Carbondale, Illinois

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Carbondale, Illinois, USA

Recreation in Carbondale, Illinois

State Parks

  • Giant City State Park 618-457-4836
    235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL 62958
    Located 12 Miles South of Carbondale
    Camping, horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, rappelling, and hiking the Giant City Nature Trail, home of the “Giant City Streets” formed 12,000 years ago by huge... more info  map

Lakes & Marinas

  • Cedar Lake 800-526-1500
    Cedar Creek Road, Carbondale, IL 62901
    south of Carbondale
    1,750 acres filled with fishing fun. There are bluegill, crappie, catfish, and bass. Swimming is also available at Poplar Camp Beach. more info  map

  • Devil's Kitchen Campground & Marina 618-457-5004
    1625 Tacoma Lake Road, Carbondale, IL 62901
    Surrounded by 810 acres and located on a clear and deep lake, this marina offers bait, tackle, ice, and boat and canoe rentals. A small restaurant is on site. Fully... more info  map

Sports Centers


  • Hickory Ridge Golf Center 618-529-4386
    2727 Glenn Road, Carbondale, IL 62901
    A public, 18-hole championship golf course. more info

  • Midland Hills Golf Course 618-529-3698
    309 Midland Hills Road, Carbondale, IL 62901
    This beautiful 18 hole golf course is one of the most scenic, oldest, and most challenging courses in the area. more info  map

  • Stone Creek 618-351-GOLF (351-4653)
    503 Stone Creek Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901
    Eight Miles South of Carbondale on US Route 51
    This 18 hole golf course is one of the most scenic golf courses in Southern Illinois and features most of the tree species native to Illinois. more info  map


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