Dixon Springs State Park


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Dixon Springs State Park


Location:Southern Illinois, 10 miles west of Golconda on IL 146 near its junction with IL 145.
Facilities:Class B trailer camping area with electricity available, 10 primitive camping sites, 3 picnic areas, 2 picnic shelters, playgrounds, drinking water, swimming pool, bathhouse, 45-foot water slide, concession stand, 2 hiking trails, 2 basketball courts, 2 volleyball courts, 3 horshoe pits, archery range.
Activities:Camping, swimming, hiking, hunting, basketball, volleyball, archery.
Special Features:Park is located in the Illinois Shawnee Hills and sits on a giant block of rock that was dropped 200 feet along a fault line extending across Polk County. This part of the state was once an Indian Reservation, but all of the Indians were gone by the 1830s. During the 19th century, Dixon Springs became a health spa, with visitors attracted to its seven springs of mineral-enriched water.
Address:RR 2, Box 178
Golconda, IL 62938

Phone:618-949-3394
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/DIXON.HTM
Size: 801 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.