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Dixon Springs State Park

R.R. #2, Box 178, Route 146, Golconda, IL 62938
+1 618-949-3394
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a day trip

A lovely asset to this area of the Shawnee National Forest. Rocks to climb, a pool, and a fine... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heidelberg, Germany
Fun family time

Good place for family fun! Rocks to climb, place to swim and we fed the fish! Great location next... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carrier Mills, Illinois
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R.R. #2, Box 178, Route 146, Golconda, IL 62938
+1 618-949-3394
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely asset to this area of the Shawnee National Forest. Rocks to climb, a pool, and a fine campground.

Thank Maximillien4444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place for family fun! Rocks to climb, place to swim and we fed the fish! Great location next to the Chocolate Factory and close to Lake Glendale!

Thank carriejo1977
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We just popped in here as we were hiking in Shawnee. This was fairly small but had a nice spring, clear water, and some big rocks to wander around and on. Nice, quick stop.

Thank BRIAN22Algonquin
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

If you really want to experience the quiet majesty of nature's rocks and springs, this park will impress you. With a sizable natural spring tumbling down the hillsides and huge rock formations left from the glacial age, you will enjoy the sounds of babbling and...More

Thank Rj D
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great park to climb on rocks, play on a swing set, or in the summer months swim in a nice sized pool. There is a campground that looks to be well maintained

Thank mdw31
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the park with my two grandchildren, had a good picnic lunch. We got to climb some rocks, hike and skip rocks in the streams. The park was clean and well maintained.

Thank jacktn13
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Found this state park on the Internet while researching area for Lake Glendale Stables. Short distance and scenic drive. I think this would be a nice getaway to camp, they have some cabins. A little scenery when you enter enjoying water and some rocks. Seems...More

Thank Sjssz
Reviewed 13 June 2016

On Monday, there were three RV's in the State Park and one of them was the host. Cost is great for the RV world. $6 for tents but no showers. Somewhat busy for here over the weekend but on Sunday afternoon, everybody was gone. Lots...More

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Don't expect to see staff members. Fires are only allowed in stoves, but it provided ample space to have a fire. Fire kindling was packed onto our stoves as we arrived. No nearby showers that can be walked to. Morning and evening chants from nearby...More

2  Thank KittyGlen
Reviewed 15 September 2015

After out little chocolate factory pig -out, we figured that we needed to alk some of those calories off and went to Dixion Springs State Park across the street. We were the only ones there at that time at the very entrance to the park...More

2  Thank MariefromGeorgia
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14 August 2016|
Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
618.949.3394 Call them and ask. Or you can send an email to randall.tucker@illinois.gov
Zack A
21 July 2016|
Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
Bike trails: More like short roads for park employees and visitors. For a real ride, across the highway is a portion of the trail of tears. Through farm country, it had some good back country miles. Gravel and dusty when... More