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Mississippi Palisades State Park

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Address: 16327A Il Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074-8538
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+1 815-273-2731

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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Such a beautiful view over the river!!!

The weather was exceptionally warm for February so we went to the Scenic Overlook! There are wooden stairs but good railings so easy to get down to! The river and railroad are... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Laurie O
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here in hope of a good hike, choose the Aspen and Deer trail. These trails were a mess, overgrown, and trees and washouts all along the two trails Don't know if the state of Illinois or someone else is to blame The camping area and showers were nice but great improvement is definitely needed on their trails, great if... More 

Thank Ronald B
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157 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The weather was exceptionally warm for February so we went to the Scenic Overlook! There are wooden stairs but good railings so easy to get down to! The river and railroad are beautiful!

Thank Laurie O
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Wound up camping here overnight after we discovered the hotels were all booked up due to a big craft fair in Galena. Spent some pleasant hours hiking trails with beautiful views of the river before heading off to visit with friends and coming back to sleep for the night. Campground was spacious and quiet (although this was October when there... More 

Thank Maureen H
Aurora, Illinois
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

have gone for annual day trip to Mississippi Palisades and enjoyed motorcycle ride through park, stopping a scenic overlooks, but camped there for first time this year. Campground seems as big as the whole rest of the park, with tree-covered sites, some drive-through for big campers, some electrical hookups. Could be marked a little better (was hard to find reserved... More 

1 Thank Phil R
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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133 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice place to relax in the sunshine, watch the river flow, read a book, and take a nap. But not much diffferent than many other places along the MS River.

Thank TahitiJim
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Sorry we did not have more time to walk around but we did get out a few times, walk trail to overlook. Beautiful views of river and bluffs. This is a gorgeous spot and I wish it were closer to our home. Great place to hike, walk, ride bike, picnic or just sit and relax

Thank Illinoisnow
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Take some time and walk around the trails.... Stay on the trails there are snakes in the rocks. Washrooms were clean and all over. The views of the Mississippi are great.

1 Thank John K
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

The hikes on the North side of the park were underwhelming, with one of them "Turkey Valley" not even printed on the map but it had a post indicating the trail name when we were trying to find another trail that ended in a prairie. There is one decent view on the north side of the river and bluffs, but... More 

3 Thank IA_Hawks
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Definitely will go back and camp at this park again. Sites are big, and many of them offer trees and bushes to separate the sites which is great for privacy. The only draw back to the park, and to ruin the nature around you, are the trains. It must run where trains must use their horns to be legal, and... More 

1 Thank Scubasteve45
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9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

MISSISSIPPI PALISADES STAKE PARK Savanah, IL $20/night electric This is a wonderful state park with nice shower houses. The sites were electric with no water or septic and were spaced nicely with private sites. This is a wonderful park with hiking and breathtaking overhangs. There is a stream that runs through the campsites. There were a lot of mosquitoes. Also,... More 

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