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Cave-in-Rock State Park, Cave in Rock

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Cave-In-Rock State Park is an Illinois state park, on 240 acres, in the town of Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois in the United States. The state park contains the historic Cave-In-Rock, a landmark of the Ohio River. It is maintained by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).
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  • This was a quick stop to check out the cave. We were quite surprised at just how big it was and how far back it went. Not sure if the legends are true of 'river pirates' hiding out here, but... 
    This was a quick stop to check out the cave. We were quite surprised at just how big it was and how far back it went. Not sure if the legends are true of 'river pirates' hiding out here, but...  more »
  • Here's a tip: The best way to get to the cave without climbing ANY steps is to park at the first parking lot to find (there is an old Pepsi sign there). Walk toward the end of it and you will see a... 
    Here's a tip: The best way to get to the cave without climbing ANY steps is to park at the first parking lot to find (there is an old Pepsi sign there). Walk toward the end of it and you will see a...  more »
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  • Went for a quick little trip to see my family, long time coming! My arrival was late at night so didn't get to see very much scenery. The state park is about a block from my sisters home. We went through the woods and the winding roads and beautiful scenery, it was around 3:00 in the afternoon and looked at the tip of this hill and saw a deer just standing there watching us. There are many paths you use to go into these caves. They were amazing! The park is also huge and everything is spread out so people can have plenty of privacy. There is the tent area and camper area, I also saw the biggest fire pit I have ever seen, unfortunately I didn't snap a pic. The drive from Kokomo was a easy 4 and a half hour drive. Go check it out. I also added a few pics of the ferry ride. Outside of the State park was a Jail house that had two holding cells. The jail itself was tiny, I didn't see any info on the history, but we sure had fun taking some pics.
  • Nice, shorter trail. Nice picnic areas throughout. Restrooms available throughout as well (outhouse style.) Most of the trail was paved until you got close to the river then it was sand. Stairs to get to bottom.

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