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White Pines Forest State Park

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Address: 6712 West Pines Road, Mount Morris, IL 61054
Phone Number: 815-946-3717
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Description: Illinois' third oldest state park is rich in history.

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Cleanest campground I've ever been to

Beautiful park awesome campground. ...out houses do no smell like typical out houses...very clean...bath house has flush toilets also VERY clean!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park awesome campground. ...out houses do no smell like typical out houses...very clean...bath house has flush toilets also VERY clean!

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illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This park is a great part of my entire life living only 5 miles from it. Many memories of hiking the trails, picnics, eating at the lodge, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Went here in the fall to camp. It wasn't crowded at all. It was very scenic and beautiful. Creepy at night though since hardly any people were around during that time.

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a large group for the Buffet. Food was great with large selections of everything. Great Deserts. Rather large dinning facility.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I can still remember going to White Pines with my parents to picnic & hike. Pine Creek wanders through the park, crossing the road in several areas & I remember my dad, instead of slowing down as advised, speeding up as we drove through the water so it would make a huge splash. My dad & I would laugh &... More 

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danville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Dinner Theatre is located in the White Pines State Park. A complete package can be purchased including, cabin, show and 3 meals ($193 for 2) or just the show. The prices are unbelievably low but the quality of the whole program is 5 stars. There is a Matinee and evening show. They change the shows weekly with different themes... More 

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Northwest Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I enjoyed a wonderful Sunday of hiking with a Sierra club group to see spring wildflowers in mid-April at White Pines Forest State Park. We saw 25+ varieties. The hiking trails wander all throughout the park, many on bluffs looking down towards the river areas. Most of the trails are short - but you have to do take more than... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I've already reviewed the cabins separately, giving my praises. The entire park is so peaceful and well kept. I can't say enough good things about it. What impressed me most is how clean everything is and all of the staff we encountered - in the office/gift shop, in the restaurant, and the cleaning crews - are very friendly and helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

What I liked Great rustic setting plenty to do even the winter,wagon rides, pick out your christmas tree, great dinner theater at the lodge. Great country cooking at the lodge restaurant. Quaint historic cabins to stay in (the cabins were originally built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps. during the Depression as part of F. D. R.'s New Deal for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We have stayed here overnight in one of the cabins which are quite rustic and dated, but hey, it is in the woods. The beds were not overly comfortable and the plastic covering the mattress tended to rustle during the night, but it is a nice place if you don't expect too many amenities. The lodge has a great Sunday... More 

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Address: Address: 6712 West Pines Road, Mount Morris, IL 61054
Phone Number: 815-946-3717
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Morris

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