Sunday, November 4, 2007
After spending all day Saturday exploring Shawnee National Forest, Amanda and I drove down to Cairo so that we could visit Illinois’ most Southern point and the confluence of the Ohio River and Mississippi River. There’s a nice park located right there.
Here, you can see where we parked on my GPS…..right at the southern-most tip of Illinois
Here’s a picture from the top of the lookout tower they built there. There was also a sun dial and some plaques around the area.
Here you can see the ripples in the water where the two rivers meet. It’s amazing how fast they were both moving.
Right at the tip
When we left the park, we took some backroads back to Carbondale though Shawnee National Forest again before heading home.