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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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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Park City, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I liked the park where I get a good scenic view and that some of the trails are nice and I like some of the trees there.

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Sunday Dinner buffet was exceptional with everything you can think of on one buffet. The "rustic" dining area was a great atmosphere with the waiters being very attentive and helpful. Will definitely be back if in the area again. Thank you!!!

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Berkeley, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

beautiful camp sites but freight trains go by every hour blowing their horns which kept us up all night. If it wasn't for that we would go back to camp there. The other downside was there was only one shower house with flushing toilets. all other restrooms are non flushing toilets that stink.

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