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The replica 1802 fort at Fort Massac State Park remains closed pending structural rehabilitation​​​.

Experience the scenic splendor of southern Illinois, with plenty of outdoor fun and events tied to the region's rich history, at Fort Massac State Park. Overlooking the mighty Ohio River from the southern tip of Illinois, this majestic location has been preserved and maintained since 1908, when it became Illinois'​ first state park.


Today, Fort Massac is a captivating reminder of days gone by, a fascinating excursion through the entire course of American history, and the perfect place to relax in soothing natural surroundings.


The nearly 1,500-acre park is perfect for picnics, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, and seasonal hunting programs.  The park also has an 18-hole disc golf course.


Fort Massac State Park is also home to special events that bring to life Colonial and early American history, including the popular Fort Massac Encampment festival each October, and fascinating interpretive programs year round at the park and the Fort Massac Visitor Center​.




















Park Information:

Southern Illinois

1308 E. 5th Street






Fort Massac site map

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