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Mississippi Palisades State Park

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Address: 16327A Il Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074-8538
Phone Number: 815-273-2731
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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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Just passing through

We decided to drive through the park on a during a trip north. Found a nice picnic table with amazing view for a snack and walk to stretch our feet. Will come back when we have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
echiowa98
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drive through the park on a during a trip north. Found a nice picnic table with amazing view for a snack and walk to stretch our feet. Will come back when we have more time to walk around. Amazing views.

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Mount Carroll, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mississippi Palisades State Park is a fantastic place to go for hiking, camping, bike riding or a picnic.

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South Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facilities were clean but could use a little TLC. There are many trails with varying difficulty levels either directly from or withing a short walk from the campground.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We ventured to Mississippi Palisades State Park as a day trip, from Chicago. It takes only a few hours to get there, and I was excited to see the view from Sentinel trail. We started in the southern end of the park, and started on the Sentinel trail, it isn't as "rugged" or "difficult" as I thought after reading reviews... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I was hoping for a nice place to hike but most of the trails were inaccessible and blah views. Bug spray was a gurrrrr8 necessity to have!

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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The park was pretty and generally well maintained. The campground looked nice, though we did not use it. We hiked some of the north side of the park which had gentler inclines and generally wider trails. Though I would recommend pants or high socks as most areas had tall grasses, even on the trails. Bug spray is a must! Much... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very well kept park and camp grounds. Took some great shots of the Mississippi River from the look out points

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Clinton, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great place to spend some time outdoors. Don't forget your camera. Most paths involve either steps or steep slopes.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This park was my destination for a Sunday afternoon road trip on the Great River Road. It's a nice park with an outer drive with several overlooks with wonderful views of the river. I stopped at Lookout Point, Oak Point, Louis Point, and Ozzie's Point overlooks. The overlooks have boardwalks and viewing decks that show the river at its grandest.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A wonderful state park with Scenic viewpoints overlooking the Mississippi River. Some require a 1 mile or more hike on moderate to steep terrain. We chose the sentinel rock trail which was 1.2 miles one way on mostly moderate trail with some inclines. Trail is rough with lots of loose bramble and twigs so wear sturdy shoes. View was amazing... More 

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