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The other reviews are accurate; the only features of this fascinating, historic spot are a pretty, sloping field of grass and trees, a slightly muddy road, and a concrete observation tower... more »
I was traveling through western Kentucky into Missouri and I decided to stop at Fort Defiance on the southern tip of Illinois. This was the site of an old Civil War camp (long gone). What makes it... more »
I love Ft Defiance park because it has a sad beauty, at one time a military outpost where two rivers marked the boundary of the south and north. Later a park that at one time had a snack shack it spends a lot of time under water. Very quiet and peaceful when dry. Doesn't get a lot of use.
The gate was closed, it was about a mile walk to the confluence from the parking lot on the highway. It was a beautiful day to get out, but there was no play equipment or any benches. You could see where the flood waters were about six foot above the road I walked down to get to the rivers.
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