Portion of Lake Murphysboro SP reopens
MURPHYSBORO, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will reopen a portion of Lake Murphysboro State Park at noon on Thursday, May 21, while sections of the park remain closed due to severe damage that occurred during the May 8 storm that ripped through the region.
Lake Murphysboro State Park’s boat access area and concession facility will reopen, along with the Big Oak campground. Only Class A campsites will be open in the Big Oak campground.
All other areas of the park remain closed while cleanup of storm-damaged trees and debris continues. Some areas of the park remain impassible because of significant damage.
Lake Murphysboro State Park is located on Ill. Rt. 149 approximately two miles west of Murphysboro in Jackson County. For more information, contact the site office at 618/684-2867.