Lake Murphysboro State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Services: Dog Walking
Description
Lake Murphysboro State Park is situated just one mile from Murphysboro in the state of Illinois. This 1,022-acre facility is the ideal spot for a number of recreational activities as well as camping. The land offers diverse terrain including hills and wooded areas, making it an ideal haven for hiking. 

Though there isn't an area reserved specifically for dog play, dogs are welcome to join their owners on the grounds. In keeping with Illinois law, all dogs must remain on a lead at this beloved state park. Drinking water is not provided. To ensure Fido stays well-hydrated, owners should bring bottled water with them from home. 

It is the responsibility of all owners to clean up after their pets and to properly dispose of all canine waste. Lake Murphysboro State Park is a public recreational center and campground. Entrance to the property is permitted at no cost. Campsites and primitive camping sections are available on the grounds, but it is unknown if a reservation is required or if there is a fee to use them. 

Lake Murphysboro State Park is an area rich in both archaeological and geological significance. Among the outdoor opportunities available are fishing, boating, picnicking, camping, and hiking. Visitors to this park space praise its natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere, making it the ideal spot for relaxation. 

Many species of wildlife are also indigenous to this region. Lovers of nature find this area the perfect place for viewing wildlife in its natural habitat. It is also an idyllic haven for amateur photographers as the land as well as the plant and animal life make an ideal "subject" for photos. 

Lake Murphysboro State Park supports and enforces Illinois state legislation by requiring that all canine visitors be up to date on immunizations. A city dog license is also mandatory. For a great day re-connecting with nature, plan a visit to Lake Murphysboro State Park!

Address
52 Cinder Hill Drive
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
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Address
52 Cinder Hill Drive
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours