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Nice park

Free admission to park and cave. The cave has many stairs getting to and from. Would not recommend... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2016
Greg E
Bedford, Indiana
Family Trip

My wife and I loved this place took the kids and had a blast loved the park and small town. We... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Paducah, Kentucky
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1 New State Park Rd., Cave in Rock, IL 62919
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

As we came into the park, there was a sign indicating parking for the cave. There was no other signage indicating where to go. There was a women with some kids at a playground and she told us to climb the steps and then go...More

1  Thank 4jean4
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Free admission to park and cave. The cave has many stairs getting to and from. Would not recommend this for people with handicaps.

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the park and stayed in the lodge cabins for three nights. It is very nice. The best part is the deck off your cabin overlooking the Ohio river. You can also see the river from a picture window in the room. The...More

2  Thank deneenomer
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We enjoyed the hike down the many steps to the cave, but there's an easier way from another parking lot. The rocky cliffs around the cave are amazing, and the cave is unlit, in original condition, just a big 'hole' in the side of the...More

Thank Betty P
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Nice state park. Drive all the way around and park on top for cave. Great cabins for the night. Cave is amazing but a very quick visit. Plan other site seeing to fill the day.

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 16 May 2016

It was a wonderful and relaxing time at the park and it was such good weather. The outdoor toilet was gross but so many park toilets are. Driving through is a must and so enjoyable .

Thank ajoyrenewed
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Great place to camp and explore the cave on the Ohio River. Be sure to fill up with gas before you get there as there is no where to buy gas in the small town!

1  Thank retta84730
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My family and I visited last weekend. From other reviews we expected a hole in the rock. What we found was a fun little hike into a really nice cave. The is water in the cave, so be careful as you hike. Also, bring a...More

3  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Cave-in Rock State Park in Illinois is well worth the trip. Small town atmosphere with friendly folks and beautiful scenery everywhere.

2  Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed 10 April 2016

My wife and I loved this place took the kids and had a blast loved the park and small town. We really didn't know where it was at and we kept driving around and saw a few people walking in one direction I would prefer...More

2  Thank drewdavidso
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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
Anthony D
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Response from Rogtn | Reviewed this property |
There are no designated beaches.