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Mississippi Palisades State Park

16327A Rte. 84, Savanna, IL 61074

State Parks & National Forest

Located 3 miles north of Savanna in Carroll County, the Mississippi Palisades State Park offers 2,500 acres of recreation opportunities from hiking and birding to rock climbing and camping.

The Mississippi Palisades State Park, located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Apple rivers in northwestern Illinois is known for its steep cliffs and interesting rock formations, as well as its beautiful trails that lead you to some of those awe-inspiring giant boulders. One such trail is the Sentinel, clocking at over 1.3 miles it’s the longest trail in the park and leads you smack dab into Sentinel Rock, where you can take a turn at trying to conquer this monolith.

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