Lake Kinkaid encompasses over 2,700 acres and offers boaters, swimmers and fishermen alike countless hours of fun in the sun. 

Riverside park along the Big Muddy serves up shaded picnics,bike trails and concerts from the Riverside Park band shell.

Welcome to Murphysboro!

Conveniently located at the junctions of Routes 13, 127 and Rt 149 in western southern Illinois.  It is the hometown of General John Alexander Logan and currently home to 7,970 people (2010 US Census).

Murphysboro is the home of the Apple Festival!


It’s the oldest and largest alcohol free festival in southern Illinois. It takes place every year for 5 days on the second weekend after Labor Day. While attending the festival, you can watch stage shows, the queen contest, apple pie eating contests, ride rides at the carnival and so much more!

Here you will find the seventh-oldest park district in the State of Illinois! Its mission is “to provide recreational and leisure time opportunities to our community and surrounding area in unique, beautiful, historic, safe settings”. It offers three parks for picnics, a pavilion for gatherings, a band shell, a playground and a rec center.

Murphysboro, the county seat of Jackson, is full of historic homes, cobblestone streets and friendly faces.  Located along the north line of the Shawnee National Forest, this community is less than two hours southeast of St Louis, providing the easiest access anywhere in southern Illinois into the Metro-East region and then a short drive across the river to everything St Louis has to offer.

Homes of all price ranges can be found in Murphysboro.  The median home price is $80,000.  Established neighborhoods in the core of the community and lovely new subdivisions around the peripheral of town provide an abundance of choices and prices to consider.  Just click on the Search MLS tab in the menu bar above to begin shopping all the homes available throughout Murphysboro.