Fort Defiance Park

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Fort Defiance Road Cairo, IL 62914

GPS: 36.9867, -89.1472

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Overview of Fort Defiance Park

Number of Sites 16

Elevation 295 ft / 89 m

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Reviews of Fort Defiance Park 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/9/2020
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Last reported 1/9/2021
3 reviews
“Strange state park, but”

Reviewed 1/9/2021

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: ?
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Actually drove past the entrance and, after turning around, finally saw a small roadside sign indicating the park. Turned into parking lot first and then down a road to a multi acre area of trees and grass that could loosely be a park. Didn’t see any hookups or formal looking campsites. Finally just pulled into the grass and setup camp. Along the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers is a unique place to camp and the river was busy with sounds of barges. Would stay here again although no facilities.

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Brinx would stay here again

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3 reviews
“Great place to boondock. ”

Reviewed 9/9/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 9
Site Number: N/A
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I researched this park by going to the official IL state park website. The very first thing it mentions is camping. It then goes on to say you self check in/ pay. So I made it a point to camp there. Upon arrival there was signs along the way pointing out Fort Defiance State Park. But once you turned in there was no more signs. There was an old gate and it was open. I drove all the way In as far as you could to where the Missouri and the Mississippi meet. There was a portable toilet there and one sign that read no vehicles beyond this point. That’s it! It actually looked abandoned. The street lights were all off. No picnic tables no benches just a parking lot. I drove around the whole park and ended up in an even larger parking lot. Still no signs and no place to pay or register. It was already dark and there wasn’t any no trespassing signs so I called it a night. Pretty cool place. Very dark and quiet until a barge or two came down the river. This was during labor day weekend 2020. My thoughts were maybe it was flooded recently and they never went back to make any improvements. The roads and parking lots were paved and could accommodate multiple large rigs. ✌🏼

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Verizon 4G/LTE

Mike G would stay here again

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation
  • picnic area
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
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