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Mississippi Palisades State Park

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Address: 16327A IL Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074
Phone Number: 815-273-2731
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Description: Rich in American Indian history, this 2,500-acre park offers a variety of...
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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Good views of the mighty Mississippi

We didn't have time to take advantage of hiking or other things to do in the park, but we did enjoy the views of the Mississippi.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We didn't have time to take advantage of hiking or other things to do in the park, but we did enjoy the views of the Mississippi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

grew up in this park, survived a tornado here too. everything from sun to shade. spectacular river views for all

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Mt. Carroll
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've been coming to the palisades since I was a little girl with my parents. It's such a beautiful place. They have amazing look out views throughout the park. They all have gorgeous views of the Mississippi River. Camping is always fun here as well. The trails take you through the woods and up the bluffs. I definitely recommend! Great... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When it comes to some outdoor adventure in Illinois, all other state parks inevitably will be compared to Starved Rock. That's not to say a park like Mississippi Palisades is bad, but my wife and I found ourselves making said comparisons between the two during our first visit to the Palisades this past weekend. Though there are some really top-notch... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

There is train that goes by sometimes around every 20 minutes -- this includes all night long and even on weekends. The horn is prolonged and very loud. Terrible for sleeping. The camping sites are not separated from each other even by just a few trees. The sites are just in a big open area. The bathroom? No sink. No... More 

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Go to Lookout Point at sunset. It is an absolutely beautiful sight! Be careful if you walk on the trails; wear good shoes. Worth the stop.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's a beautiful scenic park along the Mississippi River in Illinois. Nice hikes with some hills. Camping and picnic areas available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great Camp Hosts, very friendly and knowledgable about the area. Great space to hang in with the River and the woods all in one place. Will be my place to come stay now am moving out of the area.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We drove through this State Park to see if it would be someplace we would like to stay. It has very nice sites and wonderful scenery. We cant wait to return and stay!

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dupage
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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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Address: 16327A IL Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074
Phone Number: 815-273-2731
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Savanna

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