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Dixon Springs State Park, IL

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Oct 14 2014   Later Dates


Dixon Springs State Park is one of several state parks in the Illinois Shawnee Hills. The park is situated on a gaint block of rock, which was dropped 200 feet along a fault line that extends northwesterly across Pope County The786-acre park is about 10 miles west of Golconda on Illinois Route 146 near its junction with Illinois Route 145.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Ball Field
  • Bath House
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Grills
  • Handicap Sites
  • Hiking
  • Hiking - Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Jogging/Running
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Park Lane
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Shelters
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Trails, Easy Hiking/Walking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Slides
  • Water, Drinking
  • Waterfall
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Baseball/Softball Fld
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Emergency Services
  • First Aid Station
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Pay Telephone
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
Alerts and Important Information
Shelter Reservations are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department, in this circumstance the Site Manager will contact you prior to your reservation date to cancel and issue your refund.

* A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) from the camping party must register for the party and thereby acknowledge compliance with the rules and regulations of the park for the party. * At least one responsible adult must accompany each group of 15 minors * Special camping rate reductions apply to Illinois residents only * Group size and number of vehicles cannot exceed the established maximums * The maximum length of camping stay from May 1 through September 30 is 14 nights in any 30 day period * Responsible use of alcohol is permitted in the park and campground, * All pets must be on a leash: Pet owners are responsible for their animal's waste and must dispose of it properly * All visitors are required to leave the park at or before 10:00PM * Groups of 25 or more are required to register in advance with the park office * We hope you enjoy your stay or event: Remember, take only memories, leave only footprints

For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 618 949 3304

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.38306, -88.66583
37°22'59"N, 88°39'57"W

Located 11 miles east from Vienna on Illinois 146. And 10 miles west of Golconda on Illinois 146

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Dixon Springs State Park
RT.2 P.O.178
Golconda IL 62938

Phone Number:

Information: (618)949 3304