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Park Visitor: Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 30 Great views of the Mississippi River.
Very pretty area. We saw a variety of birds. Good trails and clean campsites. The river is awesome!
May 9 beautiful by tara
the hiking trail was amazing
February 23 A favorite place by Bernadette
I marvel that we are blessed to live nearby this park. The person who said the overlooks were blocked by trees did not visit Lookout Point; a breathtaking view every time. Hiking, camping, or just a quick stop...we never tire of it. If you take children on some clifftop trail areas, be prepared to hold tight to their hands. Hesitant to post & encourage crowding the park, but that would be selfish!
November 27 Bald eagles seen! by Alice
We saw five bald eagles circling up high, right above our car, on November 26, 2010. Incredible, unforgettable!
July 5 For the minds eye. by Bill Latimer
My family and I make journeys here to enjoy the wandering trails,breezy scenic overlooks to wind whispered trees on star filled nights.we find it hard to leave,but we are eager to return.
June 8 Lost Potential by L. Williams
The campground is well kept with large, open sites and clean restrooms. We went hoping to see the Mississippi river, but the campground is nowhere near the water. In fact, there is nothing much to see except trees. The overlooks were especially disappointing as they were nearly all overgrown with trees that blocked the views in all directions. We hiked the 1.5 miles up the High Point trail only to find a dilapidated shelter and overgrowth so thick that any view of the surrounding area below was impossible. The Marina across the road is a broken down disaster area. No swimming anywhere we could find. Overall - a letdown.
April 30 Our favorite campground in IL
This place is beautiful... nice campsites, hiking trails, and very clean. We visit at least 4-5 times a year. We have lots of good memories of Palisade Park.
October 28 Fall colors were gorgeous
Here is my article I wrote inspired by my visit to the park last week. http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-10429-Chicago-Adventure-Travel-Examiner~y2009m10d22-Mississippi-Palisades-State-Park-fall-foliage-in-full-splendor
October 4 beautiful campground by bill
This place is so quiet and private. The campground is nicely laid out. No two sites are quite the same. Clean restrooms and showers and a friendly staff. The park is very clean
March 12 Best Camping In Illinois by zkgubs
Me and my friends go at least twice a year. Awesome time!
September 18 Illinois best kept secret by Jeff Rapp Capron, Illinois
An excellent park for hunting!! lots of deer and turkey that are well managed. troughy bucks can be harvested by the more experienced hunter. plenty of additional wildlife to see while hunting also. friendly people, very clean park. A great place to take the first time hunter and have success. Park rangers are courtious and professional. Camping and trails are also a great experience throughout the year. this is by far the best state park I have been to. A must see for any outdoorsman.
September 2 Great Camping
What a wonderful state park! Campsites had plenty of space between them, the park was kept in pristine condition, staff was very friendly. A great experience with plenty to do nearby.
August 11 Our first camping experience
This was our first time camping and it was so memorable. We had so much fun, great trails great location. We stayed in the little hill and no one else was around us. Bathrooms were very close and very clean. Great place for kids. Perfect way to start our new favorite thing.
July 10 A Great Experience by Donna Flint, MI
We were visiting my brother in IL. We met some of his buddies at the Paisades to climb one Sunday and what an experience. A beautiful place.
May 30 Excellent family camping and facilities by Dale from Walnut
Great stop for Motorcycle trips, very clean restrooms
May 17 A Real Suprise by Scott Newkirk
We were pleasantly suprised with the park. It has very large campsites and a lot of great hiking trails. It is very well kept and not overcrowded like a lot of parks. An A+ park in all regards.
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Mississippi Palisades State Park
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