The picturesque 1,600 acres offers hiking, fishing, picnicking and over 1,500 camping hook-ups. The fairground is host to major equestrian events, RV conventions, motocross races, monster truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, the Du Quoin State Fair and more.
Fish the 75-acre Dolan Lake (with 3 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 18 feet) for largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, channel catfish, and bullheads. Within the 1,683-acre Illinois state park are picnic areas with tables, outdoor stoves, and drinking water. Horseback and hiking trails as well as playground equipment are available, and a concession stand operates from April 1 to Oct. 31. Cabins and camping available.