Nauvoo State Park


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Nauvoo State Park


Location:In western Illinois, in Hancock County, on the south edge of Nauvoo, along IL 96.
Facilities:150 Class A and B campsites, youth group camping area, 2 picnic and playground areas, 2 shelter houses (1 with modern toilet facilities), ball diamond, hiking trails (é), boat launch (primitive), nature preserve, museum.
Activities:Camping, boating (electric motors only), canoeing, fishing, picnicking, hiking, sledding, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:When Mormons (including LDS founder Joseph Smith) settled in the Hancock County community of Commerce City in 1839, they changed its name to "Nauvoo," a Hebrew word for "pleasant land." A house built by Mormons in the 1840s serves as the Nauvoo State Park Museum.
Address:PO Box 426
Nauvoo, IL 62354

Phone:217-453-2512
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R4/NAUVOO.HTM
Size: 148 acres.

See other parks in Illinois.