Cave In Rock State Park

Cave in Rock Rd Cave-In-Rock

Shawnee Forest - Eastern Loop Tour/Cave In Rock State Park
Southernmost Illinois
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Retrace the steps of Davy Crockett, of pirates and even counterfeiters

You can park high on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River and walk down to the cave, which is a good stone stair workout. If you want a lower impact way into the cave, park at the first parking area before the park, and take the Riverwalk. This is a mostly flat walk around the rocks and on the scenic river for any fitness level.

GPS coordinates - N 37.46394 and W -88.16642

Free Ferry – Enjoy a free car ferry ride across the Ohio River from Cave-In-Rock over to Marion, Kentucky and back. The Ferry operates 7 days a week from 7AM to 9 PM. Drive onto the ferry, get out and enjoy the river views on the 10 minute crossing, then pull off and turn around, and enjoy the river ride back across.


Enjoy a meal, and great river views at the Cave In Rock Lodge. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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