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.