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Dixon Springs State Park
Where: Golconda, Illinois Shawnee Hills
Distance from SIU: 50 miles

Ferne Clyffe State Park 
Where: Goreville
Distance from SIU: 25 miles

Giant City State Park
Where:
 Makanda
Distance from SIU: 10 miles

Lake Murphysboro State Park
Where:
 Murphysboro
Distance from SIU: 12 miles

Mermet Lake
Where:
 Mermet
Distance from SIU: 50 miles

Pyramid State Park
Where:
 Pinckneyville
Distance from SIU: 30 miles

Saline County State Conservation Area
Where:
 Equality
Distance from SIU: 40 miles

Trail of Tears State Forest
Where:
 Jonesboro
Distance from SIU: 25 miles

Bell Smith Springs
Where:
 Ozark
Distance from SIU: 50 miles

Burden Falls Wilderness
Where:
 Stonefort
Distance from SIU: 35 miles

Garden of the Gods
Where:
 Herod
Distance from SIU: 60 miles

Little Grand Canyon
Where:
 Pomona
Distance from SIU: 15 miles

Lusk Creek: Indian Kitchen
Where:
 Eddyville
Distance from SIU: 55 miles

Rim Rock National Recreation Trail
Where:
 Eagle Creek
Distance from SIU: 65 miles

Ferne Clyffe

Little Grand Canyon

Giant City State park

Bell Smith Springs