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Fort Massac State Park, IL

Dedicated the first Illinois state park in 1908 and overlooking the Ohio River at Metropolis Illinois, this park has a military history predating the Revolutionary War. 1802 reconstructed fort, statue of George Rogers Clark, museum and visitor center. October's Fort Massac...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Mar 20 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
  • 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.
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 618-524-4712
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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

    Dedicated the first Illinois state park in 1908 and overlooking the Ohio River at Metropolis Illinois, this park has a military history predating the Revolutionary War. 1802 reconstructed fort, statue of George Rogers Clark, museum and visitor center. October's Fort Massac Encampment and several other living history weekends bring the past to life for American history buffs. Picnic areas with shelters, hikinig trails and boat ramp within park.

    Booking Window

    Group Camp

    Sun Sep 28 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

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

    Shelter

    Sun Sep 28 2014 - Mon Sep 21 2015

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

    Standard

    Sun Sep 28 2014 - Fri Mar 20 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 15 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
    Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Tue Apr 14 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 15 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Archeological Sites
    • BATHHOUSE
    • BOAT RAMP
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Launch Ramp
    • Boating
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Dock, Boat
    • Dump Station
    • Dump Station, Camper
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Fishing, River/Stream
    • Grills
    • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
    • Hiking
    • Hiking - Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Historic Sites
    • Hunting
    • Information/Contact Station
    • Interpretive Center
    • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
    • Interpretive Trail
    • Jogging/Running
    • Museum
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • PROGRAMS, HISTORY
    • Parking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Powerboating
    • Retail, Firewood
    • River/Stream
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Trails, Mountain Bike
    • WATER ACCESS, RIVER / STREAM
    • Walking
    • Water, Drinking
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Ball Field
    • Cash Machine/Atm
    • Dining
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Grocery Store
    • Jet Skiing
    • Laundry
    • Motel
    • Newspapers
    • Pay Telephone
    • Restaurant
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Snacks
    • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
    • Skiing - Water
    • Tennis
    • Tennis Court
    • Town
    • Water Skiing
    Greater Than 1 Mile
    • Antiquing
    • Church
    • Emergency Services
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Group/Community Facility
    • Hospital
    • Maintenance, Vehicle
    • Medical Clinic
    • Meeting Space
    • Propane
    • Recycling Station
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Shuttle Service
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming - Pool
    Within 10 Miles
    • Airport
    • Area attraction
    • Car Rentals
    • Catering
    • Fruit / Produce Picking
    • Maintenance, RV/Camper
    • Mall
    • Orchard/Produce Farm
    • Photography
    • Shopping
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Archery
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Golf
    • Golfing
    • Putt-putt
    • Scuba Diving
    • 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 15 2014 -
    Sep 30 2014
    Standard $20.00-$30.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
    Walk In Season
    Oct 01 2014 -
    Apr 14 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 15 2015 -
    Sep 30 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00-$40.00

    *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):
    37.14972, -88.69167
    37°8'59"N, 88°41'30"W

    Exit 37 Insterstate I-24 take Rt 45W into Metropolis, approximately 2 miles on left across from Sonic Drive-in, seventh street entrance.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Fort Massac State Park
    1308 East 5th Street
    Metropolis   IL  62960

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (618)524-4712
    Additional Information