Experience the fun of outdoor adventure at Starved Rock State Park. The 2816-acre park complex is one of the premier publicly held natural areas in all of Illinois. Whether you enjoy hiking along the nature trails or viewing the many spectacular overlooks along the Illinois River, recreational opportunities abound. From picnicking to fishing to boating, from horseback riding to camping to enjoying winter sports, there is so much to do!
The backdrop for your activities is 18 canyons formed by glacial meltwater and stream erosion and composed of St. Peter sandstone. The park is best known for its fascinating rock formations and its sparkling waterfalls. Its lush vegetation supports an abundance of wildlife.
Starved Rock State Park is host to a number of enjoyable annual events, including the Winter Wilderness and Eagle Watch weekends in January, the Cross-Country Ski Weekend in February, the Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage in May, the Montreal Canoe Weekend in June and the Fall Colors Weekend in October.
Starved Rock State Park
P.O. Box 509
Utica, IL 61373