Cave-in-Rock State Park
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.
Nice location, secluded. The cabin did feel a little dated (furniture, carpet, decor) so that's the only negative. Beds weren't super comfy, but it was a place to sleep. The view made up for it though. Awesome view of the river and surrounding area.
Cool place, It is free to get in the park and you can park, go straight to see the cave, and leave if you wanted. Quick walk with stairs to the cave. Its directly on the bank of the Ohio river. Also once inside, find the crack in the ceiling letting light in for a rare in-cave sunlight photo opportunity
It's a small area but when we were there the cave was inaccessible due to high waters. Even though that was the case the rest of the park was clean and well maintained. As for things to do around it..... You have a ferry to get to Kentucky and back.
Saketh Anuma Reddy
Natural rock formation on the banks of the river. There is a ferry ride across river, connecting roads. Park maintenance should get better. There are writings on the walls.
Great views of the river. Perfect place to picnic. And the cave is a must.