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Cairo, Illinois: River Merge Observation Deck

Why look at one mighty river when you can look at two? Observation deck overlooks the point where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers converge and flow south.

Fort Defiance State Park

Fort Defiance Rd, Cairo, IL
Fort Defiance State Park. On the southernmost tip of Illinois. I-57 exit 1, then drive southeast on US-51 for five miles. US-51 turns left, but stay straight to the Park entrance, a hundred yards further, also on on the left.
Daily 9-dusk.Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Fort Defiance State Park.

Fort Defiance State Park

At the tip of a small park, the mighty Mississippi and Ohio Rivers converge. A small, prow shaped observation deck overlooks the water as the rivers flow south.

[Steve, 03/08/2021]

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