Lake Murphysboro State Park

Illinois State Park

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52 Cinder Hill Drive Murphysboro, IL 62966 618-684-2867 Official Website

GPS: 37.7777, -89.3885

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Overview of Lake Murphysboro State Park

Number of Sites 74

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Elevation 492 ft / 149 m

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Reviews of Lake Murphysboro State Park 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 4/21/2019
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/27/2017
Godt’s on the Go
30' Jayco 28BHS
Ford F350
8 reviews
“Nice camping experience”

Reviewed 4/21/2019

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 36
Overall Rating

We stayed for a long weekend. It is an older campground but very pretty area. It is electric only but they have a decent dump station and easy water access. Very kid friendly and nice hiking trails. Also a very pretty lake.
I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because our site was definitely in need of some rock. Also the shower houses are old but plenty of hot water.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

Godt’s on the Go would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

Life Rebooted
42' Tiffin Motorhomes Phaeton
219 reviews
“A rustic/older campground with limited services, but pretty and affordable”

Reviewed 8/27/2017

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 32
Overall Rating

We stayed here for a few nights for the 2017 total eclipse, as this park was right in the center of the path. There are two entrances to the park... be sure to use the west one, labeled "Lake Access Road". There's no campground office, so we just checked in with the friendly camp host at the first site; no maps or other info are provided. The campground and roads are heavily wooded (very little sun) but we had no issues with branches hitting the motorhome. Sites are electric only, with some 50A and some 30A. Our site had 50A electric and worked great even though the park was 100% full and it was 90+ degrees out. The back-in sites along the lake are mostly for shorter rigs, though a few will fit bigger rigs. The pull-throughs in the center (like ours, site 32) were longer. Our 37' motorhome and tow car just fit, and our site was level. A 45' motorhome would fit if you parked your tow car in the overflow parking lot. There are two water spigots in the campground, but the one we were sent to by the camp host on our way in required about 50' of hose to reach. We filled our tank and then moved on to our site. The other spigot is right at the campground exit, so would have required doing another loop. There are no sewer connections, but the dump station on the way out was decent, though on a steep uphill slope. There are two pairs of vault toilets in the campground. There are showers a mile away at the park concession area, but we took a look and decided to take navy showers in the RV instead, since the showers were old, not very clean, and had no temperature control (push button and go). The park is dog friendly and the campground area is pretty good for dog walks, and our dog went for a short swim in the lake. Lots of fishing going on too. Verizon and AT&T both worked well. We'd stay here again for a few days if we need to return to the area.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

Life Rebooted would stay here again

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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