9.2 Excellent
Goreville, Illinois

Ferne Clyffe State Park

Goreville, Illinois

Goreville, Illinois
Phone: (618) 995-2411

Sites: 59
Recent Rate: $20 5/2014

Latitude: 37.5325227554897
Longitude: -88.9672048439026

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

9 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Ferne Clyffe is a truly beautiful park. This is not an RV Park/Resort it is a campground. It does accommodate large RV's with some pull through sites. There are electric sites, tent sites, and backpack camping opportunities. Most sites were fairly level, we were able to level without any blocks, others used some but didn't seem to struggle. All sites have some shade. Clean, spacious campsites. Potable water located throughout campground. One set of pit toilets on each campground loop and a nice and clean bathroom and shower house in the middle. Aluminum recycling and garbage dumpster. Sewer dump station. Multiple playgrounds, picnic areas, and shelters throughout the park. Excellent hiking trails; if you don't do any you at least need to do the one at the back parking lot that leads to the waterfall, this is a nice level path, more like a maintenance road. Gorgeous rock formations, butterflies, and other wildlife. Stream is big enough to splash in but not swim. Lake is for fishing only, no boats - not even kayaks and no swimming. The lake is very pretty. Some folks took their kayaks to Cache River Wetlands and reported they had a good time. If you like some beer etc while camping make sure you bring it with you. The nearby town of Goreville is dry. Also, there was no campground host while we were at the park so get your ice in Goreville and your firewood from the boyscout, on your honor, wood lot in Goreville, across the road from Cheers gas station and behind the other local gas station. At the time we were there it was $4.00 a bundle and you put your money in the lock box. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 275
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 43

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This State Park is a bit of a drive from the Interstates, but worth it for us to be in a nice park. The roads to the campground are all good but a bit lacking in directional signs. The interior roads are paved and the pads are gravel. There are two camping areas, one along a road paralleling the main road and one on a more-traditional loop. We thought the second area was nicer so chose it for our camping spot. Several of the sites were not very level, but we found a relatively level site since the park only had ten or so other campers during our off-season visit. The sites are relatively well separated but there is not much vegetation for privacy. A very nice and helpful attendant came by to collect our camping fee. There is no water at the sites, but it is available at the dump station. There are several nice hiking trails in the park and nearby is a nice wildlife refuge (Crab Orchard) and wonderful bike trail (Tunnel Hill – start in the town of Vienna and go north to the tunnel). The campground is heavily treed, but we were able to find a hole in the trees for our portable dish to work. Our Verizon phone and data (4G) worked well. We had originally planned on staying only one night but extended our stay because of the attractions in the area. We would certainly stay here again. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice State Park. The sites look nice: big, and level. Campground hosts were very nice and friendly. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I got here late and left early due to travel restraints. Wished I could have stayed longer. Grass was mowed and neat. Lots of shade. I stayed in a tent in an RV site in case I needed a fan. Everything appeared in great shape. Hope I get the chance to visit again. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Now THIS is what I call camping, everything you need, NOTHING you don't. Its the perfect place to take the family, relax and enjoy the outdoors. Close to everything Southern IL has to offer. Would stay here anytime we are around this area, absolutely PERFECT!!!! We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Has 30A service. About 2.5 miles off I-24. We were here just overnight but would stay longer if we had a chance. Appears to be a nice area to explore. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 160
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Deer Ridge Campground: attractive & shady; sites reasonably large, newer electric (20, 30 and 50 amps available). Sites graveled, some level. Two loops; the one with the playground is more popular & fills up more on weekends. Trails are nice, though could be somewhat better marked. (Trails in the disconnected section of the park, west of the town of Goreville, are another matter, and users will need a high-clearance 4WD vehicle to access the road to them!) Fishing lake in the park as well. Campground is popular with locals but still had room the weekend we were there. Restroom facilities etc. typical of Illinois state parks, kept clean. Campground hosts friendly. Firewood can be purchased in town. TV reception (via antenna) surprisingly good, perhaps because of the CG's location on top of a ridge. The (separate) tent-only campground was mostly walk-in sites, some close to the parking area & some way back in the woods - very nice. Pit toilets in that area; users would need to drive to Deer Ridge for the showers. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here in chilly November and still liked the park and area. It is not fancy. There are lots of trees and deer. The Ferne Clyffe and the trail that takes you to them is a must see! Most sites were level, tree covered, with 30 amp service. We camped in a 40 foot motor home. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

What a pleasant and well maintained campground. However, the thing we liked about the location was the easy access to the very attractive trails. The most scenic trails are within 15 minutes walking distance from campground. It's also an easy walk to the lake. The campground is at the top of the escarpment so you do have a steep but not backbreaking climb back to the campground. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Motorhome.

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