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Murphysboro, Illinois

Lake Murphysboro State Park

Murphysboro, Illinois


52 Cinder Hill Dr
Murphysboro, Illinois 62966
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Sites: 74
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.778312026099
Longitude: -89.387600603516
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) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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8 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Small campground, but very nice. Typical State Park. Lots of trees. Even sites. One spigot for water. And you'll need a loooong hose for reaching it. Families and dogs everywhere. Great for walking and there is a large grassy area for the kids to play on as well as a playground. Beautiful views of the lake. Bathrooms were filthy. Camphost said he is not the one responsible for cleaning them. We camped at Lake Murphysboro State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Unknown
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 154
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 78

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
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". For a state park, the sites are pretty small and close together, but certainly bigger than most commercial RV parks. 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 up hill 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. We camped at Lake Murphysboro State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a Walmart a few miles away on the other side of Murphysboro town.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Electric hookup only but that was fine. Water at spigot only and there were 2 for the entire campground. Dump station nearby up a steep hill - was on incline making it difficult to completely empty. This is a beautiful, quiet park with an abundance of bluebirds! Fishing good. Camp host tried his best to be helpful and very personable. He is spread way too thin though. Grills were not in good shape. We went and bought our own. Toilets were out toilets. We camped at Lake Murphysboro State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Have stayed in this campground 4 years in a row in early Autumn. Love the lakeside sites. We have a 38 1/2 ft 5th wheel and it fits fine. Weather was not very good this year, but still very scenic and lots of wildlife to see. Water available and Electric at each site. Dump station is on your way out of the park, but you need to look for it. Not many people in the park, so it was quiet there. The campground host was around to keep an eye on things, but didn't bug us every day. We will stay here again. We camped at Lake Murphysboro State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Murphysboro and Carbondale are close. Stores and such are not far away. We highly recommend Pagliai's pizza on Illinois Street in Carbondale. It's very good. Have a beer while you're there. It's good too!

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here in March so it wasn't a busy time of year; we had the place to ourselves. The sites are surprisingly close together and we couldn't find a single one that was level. They are in definite need of additional gravel or something so they aren't totally muddy. The only ones with concrete pads were the handicapped ones. This is a great location with lots of birds and wildlife on the lake and in the woods. I won't return, however, unless they do some improvements. Note: They advertise a dump station but it is not marked and is not close to the campground -- although the map shows that it is. The map was mistaken in several other ways as well. Also, the water was shut off for the winter, so all we could access was electric. There was no shower house and the vault toilets were very dirty. Disappointing. We camped at Lake Murphysboro State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Rate is for off season. Quiet park on Lake Murphysboro. Us and our friends were the only two in the park for 4 nights. Water available and dump station available. Good stable power. Lots of wildlife to see. Kingfisher, geese, eagle, herons, deer, turkey, and squirrel. Plus the town folks who drive through the park and campground to see who is there and what is going on. Trees were turning and very pretty. We've stayed in this park 3 years now and would definitely return again. We camped at Lake Murphysboro State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Rate reflects off season. We stayed starting on a Sunday to Thursday. Nice quiet park. Dump station, 30 amp service, water available for fill ups. No firewood in the park this year. Normally there is free firewood. Lots of wildlife, deer, turkey, herons, geese, ducks. Some train noise which is evident both day and night. Fishing on the lake and Lake Kinkaid is close also. About 15 TV stations available on antenna. We camped at Lake Murphysboro State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Nice quiet campground. Sits on the Lake with a few lake front sites available. Largest sites will accommodate a 35' rig. No Wi-Fi, but good cell signal. Two campgrounds, one for RV's and one for tent campers. Lake for fishing, showers available but not in the campground. No beach or swimming allowed. Free firewood. We camped at Lake Murphysboro State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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