Crafting Your Experience

Shawnee Forst CountryParks & Nature
Southernmost Illinois

Makanda, Gateway to Giant City and Outdoor Adventure

With its breathtaking natural beauty and unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation, a trip to Giant City State Park is sure to delight visitors of all ages. From camping and horseback riding to fishing and rappelling, it's an outdoor lover's paradise. Visitors will marvel at the many hiking trails. Especially popular is the Giant City Nature Trail, home of the "Giant City Streets" - huge bluffs of sandstone formed 12,000 years ago.

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