This is the first in a series called Top 3 Gottados (Got to do). This series will spotlight interesting and unique areas that everyone enjoying the Shawnee Hills should look into.
With the first official day of spring arriving on March 20, I thought it would be nice start thinking about my favorite topic, Waterfalls! The last two days we have received an abundant amount of rain. Today, I once again “chased” waterfalls. Spring is an excellent time to get outside and stretch out those winter blues. What better way then discovering these three easy to get to treasures.
- Main Ferne Clyffe Waterfall – An easy .75 mile handicap accessible trail to the most scenic waterfall in Southern Illinois. Location: Of course Ferne Clyffe, just outside Goreville, IL.
- Burden Falls – Located near Eddyville, IL. From Bell Smith Springs turn left and then turn right at the first intersection. Stop at a Ranger Station for detailed directions.
- Rocky Bluff Falls – Located in the Crab Orchard National Refugee, near Devils Kitchen Lake. This is a US Fee Area must pay for a parking permit at the Refuge Headquarters. Can purchase at the Refuge Headquarters on the outside of Herrin, Il.
Disclaimer: Caution: Waterfalls can be dangerous. Rocks are slippery. Never get close to the edge. The author and Shawnee Hills Outdoors disclaim any liability or loss incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application on any information contained in this blog.