A natural wonder and a spectacular place - that is probably the best way to describe Ferne Clyffe State Park. Located 12 miles south of Marion, Illinois, this 2,430-acre park is a must see place. The name comes from the abundance of ferns and unique geological features that that this park features. Hiking the trails at Ferne Clyffe State Park resembles a fairytale scenery.
Picturesque woods, stunning rock formations, and breathtaking vistas are just a few reasons why visitors come here. On the list of activities that can try while you're visiting the Ferne Clyffe State Park includes hiking, hunting, fishing, and of course, sightseeing. Regardless of what you choose to do, one thing is for sure: you will not get bored.
As a pet-friendly location, feel free to bring Fido to enjoy some playtime outdoors. There are not many restrictions regarding pets, except for the fact that they must wear a leash. Furthermore, owners are responsible for collecting their dog's waste and keep the park clean. With that in mind, always carry a poop bag in your backpack.
If you and your dog love wildlife, then Ferne Clyffe State Park will give you the chance to see many animals and birds. The park is home to squirrels, rabbits, quails, doves, bluebirds and other beautiful songbirds. As an additional recreational feature, the Ferne Clyffe Lake is open to bank fishing. However, activities like boating or swimming are not allowed on the lake.
When it comes to camping, there are possibilities for every taste: modern, primitive, youth groups, backpack, or equestrian. It's up to pick your favorite activity. There are restrooms and showers available as well. If you're looking for a quiet and picturesque place to spend an unforgettable weekend with your family and your furry companion, Ferne Clyffe State Park is the place for you!