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Address: R.R. #2, Box 178, Route 146, Golconda, IL 62938
Phone Number: 618.949.3394
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Abundant WIldlife, Camping Facilites, Beautiful Plants and Trees, Nice Trails

After out little chocolate factory pig -out, we figured that we needed to alk some of those calories off and went to Dixion Springs State Park across the street. We were the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Ludowici Georgia
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Ludowici Georgia
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234 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

After out little chocolate factory pig -out, we figured that we needed to alk some of those calories off and went to Dixion Springs State Park across the street. We were the only ones there at that time at the very entrance to the park and got out with the dogs and walked around admiring the various plants and trees... More 

Thank MariefromGeorgia
Golconda, Illinois
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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great camping areas or just visit the park for the day. There is a fee for overnight campers. Some hiking trails and climbing areas but caution is advised especially after some wet weather. One of only 2 state parks that have a swimming pool. $5 bucks per person for swimming from 11:30a to 5:30p.... Pool is open from Memorial Day... More 

Thank George T
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Justin P
Wilmette, Illinois
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

Thank Neil F
Chicago suburbs
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87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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 

Thank romantictravel
Newburgh, Indiana
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank cubsrule2313
Austin, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

Thank Brian C
Paducah, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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221 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank CindyK48
Marion, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

Thank Andrea B

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