Lake Murphysboro is a 145-acre lake surrounded by rolling hills and woods. The lake's gentle hills and sandy shores provide a popular retreat for bank fishing. Anglers can enjoy casting for channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, redear sunfish, and bluegill. Boaters and anglers will also enjoy an accessible fishing pier and boat transfer station. The park has 20 tent campsites and 54 trailer sites with electricity. They also have 3 class A handicapped sites and one B/S handicapped site. Hikers will enjoy connecting with the plant and animal life within the park on the 3 mile nature trail.