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Cave-In-Rock, Illinois: Cave-In-Rock: River Pirates

Bandits use to hide in the cave-in-rock and prey on passersby. Now you can hide in it for fun, or to get in touch with your inner bandit.

Cave-in-Rock State Park

Park Ave., Cave-In-Rock, IL
On the Ohio River in Hardin County. From the north, drive south on I-57 exiting at Marion on Hwy 13 east. Go through Marion and Harrisburg to the intersection of Illinois 1 and 13. Turn south 22 miles on Hwy 1 to Cave-in-Rock State Park.
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The kids loved the cave. We camped there and the campground was nice... had hot showers.

[Claros Clan, 08/23/2013]

Cave-In-Rock is the star attraction of Cave-in-Rock State Park in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. A big honor for a small cave.

Cave-In-Rock - River Pirates

It is the world famous Cave on the Ohio River that the pirates/gangs, such as the Harpes brothers, lived in to raid passersby and escape the law.

The river pirate history is in scenes from Walt Disney's Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1955), and the MGM classic How the West Was Won (1962). Both filmed at the cave as well as Battery Rock. In 1997, the History Channel show, "In Search of History" also filmed at the site for an episode entitled "River Pirates."

[Courtney, 06/27/2008]

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