Destination of the Day: Fort Defiance Park

Fort Defiance Park offers an intimate view of the merging of two of the continent’s biggest rivers–the Ohio and the Mississippi–a combination that spawns a beast of a river from that point south. The park isn’t in great shape–it floods often and the City of Cairo doesn’t have a lot of money to take care of it–but pay that no mind. Get out of your car and wander around the rivers’ edges, taking time to just sit and watch.

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Confluence of Mississippi and Ohio Rivers from Fort Defiance Park

Confluence of Mississippi and Ohio Rivers from Fort Defiance Park

By | 2016-10-21T15:28:30+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Destination of the Day|2 Comments

About the Author:

Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler, is on a mission to explore the rich history, diverse cultures, and varied ecosystems of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. He is the author of Rock Island Lines, a mystery, and several guidebooks for the Mississippi Valley.


  1. Dean Klinkenberg July 31, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Hi, Gayle. Nice to hear from you! That’s a great shot on your blog. Looking forward to seeing the book.

  2. Gayle Harper July 31, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Hi Dean! I had the chance to see this area from the air – fascinating! Here’s a link to my visit there while on my 90-day road trip (there will be more in the book to follow).
    Keep rollin’ on, my friend! Gayle

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