Picnic areas with tables and grills are scattered throughout the park.
These areas are first come, first served.
Covered picnic tables
Playground (Except 1)
Some provide electricity and/or water.
8 hiking trails exist throughout the park varying in length.
These trails are open from dawn until dusk year round.
The Indian Creek Shelter Nature Trail and Red Cedar Hiking Trail are closed during shotgun deer seasons.
Steep cliffs, slippery rocks, poison ivy, and poisonous snakes may exist on trails.
Bicycles are not allowed on any park trails.
Detailed trail guides and maps can be obtained from the Visitor’s Center, or by clicking here.
Permitted in two specific areas of the park.
Located in beautiful Giant City State Park, Makanda, Illinois, 618-529-4110.
Open March 15–November 1, 9 AM–5 PM Wednesday–Monday.
Reservations recommended. More information can be found here.