Mississippi Palisades State Park

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Mississippi Palisades State Park
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Map showing the location of Mississippi Palisades State Park
Map showing the location of Mississippi Palisades State Park
Map of the U.S. state of Illinois showing the location of Mississippi Palisades State Park
Location Carroll County, Illinois, USA
Nearest city Savanna, Illinois
Coordinates 42°08′N 90°10′W / 42.133°N 90.167°W / 42.133; -90.167Coordinates: 42°08′N 90°10′W / 42.133°N 90.167°W / 42.133; -90.167
Area 2,500 acres (1,000 ha)
Established 1973
Governing body

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Designated: 1972

Mississippi Palisades State Park, is a National Natural Landmark located in Carroll County, Illinois just north of the town of Savanna. It is a partially conserved section of the Mississippi Palisades. The area contains many caves and large cliffs along the Mississippi River at the mouth of the Apple River (Illinois) in the Driftless Area of far northwestern Illinois.

In popular culture[edit]

Indie music artist Sufjan Stevens made reference to the Palisades in his song The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us! on his 2005 concept album Illinois.

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