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 in the Driftless Area of far northwestern Illinois.
In popular culture
Mississippi River view from Mississippi Palisades State Park near Savanna Illinois. Railroad freight train in the scene. BNSF line
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.