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Camping Available at Mermet Springs

Bring your camper or tent and stay with Mermet Springs.  

Electric hookups for RVs and Campers​
  • 30 Volt Amp Camper Hook-up Per Two People, Per night ($25)

  • Per Person, Per Night for Additional Persons in Campers ($8)

  • Sites must be reserved in advance and held by a credit card to ensure space


Primitive Tent Camping is also available for all divers & guests:
  • Fire pits available at each campsite

  • Sites are first-come, first serve

  • Cost is only $8.00 per camper per night


Off Site Accommodations:

*RATES: Mermet Springs attempts to keep all rate information current. However, hotels sometimes change rates without notice or have black-out weekends. Please call the hotel and confirm all rates before making a reservation.

Egyptian Hills Resort - The Ultimate Outdoor Family


This resort borders the Shawnee National Forest which extends over 280,000 acres of rough mountaintops and rugged rock formations between the natural borders of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Whether planning a single activity or multiple activities for your group, Egyptian Hills can act as your personal concierge in planning your ultimate outdoor family vacation.

  • Egyptian Hills Resort

  • 75 Egyptian Pkway Creal Springs, IL 62922

  • Phone: 618-364-8088 or 618-996-3449  and don't forget to mention your with "Mermet Springs"



Egyptian Hills Resort's cabins and chalets sit next to soothing, running streams and waterfalls – with breathtaking lake front views. Each cabin/chalet features a full kitchen, living room, large deck, full bedroom, 2 loft bedrooms and full bath.

Other onsite facilities include; coffee bar, pizza restaurant, gourmet hot panini sandwiches, ice cream parlor, beer and wine, convenience store, bait shop and boating supplies. To help you keep up with the outside world, broadband internet and computers are available. Our marina is equipped with fuel dock, boat ramp, boat/slip rentals and trailer storage,.


Metropolis Illinois Accommodation

Holiday Inn Express  Metropolis

To received the $94 Diver Rate you must use this link - Holiday Inn Express Mermet Springs Rate

  • PLEASE NOTE: We have noticed a computer glitch.  If you try to book more then one night and do not receive the diver rate try booking each night individually.  If this does not work you can call the manager directly at 618-524-8899.

  • Complimentary deluxe hot breakfast

  • Free High-speed internet

  • Heated Indoor pool

  • Fitness Center

Baymont Inn and Suites


$45 rate Sunday-Thursday
$55-$59 rate Friday and Saturday (based upon availability)

  • Indoor Heated Pool

  • Whirlpool

  • Exercise Facilities

  • Meeting Room

  • Whirlpool Suites Available

  • Complimentary Newspaper in Lobby

  • AAA Three Diamond Rated

  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available

  • Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access


The Farm on Deer Run Air BNB

​Only $125 per night

Click here to book on-line and more information.

  • Kitchen

  • 2 Bedroom with 3 beds

  • 1 bath

  • 52" HDTV

  • Hair dryer

  • WiFi

  • Pets allowed

  • Central Heat and Air

An entire residential home that can accommodate up to 6 guests.  It features 2 bedrooms with 3 beds, 1bath, a full kitchen and 2 sitting rooms.  Come and enjoy a genuine country experience.  Located a half mile down a red gravel road, the country farm house is only 15 minutes from Paducah KY or 10 minutes to Fort Massac State Park.

Shawnee Suites and Cottage
  • 1308 S Broadway, Goreville IL 62939

  • Telephone: 405-704-3917

  • Standard Suite - $129 per night; one queen bed, one sleeper sofa, large flat screen tv, kitchenette, microwave, refrigerator, high speed WiFi

  • Deluxe Suite - $149 per night; one queen bed, four twin beds, fully-equipped kitchen, 2 baths, living area, couch, table, large flat screen tv, high speed WiFi

  • Family Cottage - $149 per night; one queen bed, four twin beds, fully-equipped kitchen, two baths, living area, couch, table, large flat screen tv, high speed WiFi


Shawnee Trails Lodging and Sites is dedicated to creating the prefect, relaxing vacation experience for you and yours.  If you are ready for an affordable, rustic getaway surrounded by a breathtaking national forest then look no further!

Cedar Ridge Whitetails Retreat

Only $128 per night

Click here to book and more information

  • 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 8 guests

  • 2 baths

  • Kitchen

  • TV

  • Free Washer

  • Free Dryer

  • Refrigerator

  • Air Conditioning

Forget your worries in this spacious and serene space in the beautiful countryside.  Perfect spot for enjoying all that Southern Illinois has to offer.  Lots of wildlife to see.

