McLeansboro is located in southern Illinois in Hamilton County (of which it is the county seat) about 25 miles southeast of Mt. Vernon along Highway 142 east of Rend Lake.
5,800-acre Ten Mile Creek SFWA welcomes hunters and fishermen as well as hikers and campers. Smaller Hamilton County State Park/Dolan Lake offers about 80 acres of recreation area with 60 campsites for area users. Boat rentals are also available.
Conservation & Natural Areas Hamilton County Conservation Area |
Illinois Counties Hamilton County |
Illinois State Parks Hamilton County State Park |
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12/02 Coming to The 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.