Enjoy a riverside picnic, scenic drives, hiking & biking.  Similarly, bird watching is another popular option during your stay. The Green Tree Inn is  conveniently situated alongside the “Mighty Mississippi” in Elsah, Illinois. Our location provides our guests with quick access to many activities.

Furthermore, the Alton & Grafton regions of Great River Road are just a short distance from Green Tree Inn.

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Pere Marquette State Park

A large number of picnic areas with tables and grills are available at Pere Marquette State Park. Reserve a picnic shelter for family reunions and special occasions. Reservations can be made online: www.reserveamerica.com. Aside from picnic areas, Pere Marquette State Park offers tremendous outdoor activities. There are many ways to become immersed in the natural beauty of the valley.

Along the Great River Road you can enjoy a riverside picnic, including a view of gorgeous limestone bluffs. Most noteworthy, Pere Marquette State Park offers more than 8,000-acres of beauty to explore.


Visitor's Center

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  • Visitor Center offers 3-dimensional map of the park.
  • Displays reflect local wildlife habitats and regional history.
  • Grab a unique souvenir at the local gift shop.
  • Take a Tour of Pere Marquette Lodge.
  • Enjoy Dinner Theater and Annual Festivals.
  • In addition, you can dine at the Restaurant or visit Mary Michelle Winery.



Lodge & Conference Center

Above all, the Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center is certainly an amazing structure. First of all, the building is composed of limestone and massive timbers. Vaulted ceilings and a 700-ton stone fireplace enhance the Great Room. Another possible activity during your trip could be a lodge tour. Furthermore, located within the lodge are the Mary Michelle Winery and Pere Marquette restaurant, two more great features in addition to so much already!

Open year-round, the restaurant offers a delicious Menu.  Dinner theater,  festivals, and other entertainment take place during the year. Finally, Check out all of the Upcoming Events at Pere Marquette.