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Dixon Springs State Park

Address: R.R. #2, Box 178, Route 146, Golconda, IL 62938
Phone Number: 618.949.3394
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Ranked #8 of 9 Attractions in Golconda
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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English first
Chicago suburbs
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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 

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Newburgh, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Austin, Texas, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Paducah, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
78 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 

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Marion, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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153 reviews 153 reviews
29 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Central Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2009

We camped here this past weekend in a travel trailer, had never been to the area before. GOOD *Very pretty with tons of fun rocks to climb *Nice stream to play in, pretty waterfall *Clean, nicely paved roads/sites *Nice public pool with waterslide BAD *Shower/bathroom facilities are bad. The only shower is available in the public pool during pool hours--very... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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139 reviews 139 reviews
122 attraction reviews
427 helpful votes 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2008

Perhaps it was because I was in the middle of reading the Bridge to Terabithia; this place really reminded me of such a land. The park consists of a campground, a public pool, and a series of picnic pavilions/tables situated amongst springs and rock gardens. I would love to have this park in my back yard, truthfully. On my visit,... More 

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