Live Eagle Cam! See a live view of an active Bald Eagle's nest at the visitor center. A pair of eagles has returned to a local nest, where they are currently spending several hours a day. A nature-lover's paradise, this 8,000-acre park is famous for the exceptional beauty of its fall colors and for its bald eagles during the winter. In addition to enjoying the spectacular view of the Illinois River and its backwaters from several points atop the bluffs, visitors can take advantage of a variety of year-round recreational opportunities, including horseback riding, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating. Pere Marquette's Visitor Center, opened in October 1997, welcomes you with a three-dimensional map of the park and wealth of other displays and exhibits concerning the Illinois River, wildlife habitat, local history, and geology.

Beautiful! The view was awesome :) definitely would do it again, only reason I didn't put 5 stars is because I thought it was a little short. Theres also a cute little sea food restaurant near by "Fin Inn".

Great place to hike - weekends are usually pretty crowded - so if you want to get away from the crowds at this park, do the longer trails (Hickory North and Fern Hollow). Goat Cliff trail has the best overlooks, (3), in my opinion.

Great area with many trails. Will def. return to see the Bald Eagles

trail running
2 months ago

amazing goat trail oh my great

Great view at the end of October.

Beautiful hike but very busy on the weekends.

Love this hike. So many miles of trail and great overviews.

Awesome overlook at the top

Good hike with nice views on the Western side. Took the family, 6 year old made it without too much trouble.

5 months ago