100A East Seright St.
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Phone: (618) 252-2442
Fax: (618) 252-2442
The Mantle Rock Nature Preserve is a part of the Trail of Tears significant to native American culture and history. The preserve covers 367 acres (148 hectares) of natural wooded area. Located off the U.S Highway 133, the Mantle Rock, that forms the center of preserve stretches to a whopping 188 feet (57 meters) in height. The naturally created sandstone structure had provided home to weary, war-beaten Cherokee travelers.
Ferne Clyffe State Park is a marvelous place with many natural beauties that will make a nature enthusiasts think that this is indeed heaven. It spans 2430 acres (983.39 hectares) of the striking Shawnee Hills and features several campsites, seven picnic spots, 18 unique trails, equestrian trail and campground, and a huge lake. Check out the unique geological formations and waterfalls while walking through the pathways or the abounding flora and fauna. Fish on the banks of the lake which is home to the bluegill, channel catfish, redear and largemouth bass. There are specific zones for hunters as well. Whether it is hiking through the picturesque woodlands, fishing, picnicking, camping or hunting, you will enjoy the recreational opportunities offered at this park.
Surrounded by 810 acres and located on a clear and deep lake, this marina offers bait, tackle, ice, and boat and canoe rentals. A small restaurant is on site. Fully equipped RVs are also available for rent.
General John Logan organized the first post-Civil War service here in 1866.
Camping, horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, rappelling, and hiking the Giant City Nature Trail, home of the
Registered as a National Historic District, you'll find over 50 historic homes on this street with some homes dating back to the early 1850's.
Featuring some of the most beautiful stained glass in Carbondale, this sandstone Gothic building was one of the four churches granted a site in the original plans for the town of Carbondale.
You'll find a great selection of books, magazines, and reference materials at this library as well as children's programs and computers for the public's use.
This beautiful 150 acre park features barbecue grills, shelters, softball fields, picnic grounds, hiking trails, and fishing for your enjoyment.
This is the smallest park in Carbondale but has many nice features including beautiful flower beds, a gazebo, playgrounds, a water fountain, and game tables.
Well known as the unique land of natural resources and a great place for educating oneself about nature, Henry N. Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center is an amazing place. Built in a way to protect the natural environment and to spread the idea of how to preserve the same through educating the people, and giving them a view of how the surrounding environment is preserved at this site. The site also offered recreational activities, museum, wetlands, hunting, hiking, fishing, watching wildlife, etc. where one can enjoy as well as learn.
Built in 1899 this structure is still a public library, and houses and extensive collection of genealogical records.