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Mississippi Palisades State Park

16327A Il Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074-8538
+1 815-273-2731
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Great natural area along the river.

Wonderful bluffs and woods overlooking the Mississippi. Great place for a day visit for hikes and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DGKalina
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Suburban Chicago
Nice campground, coming back

Nice and clean campground with all kinds of nice sites (avoid the loop closest to the ranger... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emmett M
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Rich in American Indian history, this 2,500-acre park offers a variety of outdoor activities including boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and hiking.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lookout point” (10 reviews)
“hiking trails” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
16327A Il Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074-8538
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+1 815-273-2731
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"lookout point"
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"hiking trails"
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"scenic overlooks"
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"national landmark"
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"thousand years"
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"mile trail"
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"rock formations"
in 3 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"shore birds"
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"native americans"
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"north side"
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"motorcycle ride"
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"steep cliffs"
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"wild turkeys"
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"pileated woodpeckers"
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"electrical hookups"
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"hike"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful bluffs and woods overlooking the Mississippi. Great place for a day visit for hikes and birds. Campsites for those so inclined.

Thank DGKalina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and clean campground with all kinds of nice sites (avoid the loop closest to the ranger station), nice hiking trails for all abilities, couldn’t check out the marina due to flooding, train passing by were noisy but not a big deal, Savanna was quaint...More

Thank Emmett M
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

An interesting and enjoyable state park along the river and close to the Savannah and Sabula towns! This beauty is so enchanting and there's so much to explore. Restricted access to some area in the winter but the views are quite amazing! A national landmark!...More

Thank legacyendeavors
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit but even better to visit in the summer or spring we were disappointed because most of the over looks were closed so you couldn't get to them but we still enjoy going can't wait for the warm weather...More

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This park has a lot of "Lookout Points" where there are beautiful views. There are many places to take some great photos especially at "Sundown" . Great park for camping and hiking too! We've been to this park many many times over the last 15...More

Thank Christle Y
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Hoped to see some eagles, but didn't. Public areas and picnic tables need improvement! Isolated public areas. Afraid to get out of car.

1  Thank Suzanne K
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

It was a very nice state park had everything you could need. Great views! Could use some repairs some steps were broken and were a hazard for people with walking issues

Thank Rickr124
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Idyllic site for a variety of activities qt hiking, camping, exploring for nearby caves, and savoring nature!!!! We took advantage of the awesome photo opportunity provided by Lookout Point and found a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River on a clear day!!! A train on...More

Thank Marge S
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Mississippi Palisades State Park, located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple Rivers in northwestern Illinois off Illinois Route 84 near Savanna, is rich in Native American history and scenic beauty. Covering 2,500 acres, Palisades is the word used to describe a line of...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I went hiking with my hubby and a couple friends this past weekend. The weather was comfortable and there was a slight breeze but when you get out hiking in the trees the breeze doesn't help keep the bugs away. We decided to 'hike' to...More

Thank Debra W
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Warren L
February 10, 2018|
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$10/ night. you can reserve online on reserveamerica website
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May 26, 2017|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
I car camp is that OK at a camping site w/o electricity? What is the fees?
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