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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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Illinois' third oldest state park is rich in history.

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Reminds me of my childhood

One of a kind park I've been visiting since I was a child. My parents and grandparents used to bring me here close to 40 years ago and not much has changed. It's as beautiful as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
adan m
sterling , il
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sterling , il
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of a kind park I've been visiting since I was a child. My parents and grandparents used to bring me here close to 40 years ago and not much has changed. It's as beautiful as it was years ago with fords you drive your vehicle through instead of bridges, to the old log cabins you can rent to stay... More 

Thank adan m
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

White Pines is a pleasant little state park. Lots to like: 1) The fords! How often do you get to drive through a creek? I always get a kick out of this. 2) Nice hiking and you can stroll on nearly all of the trails in a morning or afternoon visit. Print out a map in advance of your visit,... More 

Thank IlliniTrav
Bartlett, Illinois
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit or spend a couple of days very nice short to moderate trails with some outstanding canyon and river views

Thank George W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incedible views and hiking. Cozy clean cottages. Crackling firepits in the fall air. Warm friendly staff. Delectable chocolates in the gift shop. Great food and breakfasts at the restaurant but the pan fried walleye was outstanding! Highly recommended.

Thank reeeally ?
Oregon, Illinois
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place to take the family camping or on a picnic. Lots of trails, fishing and just enjoying nature.

Thank Jet P
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We take a 2 1/2 hour trip from Milwaukee to this park at least twice a year. The park setting never fails to thrill us. In September we brought ingredients to make Smores and sat around the firepit with other guests and toasted our marshmallows and ate Smores. Firewood is for sale in the gift shop.

Thank Bess W
Monticello, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Cozy night in the cabin, complete with a bon fire in the fire ring by the cabin. Hiked on the well maintained, scenic trails in the park.

Thank Kathy R
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Beautiful and expansive park. Watch out for the yellow jackets. I stayed in the Knotty Pine cabin and it was quiet and quaint. P.S. If it's important to you, there in NO cell service. So, plan all calls in advance.

Thank CB J
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great trails that are marked and maps are available. Most of the trails are flat, but if you want to venture out their are some nice views if you choose to take those trails.

Thank Tom865
Cissna Park, IL
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Spent 40th anniversary in 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps cabin in White Pines Forest State Park. Wonderful vintage 12 by 20 foot cabins have been updated with an attached bathroom with indoor plumbing and a/c without losing the charm. Each cabin has a unique hand made stone fireplace that has been converted to gas. There was a TV with DVD/VCR, but... More 

Thank Rick D

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