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Enjoyed our adjoining cabins, the fried chicken at the Lodge, the gift shop, and the beautiful setting. Food, other than the family-style fried chicken meals, seemed to be lacking. The spinach salad seemed soggy, and the tilapia was not really as described on the menu....More
Park is beautiful. Went when trees were peak fall colors took a trail a mile walk BEAUTIFUL. Visitor Center very impressive and informative. Had dinner at lodge very tasty. Highly recommend visiting here. You won’t be disappointed
We stayed here back the late 70's and ate here when our daughter was a student at SIU, but had never hiked the trails. The hiking was fairly easy and the scenery was fabulous. Make sure to hike the Giant City nature trail it is...More
Camped here for the first time over Labor Day weekend and it was great! Bathrooms and showers were clean and well maintained despite of what appeared to be a completely booked park. It was calm and peaceful, everyone seemed very respectful of each other and...More
Enjoyable horseback ride with experienced leaders. Enjoyed climbing the water tower and the 1 hour Nature trail with our dog. Stopped by the Scratch Brewing Company on the way back to Kinkaid Lake Sportsmans Lodge to go boating on Kinkaid Lake. Very enjoyable day in...More
America has a great tradition for preserving National parks and many of them are famous worldwide but there are many smaller preserved areas ( not designated national parks ) which are hidden gems
Giant city state park in Carbondale is one such gem with many...More
I had such a good time at Giant City State Park! I was on a road trip with no real set destinations. The tourist magazine at my hotel had some pictures of Giant City State Park, so I decided to try it out. The GPS...More
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no mountain, but many sandstone cliffs along a river valley..... back in the day, like in the 80's, giant city was a rappelling destination, but not sure nowadays..... prolly better to make the relatively short trek to... More
no mountain, but many sandstone cliffs along a river valley..... back in the day, like in the 80's, giant city was a rappelling destination, but not sure nowadays..... prolly better to make the relatively short trek to little grand canyon, where there are more aggressive trails.... hope this helps...happy trails!!