Swollen Gorge was a High Fantasy Society park started in late 1994 by a couple from Texas that moved to St. Marys, MO. He started a group on the Illinois side in Chester, and she started one in Perryville on the Missouri side. The groups united in play and held many events at a campsite north of Perryville. Attendance peaked in 1997 to about 65-75 total from both groups, and then dwindled fast. The last known event occurred in late 1999, attended by 12 players. Several of these players have moved on to the SCA, Amtgard, and various other LARPs.