Southern Illinois has many parks and areas ideal for enjoying the great outdoors. Hikes of varying distance and difficulty. Ferne Clyffe State Park just outside of Goreville, Il, is a favorite spot. The SHARK’s group has at least one outing a year at Ferne Clyffe. Other parks include Giant City State Park, Shawnee National Forrest, Cache River, Dixon Springs State Park, Rend Lake, Fort Massac, Tunnel Hill, Cave In Rock State Park, Bell Smith Springs, Jackson Falls, and many more areas.
While hiking you never know what you will see including Frost Flowers.