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Pere Marquette State Park

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Known as Pere, the French word for "Father," missionary Pere (Father) Jacques Marquette explored this area with Louis Joliet in 1673 upon reaching the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Illinois River.

Pere Marquette State Park, northwest of St Louis near the Illinois community of Grafton, encompasses 7,900 scenic acres.

For visitors, lodging is available at the Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center.

Location: PO Box 158, Grafton Illinois 62037 Telephone 618-786-3323

Other Illinois State Parks nearby:
(Plainview) Beaver Dam State Park
(East St. Louis) Frank Holten State Park
(Granite City) Horseshoe Lake State Park
(Grafton) Pere Marquette State Park

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