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Quiet and beautiful....

Enjoyed the trails, it was quiet and beautiful. Some rock formations and lots of creeks. Be... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Hawesville, Kentucky
Great Place!

Great get away! Take food no food are fuel for 10 miles in Gondola. We camped electric in sites... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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982 Il. 146, Golconda, IL 62938
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I've been places that were less ideal then this park so I'll give it two stars. The fire pits in this park are in horrible disrepair. On site 10 (where my friend was camping) the entire bottom has rusted out. When we got to our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bryans10101982
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The Worst!! No one was there to check in, NO TOILETS!! The pit toilets are really really bad. One had a dead snake on it. A fly strip hung from the ceiling. We found a clean porta potty at a small park 10 miles away....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Enjoyed the trails, it was quiet and beautiful. Some rock formations and lots of creeks. Be careful for slippery rocks!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JenRae
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Great get away! Take food no food are fuel for 10 miles in Gondola. We camped electric in sites water available PIT TOILETS. Don't miss the springs. What a awesome view. Overall a great get away Cave in the Rock(45) miles Garden of the Gods...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank maryschilly
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went there to hike as this park was mentioned in "Second Edition Hiking Illinois" by Susan L. Post. We hiked the Ghost Dance Canyon trail, Pine Tree trail, Bluff trail, and Oak Tree trails. We also explored their campground and found paved sites and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Philip S
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This state park is beautiful, well maintained and easy to find. It has a swimming pool with a big fun adult size slide, and picnic benches. Entry is $5.00 and food can be purchased. Great walking trails! Basketball court for teens. Helpful park staff and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A lovely asset to this area of the Shawnee National Forest. Rocks to climb, a pool, and a fine campground.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Maximillien4444
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Good place for family fun! Rocks to climb, place to swim and we fed the fish! Great location next to the Chocolate Factory and close to Lake Glendale!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank carriejo1977
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We just popped in here as we were hiking in Shawnee. This was fairly small but had a nice spring, clear water, and some big rocks to wander around and on. Nice, quick stop.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank BRIAN22Algonquin
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

If you really want to experience the quiet majesty of nature's rocks and springs, this park will impress you. With a sizable natural spring tumbling down the hillsides and huge rock formations left from the glacial age, you will enjoy the sounds of babbling and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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14 August 2016|
Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
618.949.3394 Call them and ask. Or you can send an email to randall.tucker@illinois.gov
Zack A
20 July 2016|
Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
Bike trails: More like short roads for park employees and visitors. For a real ride, across the highway is a portion of the trail of tears. Through farm country, it had some good back country miles. Gravel and dusty when... More