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White Pines Forest State Park

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Address: 6712 West Pines Road, Mount Morris, IL 61054
Phone Number: +1 815-946-3717
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Illinois' third oldest state park is rich in history.

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We love it and go every year!

We’ve been going to the White Pines State Park and Inn for the last 13 years each October and we love it. The cabins were created in the 30’s during the depression and the logs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
CDTrip72
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve been going to the White Pines State Park and Inn for the last 13 years each October and we love it. The cabins were created in the 30’s during the depression and the logs used were actually shipped in from the great northwest. They have been modernized so they include AC & heat, as well as a bathroom &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This state park is full of hiking trails, newer steps in some areas, lots of space - kid and pet friendly

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park that offers trails, fishing, picnic areas and kids play areas. Every time I drive through it I always see people fishing especially by the fords. Great place to spend the day.

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Saint Francis, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The site has a great park, hiking trails, fishing, and wildlife. You can ford a river and check out the beautiful rock formations.

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The park was nothing special even though we hiked the hardest trails-Sleepy Hollow and Razor Back Trails. Discovering some American Sycamore trees was the best part of the day. I didn't even take on photo but it was a nice day for Oct so it was nice to be outside.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Beautiful park with cool fords that you drive over. So many great photo opportunities to name. Great place to visit any time of year!

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We were here with two other couples to begin a fall color tour. We had a very good buffet followed by entertainment in the form of Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones. After lunch we checked into our cabins for the night. We had dinner in the lodge. In the morning, we had breakfast in the lodge again. We checked... More 

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Fountain Hills
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Drive in the park to view the fall colors and have lunch at the White Pines Inn. don't be uneasy when you drive thru White Pine Creek twice as you enter the park. The water level when we were there was acceptably low.

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Moline, Illinois
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Decided to take a day trip 90 mins. north of home to spend the afternoon hiking through White Pines Park. Good time of year as there were NO bugs! However, I was expecting to see seasonal color, but there was basically none, yet. The park grounds, lodge and gift shop are attractive and well kept, and we hope to go... More 

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Illinois
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We only walked around outside a bit and visited gift shop, so I can not attest to hotel quality. But, gift shop was very nice, something for anyone: expensive jewelry, mid range items, hand made chocolates, greeting cards etc. Good service, good prices. Wish we had had a bit more time to walk around park but we were on our... More 

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