Dixon Springs State Park
- Address: 982 IL-146, Golconda, IL 62938, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-6189493394
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Camp, Family And Kids
Welcome to one of the unique parks of USA. Dixon Springs State Park is an 801-acre park located on the top of a gigantic rock. It was established in 1946. The park was first home to the tribes of Algonquins, and thus, William Dixon was quite significantly the first white settler in the region. The park is named after him. His cabin and a tiny log church adjoining it remains to be a landmark to this day. The springs became quite popular in the following years and are a great tourist attraction. A number of camping sites are available and this is the best way to enjoy all that this park can offer. Abundant flora and fauna entice people to spend a couple of days camping here. Are you tempted yet? Then start packing your bags today!
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Dixon Springs State Park Reviews & Ratings
No showers, must go the Oak Point campground down the road and pay 3 dollars per person, in Shawnee National Forest. The good, not all sites on Reserve America this allows some first come first serve spur of the moment camping. Ghost Dance Canyon trail starts here. And the amount of bird species are varied, non stop symphony of sound.
To be clear, I am reviewing Dixon Springs State Park cabin rentals. Specifically, we rented cabin number seven. the cabin is not primitive in any way, it is modern with beautiful bathroom, 2 bedrooms, kitchenette, electric, water, and it is beautifully decorated. Very clean. You need to bring towels, washcloths, your own bedding. There is a microwave, toaster oven, regular toaster, small mini fridge, coffee maker, and the kitchen sink even has an extra hot water spigot for instant coffee and oatmeal. It is clearly labeled that the water coming out is super hot. I'll admit it was difficult finding the cabins themselves. The front park office was closed with a note saying someone would return soon. I drove around the park until I found someone, his name was Eric and he was fantastically helpful and got me checked in right away. If you need anything in the state park, find Eric and he will make it happen. Just an outstanding and professional guy! In fact, every single person in the park on staff was friendly and helpful in the best ways. Also I noticed in other reviews in the past people have complained about the pool and pool area, but when I was here it was very clean and inviting and the people working there were very nice. I have absolutely no idea about tent or trailer camping, that is not an area I stayed in, only cabin 7. In this cabin each bedroom had a full-size bed and in the living area was a sofa that pulled out into a sofa bed. There is a television in the main living area, and each bedroom also has its own separate television. For the kitchen area there are no dishes or utensils or towels, you must bring your own. There was a bathroom facility near the cabins and I found it clean enough. It wasn't full of bugs as other people have reviewed the bathrooms and other places in the park. The trails and scenery in this park are just beautiful.
Nice spot for camping, electric only hookups but water spigot nearby. NO AT&T SERVICE. Nice pool, $5 per person.
Dixon Springs State Park is a nice place to have a picnic or spend a week on vacation. Located in Southern Illinois or as we native born call it ( GOD'S COUNTRY ) . It has a nice big pool and the country secenry is just beautiful. Ezra E. Crider
I love this place so much its so nice and clean the people who work here are friendly and its the perfect place to go hiking or have a picnic with friends and family or to be alone for a little bit with nature