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Dixon Springs State Park

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Quiet and beautiful....

Enjoyed the trails, it was quiet and beautiful. Some rock formations and lots of creeks. Be... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Hawesville, Kentucky
Great Place!

Great get away! Take food no food are fuel for 10 miles in Gondola. We camped electric in sites... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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982 Il. 146, Golconda, IL 62938
+1 618-949-3394
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

The Worst!! No one was there to check in, NO TOILETS!! The pit toilets are really really bad. One had a dead snake on it. A fly strip hung from the ceiling. We found a clean porta potty at a small park 10 miles away....More

1  Thank elnmichelle
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Enjoyed the trails, it was quiet and beautiful. Some rock formations and lots of creeks. Be careful for slippery rocks!

Thank JenRae
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Great get away! Take food no food are fuel for 10 miles in Gondola. We camped electric in sites water available PIT TOILETS. Don't miss the springs. What a awesome view. Overall a great get away Cave in the Rock(45) miles Garden of the Gods...More

Thank maryschilly
Reviewed October 22, 2017

We went there to hike as this park was mentioned in "Second Edition Hiking Illinois" by Susan L. Post. We hiked the Ghost Dance Canyon trail, Pine Tree trail, Bluff trail, and Oak Tree trails. We also explored their campground and found paved sites and...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

This state park is beautiful, well maintained and easy to find. It has a swimming pool with a big fun adult size slide, and picnic benches. Entry is $5.00 and food can be purchased. Great walking trails! Basketball court for teens. Helpful park staff and...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed July 11, 2017

A lovely asset to this area of the Shawnee National Forest. Rocks to climb, a pool, and a fine campground.

Thank Maximillien4444
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Good place for family fun! Rocks to climb, place to swim and we fed the fish! Great location next to the Chocolate Factory and close to Lake Glendale!

Thank carriejo1977
Reviewed June 10, 2017

We just popped in here as we were hiking in Shawnee. This was fairly small but had a nice spring, clear water, and some big rocks to wander around and on. Nice, quick stop.

Thank BRIAN22Algonquin
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

If you really want to experience the quiet majesty of nature's rocks and springs, this park will impress you. With a sizable natural spring tumbling down the hillsides and huge rock formations left from the glacial age, you will enjoy the sounds of babbling and...More

1  Thank Rj D
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Great park to climb on rocks, play on a swing set, or in the summer months swim in a nice sized pool. There is a campground that looks to be well maintained

1  Thank mdw31
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August 14, 2016|
Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
618.949.3394 Call them and ask. Or you can send an email to randall.tucker@illinois.gov
Zack A
July 20, 2016|
Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
Bike trails: More like short roads for park employees and visitors. For a real ride, across the highway is a portion of the trail of tears. Through farm country, it had some good back country miles. Gravel and dusty when... More