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White Pines Forest State Park

6712 West Pines Road, Mount Morris, IL 61054
815-946-3717
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Description: Illinois' third oldest state park is rich in history.
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Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There is poison ivy everywhere! Not a good place to hike with young children. It's growing up along tree by the cabins at the inn. You have to constantly be watching out for it along every path.

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Anna Maria, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We just had our wedding celebration here, and the ceremony across the road at the Wedding Canyon. We chose the site because it is mid-way between where our families live and because I spent summer vacations here with my family. The day, the weekend, could not have been more perfect. We rented nine cabins, gathered around bonfires each night and... More

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Pittsburgh, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This park is on the small side but has a lot to offer. The family tent campground was well-kept and nearly empty during our weekday stay. The hiking trails are well-marked and short enough for young hikers with little legs. We especially liked the Sleepy Hollow Trail which had multiple stream crossings by hopping across concrete barrels. The restaurant and... More

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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Staying with family in Rochelle this always makes for a nice trip out. Food is also tasty and fresh. With the gift shop next door with lots of interesting items to purchase it's a great place to find gifts to take back to the UK. To stay in a cabin is now on my wish list. Always good to see... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This park is very large and you will need two or three days at least if you want to hike majority of the trails. We stays at the Kable House Inn, located only 10 minutes from this location so it was easy to return for a quick dinner and head back out on the trails. Abundance of wildlife and depending... More

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Zion, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been at campgrounds that are much much worse, but I have also been to much better. Several of the camp sites are very hilly, and close together. The longest hiking trails were about 1.2 miles, so if your an avid hiker, you might be a little disappointed. View were good though. There are a few places where you... More

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Rochelle, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It has great hiking areas with beautiful sights. Great camping areas and they are very well kept. A great place to visit any time of the year.

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Earlville, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We loved this park! Beautiful views. Clean park! Neat bridges and gorgeous looking points. Can't wait to visit again

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Chicago, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Nice clean campsites with the woods behind us. We went on a weekend in early September after Labor Day and there were only a handful of other families there. Not crowded at all. Nice and quiet. The nice surprise was the little restaurant toward the back of the campground that's open for breakfast. Quite a treat after a night outside!

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We discovered White Pines last summer and went several times, with the kids and without. They have adorable one room log cabins with fireplaces within walking distance to the restaurant. The cabins are reasonably priced and perfect for a fall or early spring getaway or if your tent camping gets rained out. Tent camping at While Pines is great, too!... More

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