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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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About Blanchard Island - Mississippi River

This recreation area is part of Mississippi River - Pools 11-22

Operator
US Army Corps of Engineers
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Blanchard Island - Mississippi River is located in Mississippi River - Pools 11-22 in Illinois
Latitude
41.348 N
Longitude
-91.056 W
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2 Reviews of Blanchard Island - Mississippi River
Small campground right on the river - check for flooding before traveling

This is a very small campground. Parts were closed because of flooding so maybe your experience will be better. There were half a dozen sites available this weekend. Each site has direct water access for an easy fishing experience. A boat launch and day use parking area were seeing activity too. Vault toilets are at the end on the camp host side. 

Other than fishing or watching the water flow by, there wasn’t much else here. The drive in is through active farmland. You could walk along the gravel roads. Another option is to visit Loud Thunder forest for hiking. They also have boat rentals. 

A local church held a communal breakfast on Labor Day so check out the small local towns while you’re here.

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primative

it is very quite and lots of shade. There is no gravel or paved parking places all grass. primitive toilets no showers. Does have a boat landing. No power or sewer hook ups. does have dump station and a few water hydrants.