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Wayne Fitzgerald State Park

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A gateway to the South Regions biggest outdoor playgrounds, this park is a paradise for recreation lovers of all ages. It offers outstanding opportunities for field trials, hunting, fishing, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, and hiking.

Rend Lake Resort overlooks the park's 18,000-acre reservoir of the same name.

Location: 11094 Ranger Rd., Whittington Illinois 62897 Telephone 618-629-2320 Toll Free: 800-633-3341

Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Cairo) Fort Defiance State Park
(Makanda) Giant City State Park
(McLeansboro) Hamilton County State Park
(Baldwin) Kaskaskia River State Park
(Murphysboro) Lake Murphysboro State Park
(Pinckneyville) Pyramid State Park

07/10 Coming to The Whittington area
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Clay City Pottery Festival Clay City IN June8-9 The activities are centered around the pottery that is over 126 years old and still operated by the fourth generation of the founders of the pottery. Other events of interest are a craft show and sale, flea market, antique cars and farm equipment, area yard sales, and the annual quilt show organized by the Clay City Calico Quilters. There are also many food stands all around town.