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White Pines Forest State Park

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

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Cozy, comfy cabins

Two dozen small cabins built by Civilian Conservation Corps well maintained and updated to make exceptional place for 2 people or couple and 2 small kids to stay Exceptional food... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two dozen small cabins built by Civilian Conservation Corps well maintained and updated to make exceptional place for 2 people or couple and 2 small kids to stay Exceptional food at central lodge on property

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Brookfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We camp here at least twice a year now. What a hidden treasure. Even our teenagers love camping here. Great hiking trails.

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Thank Stanley S
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I've been visiting this state park for as long as I can remember. But there's basically three things that draw me: 1) The Cabins - I'm a member of a social organization in the area and occasionally stay overnight in the area. There's no better place to stay that the cabins at White Pines. Not just for the cabins themselves... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Took a nice hike in the snow! Good fire in the fire ring to warm up.Excellent property beautiful views.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

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 November 7, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 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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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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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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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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