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Mississippi Palisades State Park

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

Hoped to see some eagles, but didn't. Public areas and picnic tables need improvement! Isolated... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Suzanne K
via mobile
First time there

It was a very nice state park had everything you could need. Great views! Could use some repairs... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Cortland, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lookout point” (11 reviews)
“hiking trails” (11 reviews)
16327A Il Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074-8538
+1 815-273-2731
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Reviewed 25 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.

Thank Suzanne K
Reviewed 10 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
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
Reviewed 27 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

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We drove through this park this morning and found it to be very clean and well taken care of. We stopped at Lookout Point to take in the view overlooking the Mississippi River and it was breathtaking. We didn't get a chance to tour the...More

Thank Curly H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The first overlook on the south end of the park was definitely the best of the few that we stopped at to look down at the Mississippi river. Beautiful views both ways down the river and at the train tracks and road below. Don't pass...More

Thank anneenna2
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great views of the Mississippi River and the best part is that there is no cost to enter this park and spend some leisurely time here. Worth the stop for sure!

Thank rod-n-tas
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Several hiking trails. Also has a few easy-to-access overlooks that provide a beautiful view of the river.

Thank Hturtle333
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very captivating scenery and high bluffs, alot of wildlife and the view from atop, of the Mississippi River was gorgeous.

Thank JESSE120
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Questions & Answers
27 May 2017|
Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
I car camp is that OK at a camping site w/o electricity? What is the fees?
John K
18 September 2016|
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Response from Ann M | Reviewed this property |
I am not a camper myself, only a visitor with campers. Phone number is 815-273-2731 or visit Illinois State Parks online.