Cash Machine/Atm
    • Church
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Grocery Store
    • Laundry
    • Maintenance, RV/Camper
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Medical Clinic
    • Newspapers
    • Restaurant
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Supplies
    • Tennis
    • Town
    Greater Than 1 Mile
    • Hospital
    • Interpretive Center
    • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    • Mall
    • Nature Center
    • Propane
    • Shopping
    • Swimming - Pool
    • Swimming, Pool
    Within 10 Miles
    • Bicycling
    • Emergency Services
    • Golf
    • Golfing
    • Marina
    • Motel
    • Orchard/Produce Farm
    • Pay Telephone
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Trails, Bicycle
    • Winery Tours
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    CANCELLATION POLICY:

    CAMPSITES, CABINS:
    Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.

    Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.

    No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.

    SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    Standard $20.00-$30.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Walk In Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Walk In Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Mar 31 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Oct 31 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.53306, -88.98194
    37°31'59"N, 88°58'55"W

    Ferne Clyffe State Park is located 1 mile south of Goreville, on Il. Rt. 37. The park is easily accessed from both Interstate 57 and Interstate 24. From I-57, take exit 40, go east 5 miles to Il. Rt. 37, go one mile south of Goreville to park entrance. From I-24, take exit 7, go west 2 miles to Il. Rt. 37, go 1/2 mile south to park entrance.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Ferne Clyffe State Park
    P.O. Box 10, Il. Rt. 37 South
    Goreville  IL  62939

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (618)995-2411
    Additional Information