Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, IL

April 2017

Illinois’ First State Park

Fort Massac State Park

1308 E. 5th Street

Metropolis, IL 62960

Phone: 618-524-4712


Rate: You have to go through Reserve America to get your reservation set, but the rate is $20 per night and a $5 reservation fee.

Lot: This is a medium sized state park with a small RV Park in it. The lots are gravel based and relatively level. All lots are back-in.

Lot Map

Amenities: Electric – 30 and 50 amp, Water – faucets are available to fill your fresh water but no full hook-up, Sewer – No, but dump station is available, TV – No, Internet – No

Other Conveniences: Showers, Playground for kids, Museum, Fishing, Boating, Hiking and Biking Trails

Other Inconveniences: No Dog Walk Area, No Laundry

Positives: This is a State Park; mature trees abound. The park is adjacent to the Ohio River and the town of Metropolis. Being in a park, it is relatively quiet. Even though you are in a park setting, you are very near eating, gas and shopping venues. Metropolis also hosts a casino on the river about a mile from the park. The rate is very reasonable.

Negatives: Other than the electric, you are pretty much boondocking.

This is my hometown, so I enjoyed staying here because I could visit my grandchildren. My unbiased view is this is a nice quiet park that would be nice to visit for a weekend or a week.

Gravel Based, Level Lots

Playground for Kids

Showers and Bathrooms

Old Fort and George Rogers Clark Statue overlooking the Ohio River

Our Set-Up

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