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Giant City Site Interpreter

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Nestled in the Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park was named for the unique impressions made by its massive sandstone structures and a landscape like none other, clothed in lush garments of fern, moss, large flowering mints, hundreds of species of wild flowers and more than 75 varieties of towering trees.

A highlight of Giant City State Park is the Visitor Center. The center provides interpretive displays on the geology, plants, animals and history of the park. Enjoy a 10-minute film about the park in the audio-visual room. The visitor center also offers information about other tourist destinations in southern Illinois.
All park visitors are encouraged to stop by the Visitors Center to peruse seasonal desplays and to participate in a variety of activities offered throughout the year. Groups may want to coordinate a hike with our site interpreter or volunterr master naturalist. Please contact the site prior to your arrival to explore possibilites. 
Natural Resources Coordinator: Jennifer Randolph
Contact Information:
Giant City State Park
235 Giant City Road
Makanda, IL 62958

Giant City