Natural Areas Lake Murphysboro State Park

Lake Murphysboro State Park

Lake Murphysboro State Park is a beautiful area for hiking, picnicking, camping, fishing and more! The 1,022 acre park is located about two miles west of Murphysboro, IL off Route 149. Lake Murphysboro was built in 1950 by the Division of Fisheries. The 145-acre lake has a max depth of 36 feet. A smaller lake, Little Lake, is located just to the north of Lake Murphysboro.
Fisherman will appreciate the diversity of species found in Lake Murphysboro--including,  largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, channel catfish, red ear and crappie.
Campers will enjoy well equipped campsites. There are twenty tent camping sites and fifty-four trailor sites outfitted with electricity.
Also offered at the park are picnicking, hiking and archery opportunities.
Lake Murphysboro State Park is managed by the Department of Natural Resources.

Lake Murphysboro State Park
52 Cinder Hill Drive
Murphysboro, IL
618.684.2867

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