Starved Rock State Park


The 2,816-acre Starved Rock State Park complex is one of the premier publicly held natural areas in all of Illinois. The Park displays 18 distinct canyons, cut by the Illinois River and made of St. Peter sandstone. Seasonally the canyons debut sparkling waterfalls or magnificent ice falls. As you hike along 15 miles of trails, lush vegetation supports abundant wildlife and bird population. The Park's state-of-the-art Visitor Center has native Illinois River fish, a replica of a native wig-wam, interactive displays, guided hikes and nature programs on a year round basis. Dining and overnights are available at Starved Rock Lodge.


Routes 71 and 178
Utica, IL 61373


41.32045000, -88.99873000
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(815) 667-4726

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