Mississippi Palisades State Park

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Mississippi Palisades State Park

Location:North of Savanna, near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple rivers in northwest Illinois.
Facilities:241 Class A and B campsites (110 with electrical hookups), showers and flush toilets (seasonal), camp convenience store, 2 youth camping areas, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, restrooms, hiking trails (15 miles), boat ramps.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice fishing.
Special Features:Park preserves palisades, or high, steep cliffs, along the Mississippi River. Erosion has carved intriguing rock formations on the bluff tops, including Indian Head and Twin Sisters, a pair of humanoid figures.
Address:16327A IL Rt 84
Savanna, IL 61074

Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/PALISADE.HTM
Size: 2,500 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.
References in periodicals archive ?
In Illinois a total of four populations are known (Herkert, 1991), the largest occurring on dolomitic cliffs above the Mississippi River, in the Mississippi Palisades State Park (Handel, 1994).
Cliffs within the Mississippi Palisades State Park have been used for rock climbing for over 50 yr (Collett, 1991).
The study was conducted in extreme NW Illinois, within the Mississippi Palisades State Park (Sections 28 and 33, T25N, R3E, 4th PM, Carroll County), on vertical cliffs that parallel the E bank of the Mississippi River.
A climber's guide to Mississippi Palisades State Park.
The geology of the Mississippi Palisades State Park - an overview, p.

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