kids encyclopedia robot

Lusk Creek facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Lusk Creek
Physical characteristics
Main source Pope County, Shawnee National Forest
River mouth Confluence with the Ohio River at Golconda

Lusk Creek is a creek located in southeastern Illinois. It is a tributary of the Ohio River, which it joins 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.

kids search engine
Lusk Creek Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.