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Mississippi Palisades State Park - Great River Road

De Immigrant Fulton Illinois' Dutch Windmill
The South Entrance to Mississippi Palisades Park

scenic byways toursLocated three miles north of Savanna, Illinois the Palisades Park offers some terrific scenic vistas overlooking the river, several fine hiking trails, attractive picnic grounds, and a well maintained full service campground.

In total there are 241 campsites, 112 have electric utilities. There are 3 shower/flush toilet facilities and 3 toilet buildings strategically located throughout the camping area. Also in the park are 9 hiking trails, totaling 15 miles, of varying degrees of difficulty. 5 scenic lookouts overlook the Mississippi River Valley, four of which are reachable by a short walk. The Oak Point overlook is handicap friendly.


Great River Road Scenic Byway - Links to Sections:

- Fulton to Prairie Du Chien
- Prairie to LaCrosse to Winona
- Winona to Red Wing

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Miller's Landing, on the west side of highway 84, has a boat launch and good access for canoeists interested in exploring the Mississippi backwaters. In nearby Savanna you'll find the Great River Bike trail (running to Fulton and the Quad Cities) and the gateway to the Savanna District of the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Savanna is also a popular stop over for "Iron Horse" rallies.

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Hiking Trail, Palisades Park

< < < The Sunset Trail is a one mile loop of moderate hiking difficulty.

Mississippi Palisades Park Hiking Trails
< < < The South hiking trails are rated from moderate to extremely difficult.

Mississippi Palisades Park Hiking Trails
< < < The five hiking trails in the North Trail System are rated from modest to moderate difficulty.

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Scenic Overlooks

Palisades Overlook

< < < Looking South towards the Savanna-Sabula bridge.
Palisades Overlook


< < < Looking North . . . you'll often see Turkey Vultures or Eagles riding the thermal updrafts created by the bluffs.

Fall Foliage at Mississippi Palisades Park

Fall color adds to the scenic attraction of the Overlooks.

Fall Foliage at Mississippi Palisades Park

Fall Foliage at Mississippi Palisades Park

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Susan's Calico Creations

< < < Spring time apple blossoms brighten up a campsite.

Mississippi Palisades Park Campground Map

< < < Campsite map - 241 sites, many with electric utilities and some are handicap accessible.

red triangleClick Here - for Palisades State Park Website

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red triangleClick Here for our Profile of Fulton, IL things to see and do

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Links to things to see & do in Fulton, IL & Savanna, Illinois

quiltbullet City of Fulton Web Site
quiltbullet De Immigrant Windmill
quiltbullet Heritage Canyon
quiltbullet Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge
quiltbullet Thomson Causeway Recreation Area
quiltbullet Mississippi Palisades State Park
quiltbullet Savanna Chamber of Commerce


More Great River Road Scenic Byway Pages

- Scenic Drive from Fulton to Galena to Prairie Du Chien
- Scenic Drive from Prairie Du Chien to LaCrosse to Winona
- Scenic Drive from Winona to Red Wing

Go Here for our Master Scenic Byways Directory

 


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