The park is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and is the southernmost point in the state of Illinois. The confluence was a strategically important site dating to prehistoric times, and was especially significant in the Civil War, when Camp Defiance was situates here. A viewing platform designed to resemble a ship’s bow provides a spectacular view of the confluence of the nation’s two greatest rivers.

Confluence of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
Route 51, South of Cairo, IL

Open year round from daylight until dusk.

Phone: (618)-734-2737