Welcome to Starved Rock State Park
Starved Rock State Park – VOTED THE #1 ATTRACTION IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS – is a world apart
from anything else in Illinois! You will know it the minute you enter the park, as you wind your car
through the towering trees.
Amazing waterfalls are active in the spring and after heavy rains. We have 13 miles of trails to explore,
plus, the Illinois River offers fishing (ice fishing, too), boating, extraordinary views and great places to relax.
Visit the Lodge and see the largest two-sided fireplace in Illinois! Or stay in a cozy Lodge room or Cabin right inside the park!
The Parking lot to St. Louis Canyon off of route 178 is closed for the season. St. Louis Canyon is still open – you may hike to this area from the Lodge.
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Indians have lived within this park since 8000 BC. The first inhabitants were called the Archaic Indians. Through the centuries, Woodland, Hopewellian, and Mississippi Indian cultures have…
Why do leaves change color? As the Earth makes its 365-day journey around the sun, some parts of the planet will get fewer hours of sunlight at…