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Giant City State Park, Makanda

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  • I've been a frequent visitor to Giant City State Park over the last few years. If you are in the Southern Illinois area for a couple days, or for several years, this park is a must-see for hikers and ...  more »
  • Lots of unique land formations a long the trails. The stone wall built by native people and rebuilt but the conservation Corp was a unique structure to view. Easy trails to the wall other trails more ...  more »
  • So much fun! Come to Giant City if you're looking for the perfect excursion from the Carbondale area. Also, the cabins you can rent and the food at the lodge is so economical The website really doesn't do it justice. Also, the hiking isn't too challenging.
  • Beautiful part of the Shawnee National Forest! Very child friendly with many easy trails and playgrounds. The family had a great time exploring nature, as well as checking out the visitor's center, lodge and restaurant.

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