Mississippi Palisades State Park, Savanna

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Mississippi Palisades State Park, is a National Natural Landmark located in Carroll County, Illinois just north of the town of Savanna. It is a partially conserved section of the Mississippi Palisades. The area contains many caves and large cliffs along the Mississippi River at the mouth of the Apple River in the Driftless Area of far northwestern Illinois.In popular cultureIndie music artist Sufjan Stevens made reference to the Palisades in his song "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!" on his 2005 concept album Illinoise.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • Hoped to see some eagles, but didn't. Public areas and picnic tables need improvement! Isolated public areas. Afraid to get out of car.  more »
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  • Great weekend camping trip! Just enough to do leisurely over two nights. Beautiful campsites and the bathrooms are kept up well. Overlooks on the Mississippi River are great picnic spots! Hiking is great for intermediate level hikers. The trail on the furthest overlook was not updated on the map we received though so be careful if you try it! Hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful!
  • LOVE THIS STATE PARK!!! USE TO ROCK CLIMB THERE OVER 20 YEARS AGO, BUT ROCK CLIMBING IS NOW PROHIBITED.... GOOD MEMORIES FOR LIFE PLUS IT'S COOL OVERLOOK ONTO MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ITS SWEET WATCHING TRAINS BEND ROUND RIVER FROM WAY UP TOP!!!😍
  • Great state park to get a eagles view of the Bald eagles over the river. And the view of the Mississippi river is great. Don't expect allot in middle of winter. We don't but it's clean and well maintained
  • The day we went, (Jan 27, 2018) the weather was excellent. However, some trails were closed. We figured it was due to the freeze/thaw cycle, and that they weren't safe. However, the trail we took (High to Goldenrod to Aspen to Bittersweet) was near perfect. A bit muddy, but safe. There was a little bit at the end that was required careful placement of feet, but otherwise good.
  • It's a beautiful place to be great look out spots there's places where you could camp if you wanted there's many trails there's wild game all through them woods all in all just a peaceful quiet place to either come by yourself or bring the family or buddies.
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