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Mississippi Palisades State Park

Address: 16327A IL Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074
Phone Number: 815-273-2731
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Savanna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Rich in American Indian history, this 2,500-acre park offers a variety of outdoor activities...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Rich in American Indian history, this 2,500-acre park offers a variety of outdoor activities including boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and hiking.

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dupage
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

the park and trails were well organized / our hike was great - good vistas and foliage. Our mistake - we were 2 to 3 weeks late to see the fall colors. We will return next year during the first or second week of October. We really enjoyed our time at the Park.

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Juda
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful in the fall and full of life in the spring! They have plenty of trails to walk and is right next to the beautiful and mighty Mississippi River and is only a few miles from downtown Savanna,IL and small River Town of Sabula, IA

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Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Amazing views of the rollling hills, bluffs and Mississippi River from the many Lookout Points in the park..

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Torreon, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

First time visiting this beautiful place. We were there on Sunday Oct 19th, the views are gorgeous, I loved the yellow leaves everywhere and the incredible views of the Mississippi! If you can visit this place during fall, do it! It is a wonderful time to go and see the leaves changing and the bright reds, oranges and yellows!

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

i'm obviously out of shape. the park is pretty, leaves changing, many trails, very clean. overlook is very nice. but the trails killed me. lots of incline and steps on many. will go back but need to get in shape first!! ha

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The lookouts provided beautiful views of the river and were easy to get to, just a short walk. The drive through the park in fall was really magnificent. We took 3 of trails in the south end and they were challenging, glad we had our walking sticks with us and boots on our feet. Don't try it when the trails... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited mid october weekend. The park wasn't busy so no trouble finding parking and accessing the lookout points. Favorite part was watching the eagles fly very closely over head from all of the lookout points. View of the Mississippi river is also breathtaking. Went with kids so couldn't take advantage of the hiking trails but this would be a nice... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped here on the way home from Galena and wished for more time. The State park is very wooded full of steep hills that climb to panoramic views of Mississippi River. There were several hiking trails that looked to be challenging but we were not prepared for hiking. Picnic areas are plentiful and very pretty.

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Monticello, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stopped for an overnight during one of the cooler nights in Sept. Plenty of camping spots open. Nice showers. Everything is well maintained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Camping here was easy-only about 20 others here in mid September. Choose a pull through site and had the loop all to ourselves. The Park is well kept though the bath/showerhouse was showing its age. Very quiet. Lots of places to see over the Mississippi River. You have to drive to each point, then walk a short bit but each... More 

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