Cave-In-Rock State Park Poster
Carved from the sheer cliffs overlooking the Ohio River, Cave-In-Rock has been mystifying visitors in Southern Illinois for thousands of years. As the primary feature of Cave-In Rock State Park, this 55-foot wide cave was one of the first few natural landmarks to appear on European maps of the interior United States as far back as 1729. Named "caverne dans Le Roc" by French explorer M. de Lery, it served as a frequent stop along the Detroit-New Orleans fur trading route throughout the Beaver Wars. Spending much of the 18th and 19th century as a hideout for murderous thieves and river bandits, it later served as the backdrop for several famous western films. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources acquired the cave and 64 acres surrounding it in 1929 to create the Cave-In Rock State Park.
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