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Pere Marquette State Park, IL

A nature lover's paradise, Pere Marquette State Park is famous for the exceptional beauty of its fall colors and for its bald eagles during the winter. In addition to enjoying the spectacular views of the Illinois and Missisippi Rivers from several points atop the bluffs, visitors...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Mar 01 2015   Later Dates

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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.
Camping rate discounts apply to Illinois residents only.
The maximum length of camping stay is 14 nights in a 30 day period between May 1 and September 30.
A minimum of 3 nights must be reserved for Memorial Day, Indepedence Day, and Labor Day weekends.
Responsible use of alcohol is permitted in the park and campground.
All pets must be on a leash. Pet owners are responsible for cleanup of their animal's waste.
The Park closes for day use visitors at 9:00PM.
Firewood Ban: It is illegal to bring firewood from out-of-state, or from a quarantine area or adjacent counties where wood exportation or movement has been prohibited by State or Federal Law.

  • The maximum number of individuals per site is 4 adults with or without children
  • Sites can accommodate a maximum of 1 wheeled camper and 1 tent, or 2 tents.

  • Groups of 25 or more are required to register at the visitor center in advance.
  • For specific park information or questions regarding your reservation, please call the Park Office at 618-786-3323

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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
    Overview

    Description

    A nature lover's paradise, Pere Marquette State Park is famous for the exceptional beauty of its fall colors and for its bald eagles during the winter. In addition to enjoying the spectacular views of the Illinois and Missisippi Rivers from several points atop the bluffs, visitors can take advantage of a variety of year-round recreational opportunities including horseback riding, camping, fishing, boating, and hiking. There is much to enjoy in the surrounding area such as a variety of restaurants, wineries, casinos, and entertainment venues. See www.visitalton.com for examples of things to do in the area.

    Booking Window

    Cabin

    Sun Sep 07 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

    Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

    Group Camp

    Sun Sep 07 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

    Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

    Shelter

    Sun Sep 07 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

    Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Standard

    Sun Sep 07 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

    Reservations must be made 5 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Thu May 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Walk In Sat Nov 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
    Peak Fri May 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • BATHHOUSE
    • BOAT RAMP
    • Bicycling
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Cabins
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Cultural sites / Exhibtits
    • Dining
    • Dock, Boat
    • Dump Station
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • HISTORIC STRUCTURE/FEATURE
    • Handicap Sites
    • Hiking
    • Horse Rentals
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Interpretive Center
    • Interpretive Waysides
    • Jogging/Running
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Maintenance
    • Museum
    • Nature Study
    • Office/Ranger Station
    • PIER, FISHING
    • PROGRAMS, HISTORY
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Playground
    • Programs, Nature
    • Restaurant
    • Restrooms
    • River/Stream
    • SCENIC DRIVING ROUTES
    • Showers
    • Sightseeing
    • Skiing - Water
    • Trails, Bicycle
    • Viewing Platform/Overlook
    • Water, Drinking
    • Wildflower Viewing
    Within 10 Miles
    • Antiquing
    • Art & Museum
    • Cash Machine/Atm
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Grocery Store
    • Marina
    • Paddle Boat Rentals
    • RENTALS, BICYCLES
    • RENTALS, JET SKIS
    • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
    • Rentals, Boat, Pedal
    • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Retail, Supplies
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Shopping
    • Winery Tours
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Golf
    • Historic Sites
    • Hospital
    • Motel
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    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    CANCELLATION POLICY:

    CAMPSITES, CABINS:
    Cancellations made prior to the minimum booking window for the facility will be provided a full refund minus the non-refundable $5.00 reservation fee. Cancellations made inside the minimum reservation window, but prior to arrival, will be charged the first nights campsite or cabin use fee as well as the $5.00 reservation fee. All remaining funds will be refunded.

    Cancellations (or early departures) made after the scheduled arrival date will be charged for the nights that have passed (or the minimum stay requirement, whichever is greater), plus one additional nights campground or cabin use fee and the $5.00 reservation fee. Any remaining funds will be refunded.

    No-shows will be charged the full amount of the campsite/cabin reservation fee and the $5.00 reservation fee, without refund.

    SHELTERS: The reservation fee for Shelters is $25 for each day the shelter is reserved. All Shelter fees are non-refundable unless the area is closed by the Department. Upon vacating the site, shelter users are required to remove all personal belongings and place all trash in the appropriate receptacles located at the site. Failure to clean up the area after you leave will result in a disposal fee of $50. Failure to pay the disposal fee will result in denial of future reservations until the fee is paid in full.


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 01 2014 -
    Oct 31 2014
    Standard $20.00-$30.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00
    Cabin $45.00-$55.00
    Walk In Season
    Nov 01 2014 -
    Dec 31 2014
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Walk In Season
    Jan 01 2015 -
    Apr 30 2015
    Standard $20.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00
    Cabin $45.00
    Peak Season
    May 01 2015 -
    Oct 31 2015
    Standard $20.00-$30.00
    Shelter $25.00
    Group Camp $20.00
    Cabin $45.00-$55.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.01806, -90.54
    39°1'5"N, 90°32'24"W

    Pere Marquette State Park is located on Ilinois Route 100 (The Great River Road), about 18 miles west of Alton, Illinois. From Chicago: Take I-55 South to Exit 52 at Litchfield, IL Rt 16. Take Rt 16 West approx 49 miles to Jct of IL Rt 100. Proceed south on Rt 100 approximately 10 miles to the park. From St. Louis: Take I-270 North to US Hwy 367 North to Alton. Turn left on IL 143, proceed to 3rd stop light at IL Rt 100 and turn left. Take Rt 100 approximately 18 miles to the park.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Pere Marquette State Park
    13112 Visitor Center Lane
    Grafton  IL  62037

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (618)786-3323
    Additional Information