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Mississippi Palisades State Park

16327A Il Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074-8538
+1 815-273-2731
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Nice trails and view of the river

We enjoyed our visit to this parked today. Most of the trails are easily accessible and the views... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Great Spot On The Mississippi

This is an under used park with great views of the Mississippi. We've usually hiked on the north... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dogan D
Davenport, Iowa
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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16327A Il Route 84, Savanna, IL 61074-8538
+1 815-273-2731
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this parked today. Most of the trails are easily accessible and the views of The Mississippi river are spectacular. We look forward to returning in the fall to see the change in colors.

1  Thank Brophman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an under used park with great views of the Mississippi. We've usually hiked on the north side to the High Point shelter for a picnic with great views of the river. If you'd rather drive or are on a motorcycle the lookout points...More

Thank Dogan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 21 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
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...More

1  Thank Maureen H
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...More

2  Thank Phil R
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
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...More

Thank Illinoisnow
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.

2  Thank John K
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....More

3  Thank IA_Hawks
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Hello! Coming this Memorial day weekend with the family -- What are the most scenic trails? Looking for some quality local advice of hotspots! Thanks all,
26 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
What is the cost of camping per night?
17 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.