Ruffing it Rentals
  • 10 Deer Ridge Rd, Golconda IL

  • 614-699-CAMP


Ruffing it Rentals, Inc. is a local family-owned camper rental business.  We currently have 3 campers in our fleet.  We also offer local delivery.  Come and take a look, your adventure awaits!

  • Phin's Den - Queen size bed, $100 per night

  • Wagging Wanderer - can sleep up to 10, $105 per night

  • Trixie's Trekker - one queen and 2 double beds, $126 per night

Camping at State Park
  • Rustic Fort Massac State Park

  • 1308 E. 5th St., Metropolis, IL 62960

  • Telephone: (618) 524-9321 or (618) 524-4712

  • Located 13.5 miles south of Mermet Springs on U.S. Rt. 45


Experience the scenic splendor of Southern Illinois with plenty of outdoor fun and time-telling events at Fort Massac State Park. Overlooking the mighty Ohio River from the southern tip of Illinois, this majestic location has been preserved and maintained since 1908, when it became Illinois' first state park. Today, Fort Massac is a captivating reminder of days gone by, a fascinating excursion through the entire course of American history, and the perfect place to relax in soothing natural surroundings and explore life as it was lived when our country was young. The historic site is a replica of the 1802 American fort that was on site. The historic fort area contains 2 barracks, 3 block houses, officer quarters, well, stockade along with a fraise fence. The site also has the archaeological outline of the 1757 French Fort. There is also a visitors center/office complex along with an area for the museum. Actual re-creations of pioneer life of the 1700s during the annual Fort Massac Encampment and several living history weekends each year bring the past to life, letting you experience it yourself. With all this, and the picnicking, camping, hiking, boating and hunting opportunities available in the rest of the 1,450-acre area, Fort Massac State Park is an alluring, complete and self-contained family vacation spot.

  • Class A camping -- $20 per day

  • Electric hookups, Dump station, Shower buildings, Level sights, water available if you provide a 50 ft. hose

  • Primitive Tent Camping  -- $10 per day


Paducah Kentucky Accommodations


Auburn Place Suites

3994 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah KY 42001

Telephone (270) 444-7667

Auburn Place Suites Paducah

Diver rate for either a one room suite with 2 queen beds or single king bed is $79 + tax.  To receive the rate call and ask for the Mermet Springs rate.

  • 24 hour business center

  • Complimentary wired and wireless internet access

  • Fitness center

  • Indoor pool

  • Complimentary hot breakfast served daily featuring biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles, cereals, breads, yogurt, fruit and sausage

  • Milk and cookies served in the lobby during the evening

Drury Inn Paducah

East of Exit 4 on I-24, 3975 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, Ky. 42001
Telephone (270) 443-3313

Rates will vary so please call ahead.  Ask for the Mermet Springs discount to receive 5% off!

  • Includes: Hot breakfast, evening kick-back meal, indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center.


Pear Tree Inn by Drury

Just off Exit 4 at I-24, 4910 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, Ky. 42001
Telephone (270) 444-7200

Weekday and Weekend rate: room w/ 2 Double Beds or 1 queen bed $71.99 + tax for single, and $10 per each additional adult. Includes full, hot breakfast.

Any group needing 10 or more rooms and frequent visitors can call Gabrielle at 800-445-9410 for additional assistance. 

Days Inn

Exit 4 on I-24, 3901 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, KY 42001
Telephone: (270) 442-7500

Mermet Springs Diver rate: All rooms, 1-4 occupants, $49.99 + tax per night

  • Check in after 2:00 p.m., Check out by 11:00 p.m.

  • Outdoor pool open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  • Continental breakfast includes Belgian waffles!!

Fairfield Inn & Suites Paducah

3950 Coleman Crossing Circle, Paducah, KY 42001

(270) 422-1700

  • Rates will vary so please call ahead.  Ask for the Mermet Springs discount to receive 8% off!

  • Microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator in all rooms.

  • Complimentary WiFi.

  • Workout room and pool.

  • Complimentary breakfast buffet.

  • Plenty of truck & RV parking.


Local Areas of Interest
Camping at Mermet Springs
Egyptian Hills Resort
Baymont Inn and Suites
Rustic Fort Massac State Park
Drury Inn Paducah
Days Inn Paducah
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