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Worth a drive

This is an interesting state park though be prepared it is not big. You get right next to the Ohio... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Solid, Basic State Park, Well Off Beaten Path

For what it is and what it claims to be, this is a solid, basic state park. It has a very nice... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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1 New State Park Rd., Cave in Rock, IL 62919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting state park though be prepared it is not big. You get right next to the Ohio River and can walk into the cave (short walk). Be prepared for many stairs! There are many other things to do in the area if...More

2  Thank KeldCNielsen
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Was going to camp for the weekend in Shawnee Nat'l Forest but stopped to check out Cave in Rock at Cave in Rock State Park after crossing the ferry and was so impressed with the restaurant and the views that I stayed in cabin 4-A...More

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We decided to visit both Cave-In-Rock and Sand Cave on a particularly sweltering day of vacation. Both are large, single room caverns. Enough similarities we'd only see one or the other if we were to do it again. Kids enjoyed playing in the mud/sand riverbank...More

Thank ctc10s
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Such a wonderful cave to explore. It's easy to get to if you don't mind some steps. My girls were amazed by the cave. You might get muddy so bring a change of clothes.

Thank aegeeg
Reviewed 14 June 2018

For what it is and what it claims to be, this is a solid, basic state park. It has a very nice, large campground which my family had to ourselves on a Sunday evening in May (the fireflies were fantastic), with clean showers and bathrooms....More

2  Thank kedalion1
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Hiked one of the trails at the park but wasn't marked well and ended up at RV camping or maybe that was where we were suppose to be. Not sure. Cave area was marked nicely and enjoyed exploring it. Steady stream of visitors but not...More

1  Thank JenRae
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This cave has such history the walk to it is easy you can get good views of Ohio river and there is another cave it’s sealed shut. You have to go in this cave it’s a photographers place to go you can go on top...More

Thank Albert W
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Reminds me of some caves I've seen in Thailand. Nice place and out in middle of nowhere. Bring some light snacks and drinks will help you out a lot. Very interesting pla e and glad I found it.

1  Thank Jstinger
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We stayed in the duplex cabins, which were nice. Neat and clean, best park is the back porch overlooking the large Ohio river. Our kids loved watching the barges come through. Nice eating area, had a microwave, toaster, coffee maker for basics and a small...More

1  Thank skhill5
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Drove to Cave-in-Rock State Park to see the cave on the way to Garden of the Gods for a weekend getaway. The park is lovely and very pleasant to walk around. Unfortunately for us, the Ohio river was too high and we could not access...More

3  Thank Trav_LN_now
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26 July 2018|
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Response from kedalion1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes its a pretty easy walk along a quiet road. I suspect its a little less than a mile but there are 10 online programs that can tell you that to the inch
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1 August 2017|
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Response from Rogtn | Reviewed this property |
There are no designated beaches.