Starved Rock State Park

photo_srockExperience 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 Eagle Watch weekends, Night Hikes, National Trails Day, and more. 

Open daily from 7am to sunset.

Starved Rock State Park
Rt. 178
P.O. Box 509
Utica, IL 61373
815/ 667-4726

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