Dixon Springs State Park

Description

Dixon Springs State Park is named for the small community where health-seekers in the 19th century once came to take the waters that gurgled forth from seven mineral-laden springs. These healing powers were well-known to American Indians who called the area the Great Medicine Waters. Today, visitors enjoy a rugged landscape of stone cliffs and canyons overhung by the looming foliage of Shawnee National Forest. In spring, the park is profuse with wildflowers such as jack-in-the-pulpit, lady slipper, and Sweet William. Campers can use either trailer sites with electric hookups or primitive sites for tent camping. The park's recreational facilities include a swimming pool with 45-foot waterslide, hiking trails, playgrounds, and game courts.

Address

RR #2
Rt. 146
Golconda, IL 62938

Lat/Long

37.38305700, -88.66772500
Visit Website
(618) 949-3394

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