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White Pines Forest State Park

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Address: 6712 W Pines Rd, Mount Morris, IL 61054-9515
Phone Number: 815-946-3717
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Illinois' third oldest state park is rich in history.

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We stay at White Pines a few times a year--love renting a cabin for a few days. The peace and quiet of the woods, the hiking trails, the wonderful food at the lodge and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2016
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We stay at White Pines a few times a year--love renting a cabin for a few days. The peace and quiet of the woods, the hiking trails, the wonderful food at the lodge and the unusual items at the gift shop make our stay something to look forward to. We always meet nice people there (especially if you join in... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We stayed 2 nights. Saw a show "Elvis Through the Years". Mediocre entertainment but we enjoyed it nonetheless. The broccoli salad which I used to love has gone down hill in taste. The staff is very friendly. No amenities but there is a cozy feeling and we relax when we go there. They gave visitors a discount coupon to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I recently visited White Pines Forest State Park and it was well worth the drive. The park has several trails of easy to moderate ruggedness. Along the way, you'll pass through Illinois' last old growth of white pines, cross small creeks, and see beautiful vine-covered limestone bluffs. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat at the historic lodge that was built... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a pit stop of easy hiking. There's also a pretty good restaurant on the grounds. The highlight for our family is driving over the little creek in our car. They block off those segments when the water is too high though.

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Beautiful and well-maintained park with hiking trails, camping, nature-watching, and fishing. Quiet and restful! There are several fords of the creek that runs through the park.

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Charleston SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Drove thru WP state park and stopped one of the picnic areas. This is clean and serene area. There are 2 creeks where the bridge is at water level and you literally drive through the creek. 2cool!

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This park is lovely with beautiful old forest and pine trees. Rich in history as well with 25 CCC built cabins and a lodge that serves dinner and has a theater as well. There is hiking and camping too, so fun for all. There are other activities outside the park that are fun too!

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

7-8 short hiking trails of less than 1.5 miles each with varying degrees of difficulty. Very enjoyable . Was our third visit here.

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Peoria Il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We love hiking this park. There is a good range of scenery and types of hikes. Easily doable in a day. Everyone loves the fording the creek in their car.

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Marengo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My boyfriend had been wanting to take a trip to White Pines Inn for months and we were not disappointed when were finally able to book our stay in one of their cabins. Not only is the park beautiful, but their accommodations were rustic, cozy and comfortable and the resturant offered tasty meals and a very friendly staff. It was... More 

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