Deerridge Campground, Ferne Cyffe State Park, Golconda, IL


August 2015


Park Entrance Sign


Camping Site Entrance Sign

Ferne Clyffe State Park

P.O. Box 10, IL Route 37 South

Goreville, IL 62939

PH: 618-995-2411

Amenities:  Water – Yes, Electric – Yes, Sewer – No individual connection, dump station available, TV – No, Internet – No

Rate: Daily Rate is $20-$30 Peak season, $20 Off Peak. No weekly or other rate furnished

Lots:  There are a few lots that would support a Class A or 5th Wheel but most are geared toward smaller pull behinds, B or small Cs, or tent camping.


Lot Map

Positives:  Ferne Clyffe is a beautiful place and cared for very well. With lake activities, a multitude of hiking trails, and lots of rocks to climb on, there’s something for everyone.

Negatives: As with many state parks, you only have water and electric on site, and the lots are built for smaller camping vehicles for the most part.

This place is made for weekend visitors or someone passing through; it is not for someone looking to stay more than a week or two.  But while you are here, there is plenty to do and lots to look at.  This is a beautiful state park.


Beautiful Camping area with plenty of shade


Tent Camping and Pop-Ups prevail


Some larger camper lots are available


Playgrounds and hiking trails provide fun for all


Then there’s the lake if you enjoy boating or other water sports


Facilities and showers are available


As well as a Dump Station.


Who wouldn’t enjoy a weekend in a beautiful park like this?


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