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Ferne Clyffe State Park

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IL Rt. 37, Goreville, IL
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What a wonderful hike.

There are several hiking trails to explore in the wonderful Ferne ClyffeState Park near Goreville... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
R6105DTbillb
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Cobden, Illinois
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Love this campground

First time visiting this campground. Beautiful scenery and lots of places to hike. Quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
betsy s
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor14%
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“picnic area” (2 reviews)
“great trails” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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IL Rt. 37, Goreville, IL
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"waterfall trail"
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"picnic area"
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"great trails"
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"trial"
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"climbing"
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"lakes"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are several hiking trails to explore in the wonderful Ferne ClyffeState Park near Goreville, IL. Yesterday we hiked an easy path (about a mile long) to a waterfall area. No water was running today, but the canyon walls around you were beautiful. The water...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting this campground. Beautiful scenery and lots of places to hike. Quiet, peaceful, laid back campground. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Great views, great trails, so secluded, quiet, cliff sides and badass rock formations. This was one of the best camping experiences I’ve had and I consider myself a little snobby when it comes to campgrounds for tent camping. Went here with my gf and we...More

1  Thank TallTraveler814
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We’re avid hikers, who hike all year long. This first trip to Ferne Clyffe was a combo of amazing trails and major stress. The park is infested with ticks. We’d never seen anything like it. Even at the campsite, they were just falling on us....More

3  Thank Neo603
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

In all our travels we have never been to a campground with such a rude host. Not sure what his job is but it definitely isn't interacting with guests. When we approached him he commented he was busy eating his dinner, a moon pie. Wouldn't...More

4  Thank 151Kat
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

My friends and I had a great time here! There were some very strenuous climbs. The boulders and caves were really neat and there was some good climbing over and on the rocks. I will definitely go back (with my camera). One negative comment is...More

1  Thank gbkw83
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Did some hiking. Got to see some of the waterfall. Unfortunately the water was light due to lack of rain but still beautiful all together.

Thank Crystal H
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This was the third Illinois state park we stayed in due to traveling. The park itself is nice and there are many good hiking trails. However, there is one bathroom to serve the whole campground. It is cleaned occasionally. Showers were dirty, bugs and spider...More

2  Thank tdenton0
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We had a wonderful time visiting this park. Very pretty and clean. Had a bit of trouble locating the trails we wanted to take but found the waterfall trail. Paths are clear and easy to see. Breathtaking views and even the waterfall site was gorgeous...More

1  Thank Autumn S
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Ferne Clyffe is beautiful - rocks, waterfalls, and cliffs filled with plants (especially ferns) that you can find no where else. It has a set of hikes from wheel-chair accessible to heavy-climbing into rarely visited spaces. Bring a water bottle and a decent map -...More

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