Blanding Landing is situated in a lush river valley on the east bank of the great Mississippi, just eight miles from Hanover, Illinois. Rich deposits of minerals line the landscape. In the early 19th century, miners from around the globe flocked to the area in search of wealth from minerals. This was the nation's first mineral rush, predating California's legendary Gold Rush.
From Hanover, Illinois, turn west on Fulton Street next to Apple Riverbridge. Follow signs 8 miles to campground.