Unusual Destinations: River Pirate Hideout – Cave-in-Rock, Illinois

Aug 29, 2019 View Comments by

River pirate hideout, IllinoisCarved out of a bluff on the Ohio River in southern Illinois is a reminder of the dark side of America’s early years. This 55-foot-wide cave was a tempting stop for pioneers traveling down the river. With the implied promise of food, supplies or directions, the unsuspecting were lured ashore. But that led to their doom at the hands of cave-dwelling pirates, who seized their belongings. Find it at Cave-in-Rock State Park located at 1 New State Park Rd., Cave-in-Rock IL, (618) 289-4325 Visit the State Park website.

 

 

 

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