Cave-in-Rock State Park

1 New State Park Rd

Located at the southeastern tip of Southern Illinois, along the beautiful Ohio River you will find Cave-in-Rock State Park Lodge and Restaurant. The lodge and restaurant take its name from a large natural cave used as a hiding place by pirates who preyed upon river travelers after the Revolutionary War until the 1830's.

Perched 80 feet above the Ohio River the Lodge features four duplex cabins with eight suites, each accommodating up to four people. The suites have a kitchenette (no cooking facilities), dining area, wet bar, bedroom, bath, and private patio deck overlooking the river.

The family-style restaurant serves lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Depending on the season you can dine by the warmth of the fireplace or enjoy the outdoors on the patio. The view can't be beat!

Outdoor activities include hiking, fishing, boating, bicycling, playgrounds, picnicking, and bird watching.

The Lodge is the perfect site for family vacations, couple get aways or family reunions.


Mercedees Edwards

Friday, Dec. 30, 2016

Such a fun and naturally beautiful place to spend your day! I've loved visiting with small groups and big groups. Great place to go if you have a day! Would totally recommend 10/10.


Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Seemed like a really nice state park. Our problem was coming in the middle of January near sunset. No one there and the walkway to the cave was partially underwater. Need to come back to really check it out.

Benjamin Hynes

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Cool cave on the river. A lot bigger than I thought it would be. Bring a flashlight.


Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

great view, unique location. a historic natural wonder. nice campground and cabins. excellent rural restaurant experience. love the chef salad!

Linda Thomas

Friday, July 15, 2016

Fun pit stop. It's about a half hour, forty-five minute adventure. The steps could be physically demanding for those with limited mobility. No handicapped accessibility to the cave itself, but the park above has beautiful views everyone can enjoy. There are 3 covered shelters and at least as many bathrooms up top. The cave is interesting but can be slippery, but you won't necessarily get dirty (unless you want to!).