Experience life at the lake

Lake of Egypt and Southern Illinois offers an assortment of activities for all ages and guests! No matter the time of year or the weather during your stay, there is surely something to do to get the most out of your trip. To get outdoors, hike in some of the largest and most beautiful state and national parks in the country. Experience the lake and the lake and all it has to offer

Hiking & Adventure

Located in the Shawnee National Forest, you are in nature’s backyard when you walk out the front door.  As Illinois’s only national forest, Shawnee is located in the southern part of the state and contains seven wilderness areas, including the Garden of the Gods. Among the many miles of hiking trails in the forest is the River to River Trail, which is 160 miles long.

Ferne Clyffe is located just a few miles down the road and we are a short drive away from intriguing adventures from cave explorations and the Garden of the Gods.

Learn more about the area to plan your adventure today!

Wine Tasting & Breweries

Southern Illinois is famous for the Shawnee Wine Trail and the vineyards surrounding the area. 11 wineries populate the area and visitors can follow the trail from Carbondale to just north of Anna and swing back up towards Murphysboro for a fun day of wine tasting and activities!

Click below to learn more about the Trail and each of the wineries along it!

Experience Lake of Egypt

The lake never disappoints! From floating on the water, fishing, tubing, the live music in the marinas and late night star-gazing, there’s an activity for all ages and people to take part in! Our properties have access to a dock to park your own boat at and the local ramps are just down the road.

Don’t have your own boat but interested in participating in lake activities? You can rent a pontoon boat or jet skis on the lake and explore on your own!

Incredible Golf Courses

Bring your clubs and play from a selection of courses that are sure to be like nothing you have played before! The beauty and terrain of Southern Illinois makes for a fun day on the links while taking in your surroundings. Click on the image above to learn more about our local golf courses that make for a fun trip when visiting!

Things to Do On Rainy Days

Every so often, the weather at the lake doesn’t always cooperate and the rain keeps everyone inside. Don’t let that stop you from experiencing adventure and fun during your stay! There are plenty of things to do during your time in and around Lake of Egypt, from indoor waterparks and sports, to museums and other historical elements of Southern Illinois.

Take a look and see what you can do just in case you have less than perfect weather during your stay!