Lusk Creek facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLusk Creek
|Main source||Pope County, Shawnee National Forest|
|River mouth||Confluence with the Ohio River at Golconda|
Lusk Creek flows through the Lusk Creek Canyon, which is perhaps the wildest place in Illinois. Only a single bridge crosses the creek. The watershed is almost entirely within the Shawnee National Forest, and includes the Lusk Creek Wilderness Area. The entire watershed is within Pope County. The creek is about 31.8 miles (51.2 km) in length.
The creek is named for Maj. James Lusk and the Lusk family that operated Lusk's Ferry near where the creek enters the Ohio River.
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