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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 Encampment...

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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.

Services & 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
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
  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

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

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (618)524-4712