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Shedd Aquarium

Pyramid State Recreation Area

1562 Pyramid Park Road, Pinckneyville, IL 62274


Come and enjoy what Pyramid State Recreation Area has to offer!

Pyramid State Recreation Area consists of forested hills, lakes and ponds. Southern Illinois University owned and used 924 acres of the site for research, transferring the land to the state in 1968 for a State Recreation Area. Additional land acquisition, including acquisition of the Arch Mineral Properties and the purchase of the 520-acre satellite area known as Campbell Pond, brought the total overall acreage to 19,701. Pyramid SRA is the largest IDNR-managed site in Illinois. The name derives from a coal mine that once existed here.

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