85 Glen O. Jones Road
Equality, IL, 62934
Saline County State Fish
& Wildlife Area, five miles southeast of Equality in southeastern Illinois,
was the site of springs and wells that furnished brine for one of the
two salt works in the area. Today, although the springs and wells are
not visible, the area primarily is a recreational site. The initial acquisition
of 524 acres of land was made in 1959 by the state of Illinois and the
total acreage now is 1,270 acres, including a beautiful 105-acre lake.
There is a large camping
area for both tents and trailers. A trailer disposal is available, but
electricity is not available. Campers must obtain a camping permit
from site personnel when they arrive at the area.
Four hiking trails
are designated - Lake, Cave Hill, River, and Wildlife Nature Trail. The
total length is nine miles. The site has several miles of horse trails
and a separate campground for riders and their horses is available.
To reach Saline County State Fish & Wildlife
Area, take Rt. 13 East from Harrisburg, turn right onto Rt 142, travel
1 mile, turn right, drive 5 miles to the Park entrance. From Eldorado,
go south on Rt. 142 approximately 7 miles, turn right just past the Saline
County State Fish & Wildlife sign and travel 5 miles to the park.
From the Ohio River bridge at Shawneetown, travel west on Rt. 13 to Rt.
142, turn left, drive 1 mile and turn right again just past the park sign
and drive 5 miles on the blacktop to the park.
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