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Ohio River Scenic Byway - Illinois National Park

Phone: (618)-833-9928 Email: sheryld@ajinternet.net Distance: 5.90 miles

The natural features of the Ohio Valley in Illinois represent some of the most dramatic along the entire river. View unique limestone features such as Cave-in-Rock State Park and Garden of the Gods. Visit numerous historic places and structures. Plan to attend the many festivals and events that occur year-round.

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Ohio River - Pool 52 National Park

Phone: (618)-564-3151 Distance: 8.62 miles

Locks and Dam No. 52 is located on the Ohio River, near Brookport, IL, at mile 939 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Ohio River - Smithland Pool National Park

Phone: (618)-564-2315 Distance: 16.42 miles

The Smithland Navigation Project is located on the Ohio River 918.5 River Miles below Point Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 62.5 miles upstream of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

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Ohio River - Pool 53 National Park

Phone: (618)-742-6213 Distance: 17.86 miles

Locks and Dam No. 53 is located on the Ohio River, upstream of Mound City, IL.

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Bay Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 22.48 miles

The Bay Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 2,866 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Bay Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...inc...

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Lusk Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 22.70 miles

The Lusk Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 6,838 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Lusk Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...i...

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Burden Falls Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 23.09 miles

The Burden Falls Wilderness now contains a total of 3,671 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Burden Falls Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (618)-634-2231 Email: cypresscreek@fws.gov Distance: 23.30 miles

Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in southernmost Illinois, within the Cache River Watershed. The refuge was established in 1990 under the Emergency Wetlands Resource Act of 1986 to protect, restore, and manage wetlands and bottomland forests that provide habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds, resident wildlife, and endangered and threatened species. Currently, the...

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Shawnee National Forest Park

7 Activites Email: mailroom_r9_shawnee@fs.fed.us Distance: 27.33 miles

Located in southern Illinois, the Shawnee National Forest’s natural beauty is ideal for all types of outdoor recreation. Nestled between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers the Forest’s landscape features rolling hills, forests, open lands, lakes, creeks and rugged bluffs. The area’s mild weather throughout the year makes a visit during any season enjoyable. On our recreation webpages you will find in...

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Great River Road National Park

Phone: (870)-972-2803 Email: rhawkins@astate.edu Distance: 27.68 miles

Throughout history, the Mississippi River influenced many lives: the Dakota, Chippewa, and Hopewell cultures; early French voyagers; African-Americans seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad; and many more. Through its charming river towns and metropolitan cities, historic sites and cultural artifacts, today's Great River Road still links resources, people, and history.

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Great River Road - Kentucky National Park

Distance: 27.68 miles

The Mississippi River is a highway of history carrying people, cultures, ideas, art, and music. Kentucky’s part of this highway begins where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers converge. The history that attracts visitors to the Great River Road today is a product of this extraordinary river and the landscape it has sculpted over time. Kentucky’s Great River Road challenges visitors to travel back...

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Barkley Lake National Park

17 Activites Phone: (270)-362-4236 Distance: 31.04 miles

Lake Barkley was named for former Vice-President Alben Barkley. Land Between the Lakes (US Forest Service) and Fort Donelson National Military Park are on Lake Barkley?s western shore.

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Garden Of The Gods Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 31.11 miles

The Garden of the Gods Wilderness now contains a total of 3,990 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Garden of the Gods Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In...

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Panther Den Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 31.60 miles

The Panther Den Wilderness now contains a total of 774 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Panther Den Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...i...

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Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (270)-527-5770 Email: clarksriver@fws.gov Distance: 32.50 miles

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful bottomland hardwood forest located in western Kentucky near Benton. The refuge lies along the East Fork of the Clarks River and is seasonal home to over 250 different species of migratory birds. The bottom lands are dominated with overcup oaks, bald cypress, and tupelo gum, and the slightly higher, better drained areas, are covered with willow...

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Crab Orchard Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 32.66 miles

The Crab Orchard Wilderness now contains a total of 4,050 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1976 the Crab Orchard Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an...

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Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (618)-997-3344 Email: craborchard@fws.gov Distance: 37.29 miles

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge's 44,000 acres of land and water contain a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Major habitat types on the refuge include hardwood forest, agricultural land, grazing units, brushland, wetlands, and lakes. The refuge provides significant resting areas for migratory birds utilizing the Mississippi Flyway. Wintering numbers of Canada Geese can peak at 200,...

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Bald Knob Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 42.36 miles

The Bald Knob Wilderness now contains a total of 5,863 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Bald Knob Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...inc...

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Crowley's Ridge Parkway

Phone: (870)-972-2803 Email: rhawkins@astate.edu Distance: 43.16 miles

See a mixture of plant communities and an array of wildlife along Crowley's Ridge. Dramatic views abound along the ridge and hills where wildflowers proliferate throughout spring, summer, and fall. Travel through natural and historical sites such as Chalk Bluff Natural Area, the Civil War battle site, and St. Francis National Forest.

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Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Missouri

Phone: 18008771234 Email: tourism@mail.state.mo.us Distance: 43.16 miles

Sharecropping, cotton, sand, swamps, peaches, yucca plants and the Old South – this route in the southeast Missouri Bootheel has them all. The geography of Crowley's Ridge isolated it like an island. As settlers moved in, they formed a close-knit community maintaining their culture, religion and values while changing the landscape. Crowley's Ridge Parkway is not only rich in geological histor...

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Clear Springs Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 45.51 miles

The Clear Springs Wilderness now contains a total of 4,730 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Illinois. In 1990 the Clear Springs Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...

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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area Park

20 Activites Phone: 18005257077 Email: lblinfo@fs.fed.us Distance: 47.93 miles

As part of America’s great outdoors since 1963, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages over 170,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and open lands on a peninsula between Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. This family friendly recreation area offers one of the largest blocks of undeveloped forest in the eastern United States. Self-guided tours, overnight...

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Ohio River - John T. Myers Lock And Dam National Park

1 Activites Phone: (812)-838-5836 Distance: 55.55 miles

Located on the Ohio River about 3 miles downstream from Uniontown, Kentucky, at mile 846.0 below Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The navigation locks are located on the right bank or Indiana side of the river. The upper pool maintained above the dam extends upstream for a distance of 69.9 miles to the Newburgh Locks and Dam at Mile 776.1.

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Rend Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (618)-724-2493 Distance: 57.18 miles

Rend Lake, IL, located in the heart of southern Illinois, is a natural haven for wildlife and a recreational haven for visitors. Rend Lake consists of 18,900 acres of water and 20,000 acres of land. Campers will delight in the nearly 800 sites found in 5 public campgrounds on Rend Lake. Boaters are provided access to the lake through the numerous boat ramps. Beaches, picnic sites and trails pr...

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Kentucky Lake National Park

16 Activites Phone: (731)-641-2000 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 68.01 miles

Kentucky Reservoir is home to many varieties of fish, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish, bluegill, sauger, and crappie. Numerous boat docks and launching ramps dot the coves of Kentucky's shoreline. Located on Kentucky's shores are the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, four state parks, the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, 48 public access areas, and two state ...

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