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Cave-in-Rock State Park

12 Reviews

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State Park

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly


12 Reviews of Cave-in-Rock State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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Scott B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2022

Nice and quiet

Quiet campground. Nice shower house. Quick walk to cave in rock or the cave in rock restaurant. Very few campers. Large open grassy areas. Lots of deer…and ticks. Campground host is really nice but the ranger is a pain

Month of VisitAugust
Lee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2021

Nice option in southern Illinois

General: I was a bit apprehensive about this state park because it did not take reservations, so we made sure to arrive by 11 am but we had no reason to worry – compared to other Illinois campgrounds we visited on this trip, this one was almost empty on a Wednesday in mid-October. Steve, the…

  • View of the Ohio River from the mouth of the cave
  • View from inside the cave
  • Site 24
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Month of VisitNovember
Jim L.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2020

Cave -in -Rock

I have been coming here for a really long time. My parents always brought me and my two younger brothers here since we were very young and I’m 64 years old now. We would buy fresh caught catfish right here and have a great picnic with all the trimmings. I just love it here. Now me and my wife and…


Cave-in-Rock State Park is located in Illinois


To reach the park from the northern parts of Illinois, proceed south on I-57 exiting at Marion, IL, on highway 13 east. Go east through Marion and Harrisburg to the intersection of Illinois 1 and 13. Turn south 22 miles on highway 1 to Cave-in-Rock State Park. From the south, take highway 90 from Marion, KY., and cross the Cave-in-Rock ferry and follow directional signs to the park entrance. From the southeast take I-24 west from the I-24 bridge to exit #16, then go 38 miles east on Illinois highway 146 to the park. From Southern Indiana, proceed through Evansville, IN traveling West on highway 62 and Illinois highway 141 to Illinois Rt. 1, then go south 36 miles to Cave-in-Rock State Park.


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