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    Big River State Forest

    Galesburg, Illinois

    Big River State Forest

    Big River State Forest Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "Big River State Forest is full of pine plantations, and the camping area is no exception. Flat, fragrant, and heavily shaded, the camping area sits on a bluff several hundred yards from the Mississippi River. A smaller camping area down by the shore of the river is available depending on the whims of floodwater.

    Hikers can explore the forest on several miles of trails and many more miles of fire lanes. Within the campground, look for birds such as red-headed woodpeckers and nuthatches; down by the river, you’re likely to see herons and egrets."

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    Galesburg
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    Camping Illinois

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    Campsites
    Year-round
    Season
    Hiking, Camping, Birding
    Additional Use
    $10-$19
    Fees per Night
    Flush toilets, showers, grills, water, tables, dump station.
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