Piasa Harbor

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Great Rivers Land Trust




Frisbee Golf 

Frisbee Golf:

In 2012 Great Rivers Land Trust completed construction of a nine-hole Frisbee golf course in the riverfront park at Piasa Harbor.  The course is free and open to the public.  Each hole has a placard at the tee that describes the par, distance and shape.  Park is closed after dark.

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A series of hiking trails were developed and completed in 2012 at Piasa Harbor.  The trailhead is located in the Southwest corner of the harbor.  A posted diagram shows the trail design and distance.  The trail weaves through the bottomland forest and offers vistas of the Mississippi River.  Park is closed after dark.





Anglers have their choice of fishing the Mississippi River, Piasa Creek, or the harbor itself.  





Bird watching and particularly eagle watching is an extremely popular activity along the Great River Road between Alton and Pere Marquette State Park.  Piasa Harbor offers one of the best opportunities anywhere on the river road for birders to safely pull off the highway, get out of their cars, stroll through the complex, and observe eagles, and a variety of other migratory birds.  The ample parking at Piasa Harbor eliminates safety issues often associated with eagle watchers who attempt to park along the Great River Road.  It also offers visitors a chance to take a break and have a snack as they continue on with their aviary adventure.





One of the most unique features of Piasa Harbor is the scenic beauty of its riverfront park.  Visitors can take a break from their travels on the Great River Road and take advantage of the grounds for a family picnic.  A spacious picnic pavilion with tables, electric and lighting is open to the public.  The more adventurous are welcome to have a picnic in the park along the edge of the Mississippi River.  Park closes at dark.