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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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Love the cabins and the fjords! Great hiking, some easy and some a bit more challenging but all do-able. Picturesque surroundings, even caught a few fish. Wish I lived closer as I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Love the cabins and the fjords! Great hiking, some easy and some a bit more challenging but all do-able. Picturesque surroundings, even caught a few fish. Wish I lived closer as I would visit more often.

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Mchenry
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We just love going here several times a year when we can. The state park is so peaceful and nice. If you can and get a chance be sure to spend the night in 1 of their log cabins! Great experience for the whole family! A romantic get away for just you and your honey!! We absolutely LOVE it!! They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice campsites. They were clean and well managed. The pit toilets were not too stinky, the showers were clean and the rangers were very cool. My only complaint is that the sites are not very private. If you want a bit of privacy I would recommend are #'s 48, 49, 60 & 61. We really liked the Sleepy Hollow and... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Fantastic State park. Grounds are very well kept and a wonderful place for camping and building family memories. Plenty of play areas and hiking trails. Wonderful lodge for meals. Excellent food. There is also a small gift store adjacent. There are rustic cabins available through the park. Heavily wooded with a stream running through the park.

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Canton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

we stopped in here while camping at Lowden State Park for the weekend. this place is beautiful. and it was full of people, not bad, just full of people. we didn't hike, just drove through and stopped at one of the play grounds for the kids to play a bit and to use a restroom. the 'pit' toilet was cleaner... More 

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Genoa, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

White Pines is a beautiful state park. We have camped here many times and always love it. The facilities are very clean, the staff very friendly and the setting very relaxed. I know many people lean towards campgrounds with activities like a pool or mini golf, but White Pines is state park camping at its finest. There are many well... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was here for a reunion. Buffet was poor, don't know about menu offerings. The park is gorgeous, so plan to explore and enjoy your own picnic by the creek

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Wood Dale, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Beautiful hiking trails with a variety of difficulty levels. Excellent opportunities for bird watching. Hike the trails for a couple of hours to work up an appetite for lunch at the Inn.

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Nice place to bring the family for hiking, camping and staying in cabins, which we did. Small, but efficient for 1 night. The restaurant had great food and you can get discounts making reservations online and staying during the week-days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Around seven or eight hiking circle tracks. 3/4 to 1.5 milles each. Qualified as medium difficulty, I would say they are pretty easy. Did not overnight in the cabins It worths the visit. You can complete all the tracks in less than 5 hrs.

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