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Address: R.R. #2, Box 178, Route 146, Golconda, IL 62938
Phone Number: 618.949.3394
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Not really a state park...

This would be more like a city owned or maybe county park, but I was shocked it was state park. I have spent time in Illinois state parks but never camped at one. First, if you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2014
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Austin, Texas, United States
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place to relax and eat lunch. Also have a really nice pool with a kids size water slide. Also conveniently located next to the chocolate factory. I recommend the ice cream after a refreshing swim.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Not very extensive but well maintained. Not very big either; we walked virtually the entire park in a short time. Note that right outside the park entrance is a great chocolate-making business that sells various chocolates by weight. A nice break

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Chicago suburbs
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If Illinois is looking to save some money, this is one park that could be closed down. The campground itself was fine for a few nights. We had a hard time finding a suitable site for our travel trailer. They are not level. We finally got our trailer leveled and went to plug in and found that the electrical box... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We just drove through quickly and planned to do some hiking but there was nothing there other than a pool which was small and overcrowded. I wouldn't waste your time unless you just want to go swimming.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This would be more like a city owned or maybe county park, but I was shocked it was state park. I have spent time in Illinois state parks but never camped at one. First, if you tent and don't want the primitive sites there was only one or 2 flat sites for a tent. So in an almost empty park... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Calming place to enjoy with your family. Rustic trails and many rocks to climb on. Beautiful. The park staff was accommodating and friendly. There's a public pool with water slide. The staff there were very knowledgeable, friendly and great with the kids!! Wonderful experience

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Westville, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

A park that desperately needs some money for basic improvements. The campground is visually nice. We had a site we could be pleased with. Free fire wood. Unfortunately, there are no flush toilets or showers. We were by ourselves for 2 nights, which is unheard of in a good state park. Every morning & at random times during the day,... More 

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Marion, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Very nice State park. There are several small but beautiful churches here from era's ago. For a great treat afterward we go across the HWY to the Chocolate factory. Foe a homemade ice cream treat.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Just a beautiful place, unfortunate that people decide to trash some areas...lovely place to hike and simply enjoy.

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Effingham, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Do not bring your family to this park. We were hiking on a marked trail with young kids ages 9, 7, 3, and 17 months old. We were enjoying ourselves until we heard something, turned around, and there were cops with bullet proof vests, assault rifles and bloodhounds searching for an escaped prisoner. Needless to say, the kids were terrified!... More 

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Address: R.R. #2, Box 178, Route 146, Golconda, IL 62938
Phone Number: 618.949.3394
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Golconda

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