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  Rock Climbing Opportunities  

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Rock climbing is quickly becoming as popular an outdoor sport as camping, fishing or hiking. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recognizes this increasing trend. In an effort to provide this recreational opportunity, the following sites allow rock climbing with restrictions. Please contact the park office for their site specific requirements established for the safety of the outdoor enthusiast and the protection of the natural resources.

Ferne Clyffe State Park, Big Rocky Hollow ~ Cedar Bluff Areas

Giant City State Park, Bluff Area behind shelter #1 ~ Devil's Standtable Area

Mississippi Palisades, Sentinel Area, Twin Sisters and Indian Head

Use designated areas only. Know area use regulations before beginning your climb.


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