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Get Outdoors: A guide to southern Illinois

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Bork Falls Alex and Tiffany Gentles
Bork Falls (Photo: Alex and Tiffany Gentles)
Giant City Alex and Tiffany Gentles
Giant City (Photo: Alex and Tiffany Gentles)
Garden of the Gods Mark Chambers
Garden of the Gods (Photo: Mark Chambers)
Waterfall Burden Falls Mark Chambers
Burden Falls (Photo: Mark Chambers)

From the banks of the Ohio to the edge of the Mississippi, southern Illinois covers more than 400 square miles of scenic outdoor getaways that will get you unplugged and reconnected with nature. Some of the greatest areas for camping, fishing, hiking, biking and outdoor parks are here in southern Illinois.

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Cave-in-Rock State ParkJackson Falls
Crab Orchard National Wildlife RefugeKinkaid Lake
Devils Kitchen LakeLittle Grassy Lake
Giant City State ParkShawnee National Forest
Garden of the Gods Recreational AreaWayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area

Mandy Robertson

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